Foo Foo Festival 2015

Happy New Year!



Pensacola’s 12-Day Coastal Celebration Set to Return November 4-15, 2021

The New Year brings a new Foo Foo Festival! Mark your calendars for Foo Foo Festival’s virtual kickoff announcement, taking place on Friday, January 29, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. CT, to hear the news for this year’s plans and grant applications. The 7th Annual Foo Foo Festival will take place November 4-15, 2021 with 12 days of fun-filled celebrations.

The Foo Foo Festival team is excited to share the news around this year’s events, which will be held with COVID-Safe measures in mind. While Foo’s plans for its 2020 events were canceled out of an abundance of safety to ensure the health of the Pensacola community and attendees, the highly-anticipated festival will return in November 2021 better than ever before. Pensacola is celebrated for its unique culture, and the ability to celebrate the arts organizations, nonprofits, and local businesses that thrive within this beloved coastal destination is important now more than ever.

The invitation to join this year’s kickoff meeting is open to all nonprofits, prior participants, local-to-Pensacola community groups, local and regional arts organizations, businesses, hoteliers, and musicians that are interested in learning how to participate in Foo Foo Festival as a grant recipient and “Friend of Foo Foo Fest.” To access the kickoff meeting, please use the Zoom meeting link provided below.





Register in advance for the Zoom Meeting here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErcOihrj0tGdOleAw_rmuCrmKPyY6PGBMb


This meeting has proven to be very informative and beneficial to those that are interested in potentially submitting for a Foo Foo Festival grant, becoming a Friend of Foo, or finding out how your business or venture can benefit from the festival and its marketing and advertising.

For questions, please email Nicole Stacey, Foo Foo Festival Curator at Curator@AcePensacola.org


The health and safety of the Pensacola Foo Foo Fest’s attendees, staff, vendors, and participants are of the utmost importance to the Foo Foo Fest team. As Foo Foo Fest organizers work to finalize the plans and event layout for this November’s festivities, the team is taking all precautions possible to ensure that the health of its festival-goers will be kept top of mind, including the institution of COVID-safe protocols and enhancement of outdoor spaces to allow for social distancing. The Foo Foo Fest team will continue to monitor developments surrounding COVID-19 leading up to November’s events and will fully cooperate with any instructions heeded for Escambia County by local and state officials and the CDC.

Foo Foo Fest looks forward to the opportunity to welcome new and returning festival attendees to its seventh annual beloved arts & culture event November 4-15, 2021, and to showing support for the Pensacola community during these challenging times.  


Five Sister Blues Cafe Welcomes The Amazing Jimmi Mayes

Nov. 7, 6:00 p.m.

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Tickets: Open to Public, No Ticket Required

Five Sisters Blues Cafe

Event Info

Five Sisters Blues Café is proud to welcome blues musician, The Amazing Jimmi Mayes, to the Belmont- DeVilliers neighborhood in Pensacola, Florida on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Mr. Mayes will perform live at Five Sisters Blues Café with The Truth featuring Tony Pasko and Cat Rhodes. Mayes will entertain with his music and stories from his historic career, spanning over fifty years. At the conclusion of the show, Mr. Mayes will have copies of his book, The Amazing Jimmi Mayes: Sideman to the Stars, available for purchase and signing.

Jimmi Mayes has a rich history as an entertainer and recording artist; vocalist, drummer and author which he details in a book about his life. Mayes played and toured with Little Walter, Jimmy Reed, Pinetop Perkins, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Robert Junior Lockwood, and moreover the course of his career. He backed Marvin Gaye and later became the bandleader for Joey Dee & the Starliters who had a monster hit the “Peppermint Twist” during the time Jimmi Hendrix was with them. Mayes became good friends with Jimi Hendrix and eventually, he was asked by Jimi Hendrix to record with him. Mayes is on four of Hendrix’s albums.

Mayes makes his home in Jackson, Mississippi and continues his entertaining journey. He published a memoir of his adventures in 2013, The Amazing Jimmi Mayes: Sideman to the Stars and was inducted into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame in 2016. In 2018 he was the headliner for “An Evening With the Blues” in Bolzano, Italy. Additionally, he released an exciting new Blues Album “My Whole Life’s A Shuffle” July 2018 recorded at the B.B. King recording studio in Mississippi.

Five Sisters Blues Café is located at 421 West Belmont, the former home of Gussie’s Record Shop, on the corner of Belmont and DeVilliers streets. is a restaurant built on some of Pensacola’s deepest musical history right in the heart of historic downtown Pensacola. This corner is the home to the Pensacola’s Mississippi Blues Marker, the second one in the state of Florida which commemorates this musical heritage.

Five Sisters features soulful, Southern dishes and offers daily blackboard and house specialties. Live blues music Thursday – Sunday. Hours 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Friday – Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, please visit our website, www.fivesistersbluescafe.com.

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