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Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival: An Array of Special Events

Date Posted: Oct 26, 2015

PENSACOLA, Fla., October 26, 2015 – As a night watchman, Mr. Frank Brown worked at the Flora-Bama Lounge and Package (one of the Top-50 Beach Bars in the world as ranked by CNN) for 28 years, from 1956-1984. He retired at age 91, but many claim that his gentle spirit still lives on within the walls of the Flora-Bama and in the hearts of all who knew him.

A featured event at Foo Foo Fest, the Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival (FBISF) is an 11-day tribute to Brown’s impact on the Flora-Bama and the Central Gulf Coast community. The FBISF has been named a “Top 20 Event” in the Southeast and features live musical artists playing classic and current hits across a variety of genres. Festival-goers will have the chance to hear the stories behind songs and experience spontaneous jam sessions with the songwriters. The 31st Annual Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival is most definitely an event you don’t want to miss!

Schedule of Special Events:

    Date: Friday, Nov. 6
    Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; show begins at 7:00 p.m.
    Location: University of West Florida Mainstage Theatre
    Price: $20 per person. The evening’s proceeds will go to a scholarship fund to honor the music and life of legendary music producer and Pensacola native, Larry Butler.
    Description: This show features an incredible all-star, Grammy Nominee lineup including five inductees to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame: Tony Arata, Roger Cook, Mark D. Sanders, Richard Leigh and Dennis Morgan
    Date: Monday, Nov. 9
    Time: All day
    Location: Lost Key Golf Club in Pensacola, Fla.
    Price: In honor of Veterans Day, all Veterans and active duty military play for $50. Registration fee includes greens fees, cart, lunch and door prize drawings.
    Description: Hosted by Perdido Key Chamber with the Songwriters. Contact the Perdido Key Chamber to register at (850) 492-4660.
    Date: Monday, Nov. 9
    Time: Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; music starts at 6:30 p.m.
    Location: V. Paul’s Italian Ristorante in Pensacola, Fla.
    Description: Enjoy dinner at V. Paul’s while listening to performances by the Jazz Society of Pensacola
    Date: Friday, Nov. 13 and Sunday, Nov. 15
    Time: 12:30 p.m.
    Location: FloraBama in Perdido Key, Fla.
    Price: Free
    Description: View a documentary film about the Beatles Fan Club President and Secretary, Freda Kelly, who just within the last few years began telling stories about her 11 years with the band. Freda Kelly herself and Film Producer Kathy McCabe will be on hand to answer questions following the screening.
    Date: Saturday, Nov. 14
    Time: 6:00 p.m.
    Location: FloraBama in Perdido Key, Fla.
    Price: $10 per ticket; available at the FloraBama
    Description: Superstar songwriters Dean Dillon, Jamey Johnson, Scotty Emerick and more salute legendary songwriter Hank Cochran. Proceeds will benefit the Pen Foundation

For a complete list of FBISF events and information, click here.

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