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Date line D ow n t own Vinyl Music Hall

Vinyl Music Hall hosts a variety of events, and January features original artists, events and once-in-a-lifetime entertainment. For more information and to purchase tickets for any of these events, visit Jan. 5: Big Deal Burlesque Jan. 11: Sister Hazel Jan. 13: Sabotage – Tribute To The Beastie Boys Jan. 17: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Jan. 19: The Queers Jan. 22: The Machine performs Pink Floyd Jan. 26: Crown The Empire Jan. 27: Felly Jan. 28: They Might Be Giants Jan. 31: Futurebirds

Pensacola Ice Flyers

Throughout December Come and cheer for our local team as the Pensacola Ice Flyers gear up for their 2017-2018 season. With a new coach and new energy, they are determined to continue their dominance in the Southern Professional Hockey League. All games listed below are home games. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Jan. 12: vs. Birmingham Bulls Jan. 13: vs. Birmingham Bulls Jan. 14: vs. Macon Mayhem Jan. 26: vs. Huntsville Havoc Jan. 27: vs. Huntsville Havoc

the whole of Pensacola Bay to see. Make sure not to miss the spectacle, as it only comes once a year.

Pensacola Mardi Gras Kick Off Celebration

January 5 To kick off this fantastic Mardi Gras season, Pensacola Mardi Gras, Inc presents the 2018 Pensacola Mardi Gras Kick Off Celebration. Pensacola’s best parading Mardi Gras Krewe’s will have their float and their entire Krewe on Palafox and Government Streets, where their Krewe will be ceremoniously blessed and proclaimed ready to participate. Each Krewe will be in costume and will have its royalty present. A Father, along with the Town Crier T. Bubba Bechtol, will bless each individual float, the City of Pensacola, and the entire Pensacola Mardi Gras season. The party starts at 5 pm as all the Krewe’s and all of Pensacola join together and ring in the 2018 Mardi Gras season.

Black Jacket Symphony Presents: Tom Petty’s Damn the Torpedoes

January 6 To respect the passing of one First City Lights of music’s legends, Black Festival Jacket Symphony will be preThrough January 28 senting their take on Tom PetThroughout December and ty’s legendary album, Damn January, downtown Pensacola the Torpedoes. With half the will come alive in a festival of set being a full orchestralights. With over half-a-million tion and the other half being white lights strung from trees a rock performance, the perand buildings from Garden to formances straddle the line Main Street on Palafox, you between elegance and excan feel the spirit of the sea- plosive stadium-style perforson every evening. And at the mances. Not to mention the end of Palafox Pier, a 30 foot spectacular light show that tall Christmas tree stands for accompanies the second act! 20 | DOWNTOWNCROWD.COM

Catch Capitol Steps at the Saenger Theatre on January 19th The performance starts at 8 pm at Saenger Theatre. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Pensacola Beach 10k, 5k and Half Marathon

January 13 Run along the beachfront shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico in the Pensacola Beach Half Marathon, 10K & 5K. The race features a course that’s open to both runners and walkers (in the 10K and 5K races) that takes participants along city’s scenic waterfront, between the Gulf of Mexico and the Santa Rosa Sound. The race is also a flexible one for participants who aren’t sure exactly which race they want to run — if you’ve registered for the 10K and decide you want to run the half-marathon in mid-race or vice versa, you’re welcome to do so. For more information and to register, visit

Pensacola Symphony Orchestra Presents: Beethoven & Blue Jeans

January 13 The Pensacola Symphony Orchestra starts off 2018 with their famous Beethoven & Blue Jeans performance. There will be something for everyone as we welcome an electric violinist to perform his own composition, and the orchestra shares one of Beethoven’s most well known works - Symphony No. 5. Dress is distinctly casual as the audience, orchestra and conductor will all be in denim. The performance starts at 7:30 PM at the Saenger Theatre, and tickets start at $32. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

The Typewriter Project: Poetry as Public Art

January 17 “The Typewriter Project: The Subconscious of the City” is a project that draws on Surrealist arts of assemblage and assumes, along with the Comte de Lautréamont, that “poetry should be made by all.” The month-long experiment will kickoff with the Jan. 17 installment of the Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series. The Typewriter Project installation will be featured for the public to participate at the installation. The installation will be located at the Museum of Commerce, with reception for the event starting at 5:30 pm. For more information on additional installations of the series or The Typewriter Project, visit

Downtown Crowd Jan. 2018  

Q&A: They Might Be Giants Resolutions You Can Keep Return of the Punk Rock Flea Market The Typewriter Project

Downtown Crowd Jan. 2018  

Q&A: They Might Be Giants Resolutions You Can Keep Return of the Punk Rock Flea Market The Typewriter Project