2011 East Hill Music Festival – featuring recording artist, Grayson Capps, and others – hopes to build community in the heart of Pensacola while helping Gulf Coast Kid’s House.
The 2011 East Hill Music Festival will be held November 5, 2011 in East Hill at the intersection of North 14th Avenue at Moreno Street from 12 noon-10pm. A $5-10 per person donation is suggested, with proceeds benefiting the Gulf Coast Kid’s House. Musical performances will include Grayson Capps and the Lost Cause Minstrels, Cadillac Willy, Brooks Hubbert and Said Simple. Entertainment and activities for children will be available in the Kid Zone. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome, but coolers are not permitted. Food and beverages will be available for purchase (at low, reasonable prices) from City Grocery, Becky’s Eatery and others.
The event is being funded by several major sponsors, such as: Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis and Overholtz; Present Perfect; JBCW Inc.; Klotz Law Firm; Psychological Associates; Fish House; O’Sullivan Creel; East Hill Neighborhood Association; Navy Boulevard Animal Hospital; City Grocery; Becky’s Eatery; and more being processed. In-kind sponsors include: Tom White the Printer; Kent’s Special Events; Fiore of Pensacola; Baskerville-Donovan and others. Event sponsors are still being accepted, for which tables, seating and publicity are offered.
The 10-hour event will feature recording artist, Grayson Capps and his band, the Lost Cause Minstrels. Capps’ genre is a blend of Southern rock and blues and is sure to get the crowd up on the dance floor. Other performances will include the blues and funk sounds of Cadillac Willy (cadillacwilly.com), fiddle- and harmonica-playing Brooks Hubbert (SoundsLikeBrooks.com) and Said Simple, a local rising band influenced by the music of the Black Keys and John Mayer (comprised of Jimmy McClellan, lead guitar and vocals, Jared Thompson, drums, Noah Barnes, bass guitar and Stephen Johnson, rhythm guitar and vocals). A sampling of their music can be found on the band’s Facebook page, facebook.com/
The idea for a festival of this caliber was the brainchild of Pensacola-native psychologist and East Hill resident, Dr. Tim Donovan. During a conversation between Donovan and one of his neighbors, Doug Kreis, a local attorney with Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis and Overholtz, several approaches to getting some positive conversations going in this city were discussed. Having organized a similar event several years ago that turned into a memorable neighborhood block party, Donovan thought it would be feasible to organize such an event on a larger scale as a community builder for the general public, in addition to generating proceeds for a local charity. “I guess you could say we’ve been campaigning for a celebration of sorts,” said Donovan. “This is our way of building community right here in the heart of Pensacola, and everyone’s invited!” It is his and Kreis’ hope, as well as that of the entire planning committee, that this year’s event be the first of many East Hill Music Festivals to come.
For more information about the 2011 East Hill Music Festival, please contact us via email at EastHillMusicFestival@gmail.com or phone at (850) 266-4433. You may also visit the website at EastHillMusicFestival.com.
EVENT: 2011 East Hill Music Festival, benefiting Gulf Coast Kid’s House
DATE: November 5, 2011
TIME: 12 noon-10pm
LOCATION: 1521 N. 14th Avenue (corner of 14th and Moreno in East Hill, Pensacola)
INFO: Musical performances by Grayson Capps and the Lost Cause Minstrels, Cadillac Willy, Brooks Hubbert and Said Simp
Food & beverages available for purchase
Kids’ entertainment zone
Bring lawn chairs & blankets, but NO COOLERS, please.
No one under the age of 21 may purchase or consume alcoholic beverages without an ID-verified event wrist band.