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PENSACOLA’S FOO FOO FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES VENDOR APPLICATIONS, GRANT STRUCTURES, AND COVID-SAFE PLANS FOR 2021

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

ORGANIZATIONS INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR A FOO FOO FESTIVAL GRANT, CLICK HERE TO VISIT ACEPensacola.org.

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. All organizations, businesses, and community partners are encouraged to participate as “Friends of Foo,” receiving visibility at the 12-day event. To apply for this year’s Foo Foo Festival, visit FooFooFest.com.

ORGANIZATIONS INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR A FOO FOO FESTIVAL GRANT, CLICK HERE TO VISIT ACEPensacola.org.

Foo Foo Fest Application Timeline:

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.

ABOUT 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.

ABOUT ART, CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT, INC. (ACE):  
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.

COVID-19 STATEMENT

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.  

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StompFest 2019 Featuring Marsha Ambrosius and Mannie Fresh

Nov. 2

Pensacola Bay Center View Map

Tickets: $15–$25

StompFest 2019

Event Info

Foo Foo Festival Presents Stomp Fest 

Hosted by comedian and internet sensation Haha Davis — also known as “Mr. Big Fella.” Also featuring musical performances by Marsha Ambrosius, and DJ performance by Mannie Fresh rapper/producer of all or most of the songs on 17 multi-platinum, platinum or gold albums for Cash Money Records. 

This year, Foo Foo Festival and Stomp Fest present the 2019 Invitational Step Show. It will once again be the anchor Step Show event for the Foo Foo Festival. Stomp Fest is based on a 125-year-old African American College Fraternity and Sorority Tradition of “Stepping.” 

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The event will feature some of the finest Step/Strolls by various Fraternities, Sororities and organizations from across the nation. Local favorites, “The Omega Lamplighters” are returning this year to make history — their motto is “We turn good young men into great young men.” 

Stepping uses dance movement and music to tell a story visually. The performances have influences including military close order drill, African Foot Dances, the stage routines of African American Soul and R&B performers such as The Temptations and The Four Tops. 

In the 1990s Stepping started to broaden its musical styles and participatory groups to include Latin American, and Caucasian Greek College organizations. 

Latin college students introduced Salsa and Meringue rhythms and as Rap and Hip Hop entered the American music mainstream the stepping culture widened its 21st Century audience and competition pool and became “Stomp Festivals.”

What Can Our Audience Expect?

  • Hosted by Comedian and Internet sensation HaHa “Mr. Big Fella” Davis.
  • Musical performances by Jazz and Pop recording star Marsha Ambrosius.
  • Multi-Platinum record producer Mannie Fresh will serve as a special guest DJ, spinning several of his legendary hits! A legendary international super producer, Mannie Fresh created hits for global artists including Lil Wayne, Birdman, Juvenile, Young Jeezy, The Hot Boys, and more.

The event will bring in noted collegiate step teams to an electric Pensacola Bay Center. Early bird tickets can be found here. Regular tickets will remain on-sale after the Early Bird sale close, here. For more information visit Stompfest850.com, or PensacolaBayCenter.com

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