Foo Foo fest announced by Lois Benson

Foo Foo Festival Announced—One Banner; Panoply of Events

Date Posted: Aug 22, 2014

Arts, Culture and Entertainment, (ACE), Inc. announced the selection of Foo Foo Festival as the name of the upcoming fall festival of arts and culture to be held November 6-17, 2014. Highlights for the 12-day celebration of arts, culture and entertainment include the Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival, the Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show at NAS Pensacola, the Frank Brown Songwriters Festival, and the Pensacola Marathon. Additionally, 17 area arts and cultural organizations have been awarded grants to enhance, extend or create events during this period between the four successful events.

Foo Foo Festival is a 12-day celebration of existing and new culturally creative happenings, events and moments under one banner, attracting visitors to Pensacola. Foo Foo Fest is big fun, with events of high artistic and cultural caliber, delivered with a hefty dose of Southern sophistication.

“Insiders have long recognized Pensacola as a mecca for arts and culture,” stated Lois Benson, ACE Board Member. “We are now ready to share our secret. By launching and marketing Foo Foo Fest, cultural tourists from across the Southeast will come to stay here in the fall, get a taste of our diverse cultural offerings and come back again and again.”

The 17 area arts and cultural organizations that have been awarded grants are:

  • Artel Gallery
  • Ballet Pensacola
  • First City Arts Center
  • Frank Brown Songwriter’s Festival
  • Japan-American Society of Northwest Florida
  • Jazz Society of Pensacola
  • Pensacon
  • Pensacola Civic Band
  • Pensacola Children’s Chorus
  • Pensacola Little Theatre
  • Pensacola Opera
  • Pensacola Museum of Art
  • Pensacola Sports Association
  • Pensacola Symphony Orchestra
  • The Art Gallery (TAG) UWF
  • Truth for Youth
  • University of West Florida Historic Trust
Information on the events to be undertaken and a complete schedule for Foo Foo Fest will be announced in September.
ABOUT Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Inc. (ACE) ACE is a non-profit organization that receives Federal, State of Florida, Escambia County, City of Pensacola, corporate, foundation and personal funds to disperse through an equitable granting process to arts, culture and entertainment organizations throughout Escambia County, Florida that have been in existence for at least 24 months and are IRC Section 501(c)(3) organization.

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