Culture Fest, Fitness Fest, and more

Seven days out is your guide to entertainment events, concerts, festivals and activities in Escambia and Santa Rosa County.


Jazz Gumbo: Women in Jazz

5:30 p.m., doors; 6:30 p.m., scheduled; May 16. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. The evening features Mary Chavez, keys and vocals, Rebecca Barry, saxophone and vocals, Holly Phillips, bass, Leah Yelverton, drums, and a special guest. $10 each for Jazz Pensacola members and guests, $12 for non-members, free for students with ID and military in uniform. Also, join Jazz Pensacola at this event, and admission is free. Admission includes a cup of seafood gumbo. More info: 850-433-8382 or

monday night blues

7 pm May 16. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. Seville Quarter and the Blues Society of Northwest Florida are bringing the “blues” back to the Seville Quarter Entertainment District. The event features live blues music and “BBQ and Bud” food and drink specials. More info: 850-434-6211 or


Benjamin Burnley, lead singer of Breaking Benjamin.  The band will take the stage Tuesday at the Pensacola Bay Center.

breaking benjamin

6:30 pm May 17. Pensacola Bay Center, 201 E. Gregory St. Breaking Benjamin, a rock band from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, formed in 1999 by lead singer and guitarist Benjamin Burnley and drummer Jeremy Hummel, will perform live in concert . The band has sold more than 7 million units and yielded three RIAA-certified platinum records, two gold records and several certified singles, including two multi-platinum, two platinum and five gold. Seether, Starset and Lacey Strum will open the show. Tickets start at $41. More info: 850-432-0800.

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