Location: First Baptist Church of Pensacola View Map
Tickets: Tickets Required
A “Week in the Park” Event
Fundraising Dinner & Concert featuring Hall of Fame Singer-Songwriter Mac McAnally*
After the grand day at the park, a fund-raising dinner will be held at the First Baptist Church of Pensacola in Chipley Hall with our special celebrity guest Mac McAnally. This special dinner concert for 300 music lovers and supporters of Veterans Memorial Park will be an evening to remember! The evening will include guest speakers, a silent and maybe not-so-silent fun-filled auction, fantastic dinner, followed by the concert featuring Mac McAnally!
We expect to be wrapped up by 9:30 p.m., with plenty of time to hit downtown Foo Foo Events and establishments to close out a fantastic Saturday in Pensacola.
About Mac McAnally
Inducted into the 2007 class of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, McAnally has also been recognized as the Country Music Association (CMA) Musician of the Year a record 10 times.
He notes that he typically sees three kinds of people at his shows: Those who have followed his career since his 1977 debut album; those who recognize him as the guitarist in Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band; and those who remember his notable credits in country music. The latter category is particularly impressive, with songs cut by Alabama (“Old Flame”), Kenny Chesney (“Back Where I Come From”), Sawyer Brown (“All These Years”), Shenandoah (“Two Dozen Roses”) and many others.
Turning conversations into songs is one of McAnally’s greatest gifts, one that led to his induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2007. Two of the songs from Once in a Lifetime come from that era. He co-wrote “Good Guys Win” for the 2006 film, Hoot, and felt like its optimistic tone needed to be heard in this divided time.
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