Monday Night Blues
8 p.m. Monday, July 8. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. The Blues Society of Northwest Florida presents the Monday Blues Open Jam in a “smoke-free” atmosphere. Enjoy a great jam session and memorable performances of the blues. 434-6211. sevillequarter.com.
John Appleyard Talk: Navy Housing
9 a.m. Tuesday, July 9. Pensacola Visitor Information Center, 1401 E. Gregory St. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear famed historian John Appleyard share his knowledge of Pensacola’s history with one of his famous storytelling sessions. Free. More info: 850-434-1234.
An Evening of Great Jazz
6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. Gino Rosaria, award-winning pianist, will perform jazz standards, smooth jazz, and Latin jazz in the Lili Marlene’s listening room. Rosaria performs with his award-winning band Groove Symphony and features some of the best jazz artists on the Gulf Coast, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and New York City. More info: 850-434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.
Bands on the Beach
7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 9. Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach, Pensacola Beach. Pensacola Beach’s popular outdoor summer concert series with performers for every musical taste. Featuring a lineup of regional artists, Bands on the Beach delivers an eclectic musical experience throughout the entire summer. This week features Modern Eldorados. Spectators are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. Free. More info: 850-932-2257 or visitpensacolabeach.com.
Red, White and Blues Week featuring the Pensacola Beach Air Show
8 a.m. Wednesday, 2 p.m. Thursday, noon Friday and noon Saturday, July 10 through 13. Pensacola Beach. Locals and visitors from all over look forward to the annual Pensacola Beach Air Show held in the summer. The show highlights the Blue Angels — the U. S. Navy’s flight demonstration squadron stationed at Forrest Sherman Field aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. The Blue Angels hold several practice sessions along the beach in the days leading up to the big event on show day. More info: 850-932-2257.
5 p.m., doors; 6 p.m., show; Thursday, July 11. Pensacola Museum of Commerce, 201 E. Zaragoza St. The popular monthly acoustic concert series returns with Dell Suggs, Smithfield Fair, and Tina and Her Pony. Artist bios and photos are available at radiolive.org. $10. More info: wuwf.org.
Blues Angel School of Music – Rock Recital
6 p.m. Thursday, July 11. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox St. Blues Angel School of Music presents their annual Rock Recital. Come hear 14 student bands led by music instructors and BAM staff performing a variety of your favorite tunes with a special performance by Pensacola’s own Classic June. Spend the evening enjoying a variety of rock classics and supporting young musicians who have been practicing together and working hard. Free. For all ages. More info and ticket purchase: vinylmusichall.com.
Tunes by the Dunes
7 p.m. Thursday, July 11. Sand Crab Pavilion, Navarre Beach Park. The series will showcase a variety of local musicians with the Gulf of Mexico and sunset as the backdrop. Attendees will find a different genre of music including jazz, reggae, southern rock, country, oldies and much more. Spectators are encouraged to bring their beach blankets and lawn chairs. This week features Glenn Parker. Free. More info: 850-939-3267 or navarrechamber.com.
Set it Off
6 p.m. Friday, July 12. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox St. Set it Off, a Los Angeles-based band comprised of Cody Carson (vocals), Dan Clermont (guitar), Zach DeWall (guitar) and Maxx Danziger (drums), will perform live in concert. The band has become known for creating their own original brand of pop music, infusing bold electronic elements that guide loud, driving rock instrumentations with guitar riffs as catchy as the choruses and an overall feel-good, dance-worthy vibe. Emarosa, Broadside and Lizzy Farrall will open the show. $18 through $20. For all ages. More info and ticket purchase: vinylmusichall.com.
Michael Jackson: A Thrilling Tribute
7 p.m. Friday, July 12. Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox Place. Michael Jackson: A Thrilling Tribute is a fast-paced, exciting tribute show to the one and only King of Pop! This high-energy thriller features Falynne Lewing and her team of highly skilled, professional dancers from Red Hot Productions. Cost: $28, $38 and $68. More info: 850-595-3880 or pensacolasaenger.com.
Florida’s Flora: Nature Tour of Arcadia Mill
10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 13. Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site, 5709 Mill Pond Lane, Milton. Guests of all ages will learn about how native plants were used in the past on the Florida’s Flora tour. This ticketed tour lasts approximately 45 minutes to an hour and takes place along the boardwalk and nature trails. Trail appropriate attire, bug spray, and sunscreen are recommended. Admission: $2 for kids; $4 for adults. More info: 850-626-3084.
2019 Pensacola Beach Air Show
Noon Saturday, July 13. Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach, 20 Casino Beach Blvd., Pensacola Beach. This must-see event features the world-famous Blue Angels performing over Pensacola Beach on Santa Rosa Island. Civilian acts begin at noon with the Blues flying at 2 p.m. Don’t forget the sunscreen and $1 for the toll bridge. At the conclusion of the air show, trolley riders will want to be on the first set of buses and trolleys leaving Casino Beach, otherwise expect a long wait for trolleys to return. More info: 850-932-2257.
Chris Thomas King – King of Nola Blues
7 p.m. Saturday, July 13. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox St. Chris Thomas King, a blues musician and actor, is the son of blues musician Tabby Thomas. In the 2000 movie “O’ Brother, Where Art Thou?,” he played legendary bluesman Tommy Johnson. On the “O Brother…” soundtrack he plays Skip James’ “Hard Time Killing Floor Blues.” In the 2004 movie Ray, he played bandleader Lowell Fulson. He has also appeared in several documentaries about the blues and about music. He has won awards including Album of the Year for both Grammy Award and Country Music Awards. King has sold more than 10 million records in the United States. $10 to $35. For all ages. More info and ticket purchase: vinylmusichall.com.
Vive la France: A Wine and Food Event
5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 14. Jackson’s Steakhouse, 400 S. Palafox St. For the 10th year, Jackson’s Steakhouse is presenting the wine and food tasting, “Vive la France.” Bastille Day is the French national holiday, la Fête du 14 juillet. It commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789, an act that led to the conclusion of the French Revolution and the beginning of French independence. With Bastille Day serving as the inspiration for the tasting, Jean Pierre N’Dione has hand selected four French wines to complement a selection of classic French dishes as prepared by Chef Irv Miller. More info: 850-469-9898 or jacksonsrestaurant.com.