Foo Foo Festival 2015



Seventh Annual Cultural Celebration Set to Return November 4-15, 2021


Pensacola’s Foo Foo Festival officially announced its plans for its seventh annual events, taking place November 4-15, 2021. Via a virtual kickoff, the Foo Foo Festival committee shared this year’s grant application process, funding structure, and COVID-safe procedures that will be implemented into this year’s festival. While the Foo Foo Festival’s plans for its 2020 events were canceled out of an abundance of caution to ensure the health and safety of the Pensacola community and attendees, the highly-anticipated festival will return in November 2021 better than ever before. 

In 2021, the Pensacola Foo Foo Festival will once again fund top-scoring grant applicants, with the number of grants to be awarded contingent upon the number of submissions. This year the Foo Foo Festival will provide up to $315,000 in grant funding, and grant applicants can apply for up to $100,000 in grant funding. For those local non-profits interested in applying for a Foo Foo Festival grant, visit ACEPensacola.org.

For those local non-profit organizations that apply and do not receive a grant but would still like to participate or those local for-profit businesses such as hoteliers, restaurants, bars, etc who are interested in participating by hosting events during the 12-day period and benefitting from marketing efforts, we encourage you to apply as a Friend of Foo. To learn more and apply for this year’s Friend of Foo program, visit FooFooFest.com. Please note that there is a submission and approval process for the Friend of Foo program.


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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 and to showing support for the Pensacola community during these challenging times.  

Visit the Foo Foo Fest news page, for more information on the 2021 Pensacola Foo Foo Festival.

For more information on the 2021 Pensacola Foo Foo Festival, visit FooFooFest.com or follow Foo Foo Festival on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

ACE is a nonprofit organization that receives Federal, State of Florida, Escambia County, City of Pensacola, corporate, foundation, and personal funds. ACE disperses these funds through an equitable granting process to nonprofit arts, culture, and entertainment organizations throughout Escambia County, Fla., and promotes Escambia County as an arts and cultural destination through the annual Foo Foo Festival and other marketing efforts. For more information about ACE, visit www.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.  


Jazz for Justice, Featuring Rebirth Brass Band

Nov. 10, 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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Tickets: Free to Public; Reserved Seats and VIP Tickets Available

Jazz for Justice

Event Info

Join us for a full day of live jazz music in downtown Pensacola featuring amazing jazz musicians from throughout the Southeastern United States!

2019 will mark the 4th year that LEGAL SERVICES OF NORTH FLORIDA (LSNF) has hosted Jazz for Justice in collaboration with Foo Foo Festival in downtown Pensacola. This year, LSNF is excited to partner with Seville Quarter to host a magical experience for our sponsors and attendees in 2019.

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A true grassroots music event since its inception, Jazz for Justice is one of LSNF’s largest fundraisers thanks to the support of dozens of local businesses, law firms, and organizations throughout Pensacola and North Florida.

2019 Jazz for Justice promises to be one of the best events in our history and features a remarkable lineup of jazz musicians and a new venue that is sure to delight our attendees and sponsors.

Attendance & Tickets

This event is free to the public; however, we are now offering NEW and exclusive ticket options for those hoping to amp up their experience! This event does benefit Legal Services of North Florida, who provides no cost civil legal help to those in our community who need it. We encourage those who are able, to donate $10 at the event.

Reserved Seating – $20

This ticket option guarantees ease and fun, by reserving you a seat in a specialty seating area exclusive for ticket holders. Watch and listen to amazing artists, in comfort!

VIP Experience – $50

Want to take your experience at Jazz for Justice one step further? Join the other VIP guests for THE VIP Experience! The VIP Experience ticket includes exclusive backstage access during the entire event, along with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine and refreshments during the VIP Reception from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Schedule of Events

Jazz for Justice Schedule of Events & Band Lineup

Sunday Jazz Brunch  |  11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Silent Auction  |  3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

VIP Reception  |  3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Live Music  |  3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

3:00 p.m. – Ellen Vinson and Denise D’Antoni

They bring their interpretation of songs from the American Songbook; songs that tell a story and never go out of style.

3:45 p.m. – The Quashers

The Quashers is a jazz trio who play all kinds of jazz from slow-moving ballads to uptempo, mind-bending bebop.

4:30 p.m. – Whiskey & Water

Whiskey & Water is the perfect combination of whiskey-rough drinking sounds and smooth, flowing rhythms that are guaranteed to perfectly accompany any fine bottle of spirits.

5:30 p.m. – Rebirth Brass Band

Headlining Jazz for Justice is the Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band – as seen on HBO’s Treme

6:45 p.m. – Big Daddy and Red Hot Java

Big Daddy & Red Hot Java testifies through its ministry of Blues peppered with Soul and Jazz.

This year’s Jazz for Justice promises to be one for the books and features a remarkable lineup of jazz musicians that is sure to delight attendees.

For more on artist, tickets, etc, please go to www.JazzforJustice.org

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