FOO FOO FEST ANNOUNCES 2021 VIRTUAL KICKOFF MEETING
FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2021
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.
DETAILS & REGISTRATION
Register in advance for the Zoom Meeting here: https://us02web.zoom.us/
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.
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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.”
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?
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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