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Festival & Entertainment Schedule

*Schedule subject to change, please check back for updates

ATTENTION: Due to the impending weather the Tall Ships® Pensacola Festival will be closing (Saturday) at 6 p.m. Our gates will open at 10 a.m. tomorrow morning as planned for a day full of festival activities.

Tall Ships Pensacola is a rain or shine event. All ticket sales are final, no refunds. Ticket prices are subject to change at any time without further notice. We reserve the right to change our product's prices at any time.

Age Restrictions: Tall Ships® Pensacola is a family-friendly festival open to all ages. Child tickets are available; children five and under are free of charge.

Box Office will be open Friday and Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 9am-4pm. Tickets that have not already been used may be exchanged for a different day at the Box Office located at the south New World Conference center entrance on Gimble St.

Satisfy Your Tastebuds at the Tall Ships Festival with a great selection of food options from the following establishments: Joes Caribe, Boneheads, Sons of Italy, Trolley Stop Ice Cream, Johnson's BBQ, Chili Lindo and Dominos Pizza.

Thursday

  • 3 p.m. Parade of Sails Kick-Off Event - Jaco's Bayfront Bar & Grille
  • 3-5 p.m. Parade of Sails 
  • 8 p.m. PYC Satori Foundation Captain’s Welcome Reception

Friday

  • 9 a.m. — 10 a.m. Educational & Special Tours 
  • 10 a.m. — 10 p.m. Tall Ships® Festival 
  • 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. Onboard Tours 
  • 11 a.m. -  5 p.m. Kids Crew Activities: Presented by Margaritaville Beach Hotel and Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach
    • 11 a.m. - Noon: Pirate Hats & Mermaid Crowns
    • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Pictures with the Mermaid
    • Noon - 1pm: Pirate Tattoos
    • 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.: Pictures with the mermaid
    • 1:30 p.m. -  3:30 p.m. Visit with Live Pirate Characters… arrrrr!
    • 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.: Pensacola ROCKS!
    • 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Pirate Eye Patches
  • 5 p.m. — 7 p.m. Dave McCormick at the Michelob Ultra Beer Garden
  • 7 p.m. — 9 p.m. “Perdido Brass” with members of the Pensacola Symphony on the VIP Stage
  • 7 p.m. — 9 p.m. - Salute to Sunset VIP Viewing Party -  Buy Tickets 
  • 7 p.m. — 9 p.m. PYC & Media Reception “Picton Castle” 
  • 8 p.m. — Jamall Richardson at the Michelob Ultra Beer Garden

Saturday

  • 9 a.m. — 10 a.m. Educational & Special Tours 
  • 10 a.m. — 10 p.m. Tall Ships® Festival 
  • 10 a.m.— 6 p.m. Onboard Tours 
  • 11 a.m. -  5 p.m. Kids Crew Activities: Presented by Margaritaville Beach Hotel and Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach
    • 11 a.m. - Noon: Pensacola ROCKS!
    • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Pictures with the Mermaid
    • Noon - Pirate Hats & Mermaid Crowns
    • 1:30 p.m. -  3:30 p.m. Visit with Live Pirate Characters… arrrrr!
    •  3 p.m. - Pirate Tattoos
  • 3 p.m. – Scenic Heights at the VIP Stage
  • 4 p.m.- Billy Brown Band at the Michelob Ultra Beer Garden
  • 6 p.m. – Tom Mason & the Blue Buccaneers at the VIP Stage
  • 7 p.m. – John Hart Project at the Michelob Ultra Beer Garden
  • 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Ship to Shore VIP Pairing Experience - CANCELED - Due to concerning weather we will be canceling our “Ship to Shore” VIP event this evening. If you’ve purchased a ticket we will be reimbursing you. Come out and join us while the sun is shining. 

Sunday

  • 9 a.m. — 10 a.m. Educational & Special Tours 
  • 10 a.m. — 7 p.m. Tall Ships® Festival 
  • 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. Onboard Tours 
  • 11 a.m. -  4 p.m. Kids Crew Activities: Presented by Margaritaville Beach Hotel and Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach
    • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Pictures with the Mermaid
    • 1:30 p.m. -  3:30 p.m. Visit with Live Pirate Characters… arrrrr!
  • 12 p.m. — Billy Brown Band at the VIP Stage
  • 1 p.m. – Tom Mason & the Blue Buccaneers at the Michelob Ultra Beer Garden
  • 3 p.m.- Yeah Probably at the Michelob Ultra Beer Garden
  • 7 p.m. Crew Party at O’Riley’s Irish Pub

Billy Brown

Incorporating rock with his southern roots, Billy Brown brings his very own flavor to country music. From ballads to boot stompin’ anthems his music breaks the genre barrier and appeals to anyone who loves some good ol’ tunes. Based out of Cincinnati, OH/Northern KY, Billy Brown also travels around the country bringing his style of country music to the masses. From Texas to West Virginia, Billy Brown has played in the smallest bars to NASCAR Races, Casinos, Festivals, Toby Keith Bars, Hard Rock Cafes, Tin Roof Bars and everywhere in between.

Pirate Party

Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers play with the fervor of the Pogues and the sensitivity of the Buena Vista Social Club. Their songs transport you to the wildest pub in Port Royal at the turn of the eighteenth century. Their new CD "The World is Ablaze" draws on the fact that pirates sailed the world around and pirate crews were an international lot, so their music would be a medley of styles plundered from all over.

Tom’s theatricality and musicianship make for an explosive mix. His songs conjure up a life on the seas in an era when the only hope for destitute sailors was to go “on the account”, to become pirates.

 

 

Dave McCormick

Dave McCormick is from southern West Virginia and has been playing music since he was 10 years old. Soon, he began to write songs and now has more than 500. To date, he has recorded 6 CDs. As a multi-instrumentalist, Dave has developed the almost unique ability to sing, and play rhythm and lead guitar at the same time. An extremely soulful vocalist, his voice ranges from a deep, rich baritone to a loud, bluesy squall. Dave has opened for nationally known artists such as Merle Haggard, Steve Miller Band and many more. In his career, Dave has played thousands of gigs from local restaurants and bars, to fairs and festivals, and even the legendary Ryman Auditorium!