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PACE Center for Cook – Men Who Cook – April 3

Posted on: January 27th, 2022 by brent

Benefiting Pace Center for Girls – Escambia / Santa Rosa
Sunday, April 3rd | Chef Arrival @ 2pm |Doors Open @ 4pm
Sanders Beach Community Center | 913 South I St, Pensacola 32502
Please complete the following information if you are interested in being a chef for this year’s event. We have a limited number of spaces for Chefs, so first come, first serve!
AMATEURS ONLY! No professional chefs or caterers will be allowed to cook.
Chef Name:__________________________________ Cell Phone #: ____________________________
Mailing Address: _____________________________________________________________________
Email Address: ______________________________________________________________________

Preferred Method of Contact:                   ____ Email                         ____ Phone/Text Message
Name of Sous Chef (if applicable): ________________________________________________________
Sous Chef Mailing Address: _____________________________________________________________
Sous Chef Email Address: _______________________________________________________________
Category:     _____Starter (inc. soup/salad)    _____Main Dish     _____Side Dish      _____Sweet Endings
            Name of Dish:_________________________________________________________
________ Please indicate if you will need power (we have limited power outlets)
Judging Process & Awards:
All dishes will be awarded points by four professional female chefs in a blind tasting of each category. The highest scoring chef in each category will win a trophy for that category.
The highest scoring chef out of the category winners will be awarded the Top Chef Award.
Each chef table also has a tip jar available for attendees to use to cast their vote on their favorite dish using cash or checks ($1 = 1 vote). All donations are a direct donation to Pace Center for Girls – Escambia / Santa Rosa. The chef with the highest earning tip jar at the end of the night will be awarded the People’s Choice Award.
Chef jackets are awarded to winners of the Top Chef and People’s Choice Awards at the start of the following year’s event.
Need to Know:
·       Each chef will provide, cook and plate at minimum 130 “bites” of their chosen dish.
·       Chefs are allowed up to ONE (1) male sous chef or assistant. No female help of any kind!
·       We will provide the prep tables, serving tables, tablecloths, small plates or 4-ounce sample cups (depending on your dish choice), plastic cutlery and napkins.
·       You are welcome to supply your own unique serving pieces and may decorate your chef table if you would like.
·       Each Chef will need to arrive with the food ready to serve and bring any equipment they need to keep the food at serving temperature.
·       We will supply disposable chafers with Sterno and liners to keep food warm if needed.
·       Those who want to grill or fry will need to do so on the patio and ensure the patio is protected from spills. 
·       Power inside is limited to crock pots – any other devices that use more power could potentially blow the power for the building. We only have a limited number of power outlets, so please be sure to coordinate with us ahead of time if you will need power!
Please respond to us no later than March 1st  if you are planning to participate!
The Chef meeting has been calendared for Wednesday, March 9th at 5:30pm
at Pace Center for Girls (1028 Underwood Ave | Pensacola, FL 32504)
Please feel free to reach out to any of us with any questions or for clarification.
We can’t wait to see what great dishes you come up with!

Big Game 2022

Posted on: January 24th, 2022 by cali

The Big Game is almost here and Cat Country 98.7 have teamed up to Hype you up for the PEPSI Halftime Show as well as host the Cat Pak Community Watch Party again this year at 200 South! Be listening every morning on the Cat Pak Morning Show with Brent & Mel for your chance to Qualify to be our Big Game VIP thanks to PEPSI and 200 South! Each Qualifier receives a $25 Voucher to 200 South for the Watch Party but one person will be upgraded to the Ultimate BIG GAME VIP! This person will win a YEAR WORTH of PEPSI as well as a reserved table for them and 10 of their friends for Big Game Sunday, Food, Drink and all the fun of watching the BIG GAME on the biggest screen in Downtown Pensacola! 

Get all the details of the Cat Pak Big Game & Pepsi Halftime Show Community Watch Party Here


See you on Sunday, February 13th at 200 South in Downtown Pensacola. 



Pensacon 2022

Posted on: January 15th, 2022 by brent

3-Day Passes $85
Friday Day Pass $35
Saturday Day Pass $45
Sunday Day Pass $40

Buy Passes here

General Information

What You Need to Know

Pensacon 2022 will take place from Friday, February 18 to Sunday, February 20, 2022. The primary convention venue, the Pensacola Bay Center, is where ticketing, celebrity autographs and photo ops, and the vendor floor will be located.

Other official venues include the Rex Theatre, the Pensacola Little Theatre, Voices of Pensacola, and UWF Historic Trust Bowden Building, Voices of Pensacola, and De Luna Event Space, among others.

Most official events and activities will take place from 1-8pm Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday and 10am-5pm Sunday. See the Venues page for specific venue hours and other details, and make sure you have the official Pensacon app on your smartphone during the convention.

Ticketing & Pass Pick-Up

Information about early pass pickup will be forthcoming.

If you wish to pick-up your pre-purchased weekend pass at the convention, they will be available to pick-up at the Pensacola Bay Center at Will Call as early as two hours before the convention opens on each day.

During Pensacon, all ticketing will take place at the Pensacola Bay Center.

Will call and sales will be available outside in front of the Bay Center one hour before the convention opens.

What to Bring

You will need your Purple Pass confirmation or your ID only if you are picking up at Will Call

Lots of cash! Not all vendors and celebrity guests accept credit cards, so plan to bring plenty of cash. Also, the parking lots outside the Bay Center that charge to park accept cash only. The ATMs inside the Bay Center are also susceptible to running out of cash throughout the weekend.

No outside food or drinks will be allowed inside the Bay Center. Food vendors will be located at the Pensacola Bay Center’s front entrance, and plenty of area restaurants will have special fandom-themed menus and drink specials throughout the weekend.

Celebrity Schedule

Unless noted, celebrity guests will be at their tables, available to meet fans, take photographs, autographs, etc. all three days. Autograph and photograph prices vary by celebrity. (We will make special announcements for those guests who will not be with us all three days, and any changes or cancellations will be posted on the Cancellations page.)

The celebrity guests will be located on the 2nd floor of the Pensacola Bay Center. The 2nd floor is accessible by the interior and exterior stairways.

The panel schedule and the photo op schedule will be available on both the app and on the website. Photo ops will be available for pre-purchase from Epic Photo Ops. See the Photo Ops page for details.

Parking & Trolley

The lot in back of the Bay Center off 9th Avenue is reserved for attendees with VIP passes, vendors, and media. You must have the appropriate passes to park in this lot. Handicapped parking is available in the front parking lot of the Bay Center off Alcaniz Street.

The gravel lot across Alcaniz Street from the Bay Center is available for attendees. Cost is $10 with no re-entry. Parking is also available throughout the city, and while prices may vary, the typical price is also $10.

Free trolleys for all Pensacon badge holders will be running throughout the downtown area one hour prior to Pensacon’s opening each day, and will run all day and into the evening on Friday and Saturday. Trolley stops will be announced closer to the dates of the convention.

See the Transportation page for more information.

About Pensacon

Founded in 2013, Pensacon is the premiere comic book and pop culture convention serving Pensacola and the Gulf Coast.

Need to get in touch with us? Use the form on our Contact page, or message us on Facebook.

Mission Statement

To create the best multi-genre convention that is unique to the Pensacola community and that is a safe and welcoming environment for all types of fans.

Vision Statement

Pensacon strives to be all inclusive by seeking out popular artists, actors, writers, and creators that all contribute to their respective fandom and allow fans to interact with them as well as to create events that cater to all types of fans. Pensacon creates a safe environment for all types of fandom to express themselves, free from bullying or harassment. Pensacon provides a place for fans to form a community in which they have the best experience possible. Pensacon endeavors to be a unique event in Pensacola by reaching out to the local community to create an environment that we would never be able to achieve by ourselves.

Milton Mardi Gras – February 11 and 12

Posted on: January 13th, 2022 by brent

Milton Mardi Gras Kick OffWhat you need to know about the Milton Mardi Gras Parade this year:

2022 Krewe of Airship Pirates Inaugural Mardi Gras KickOff Celebration

Date: 02.11.22

Time: 6:00 pm – 11:00pm

Location: Jernigan’s Landing behind Courthouse in Downtown Milton

Sponsored by: City of Milton

–> Free General Admission

VIP area sponsored by Wind Creek Casino; tickets can be purchased at; single day at $40 or $75 for two day which includes:

  • VIP Admission to Saturday Parade After-Party
  • 2 live bands: FreeBird Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Band takes stage at 7:00pm
  • followed by Departure: Journey Tribute Band at 9:00pm

-Food Vendors, Craft and General Vendors will be present

Milton Mardi GrasDon’t Miss the Milton Mardi Gras Parade:

Date: 02.12.2022

Parade Rolls at 4:00pm

  • Parade brought to by Sandy and Bubba’s Milton Chevrolet, Sandy Sansing Chrysler/ Dodge/Jeep, and the City of Milton
  • Parade route begins at Milton High School (corner Raymond Hobbs and Stewart Street).
  • Parade Route ends just south of Highway 90 on Willing Street at Jernigan’s Landing
  • Judges Stage will be located at Wacked Out Weiner on Stewart Street
  • Parade entry applications are still available until 02/08/2022 and open to all community and church organizations, equestrian groups, dance/karate/kids groups, Mardi Gras Krewes and organizations, etc.

AFter Party2022 Krewe of Airship Pirates Mari Gras Parade After-Party

  • -sponsored by City of Milton, CAT Country 98.7 , A&R Tinting, Dickey’s Bar-B-Que
  • -immediately follows Mardi Gras Parade
  • -free general admission
  • -VIP area sponsored by Wind Creek Casino
  • -VIP Tickets available for single day at $40 or $75 for two day which includes VIP Admission to Friday kick-off celebration
  • -Tickets can be purchased at
  • -VIP ticket includes food & drinks, heated tent, VIP viewing deck, premium parade seating
  • -Food Vendors, Craft and General Vendors will be present
  • -Free KidZone from 4:00pm to 8:00pm
  • -Family Friendly event open to kids of all ages
  • -Two Live bands starting at 6:00pm and featuring country star Leah Seawright and the infamous local band Horseshoe Kitty


Pensacola Mardi Gras – February 26

Posted on: January 11th, 2022 by brent

Pensacola Mardi Gras Logo
Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade 

Grand Mardi Gras Parade

The Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade is annually the largest and most extravagant parade in Pensacola. This parade itself, brings the most attention from the public and the highest traffic with attendees and participants numbering in the hundreds of thousands, is the largest gathering of people in Downtown Pensacola during the entire year. The Grand Mardi Gras Parade features most of the Krewes from the area, local organizations and companies and everything from marching bands to Scout groups. Many parade entrants come from out of town as well. The parade has over 6000 people who participate in the parade, often over 100,000 spectators at the parade. Media coverage is tremendous with the largest parade than we do, but none have any bigger. The parade is broadcast live on local TV and coverage of the parade including radio, TV, print, and social media has a reach of literally millions.

The parade takes place on Palafox and Garden Streets in historic downtown Pensacola. The Parade starts at 2:00pm and continues until around 6:00pm. Before, during, and after the parade, we work to insure a children’s viewing area. This area will have no alcohol or tobacco allowed to insure families have a relaxing time at high energy parade.  The Grand Mardi Gras Parade is by far the the largest event of Mardi Gras and of Downtown Pensacola annually, and will prove to be the highlight of the season again this year.



Fill out the application here!


Shred-A-Thon – Pensacola Fair Grounds – April 9, 2022

Posted on: January 9th, 2022 by Candy

Cat Country 98.7 along with WEAR-ABC 3, The Better Business Bureau and Gilmore Services present the Community Shred-A-Thon Event for individual’s to bring their personal paper documents such as; (Tax information & returns, bank statements, canceled checks, paycheck stubs, ATM receipts, credit card statements, utility bills, household receipts, credit card receipts, insurance papers, home financial information, personal or health documents, any paper documents containing personally identifiable information), to be shredded.

The Community Shred-A-Thon Event is not for businesses, no corporate business/company documents will be accepted.

Each car is limited to 50 pounds, which equates to approximately 2 bags or boxes of paper documents, staples and small paper clips do not need to be removed, please do not tie or tape the bags or boxes.

I Pink I Can Run – Florabama – February 19

Posted on: December 31st, 2021 by brent

I Pink I Can Run - GenericJoin the Krewe du YaYas at our 9th Annual I Pink I Can Run 4 miler run/walk for breast cancer !  In keeping with the times… we are planning a hybrid event: Participate live and in person at The Flora-Bama, or for our friends near and far…virtually on February 19th, 2022!!

How will this work?? Participate live and in person at The Flora-Bama or virtually in your own neighborhood, at a local park, or even a treadmill. For those that choose the virtual option.. Sign up now, and then gather some friends, decide on a route, and, of course, plan how you’ll celebrate after you rock your 4 miler!!  Virtual participants MUST complete their event by Feb. 20th, 2022. 

Rates: $30 thru Wednesday, Feb. 16th, 2022. Rates go up to $35 at packet pick up and race day!     

Please note… ONLY those participating virtually will have their shirts mailed to them.  For those participating virtually…  we have included your  postage ($5.00) in your registration fee !!  Items will be mailed to our virtual participants the week of 2/21/22.  Domestic shipping within the contiguous United States only. *****

Packet pick up information:    

  • Thursday 2/17/2022 … @ Running Wild Pensacola 3012 E Cervantes St, Pensacola, FL 32503 from 3:30pm to 6:00 pm
  • Friday 2/18/2022 @ The Flora-Bama 17401 Perdido Key Drive, Pensacola, Fl 32507  from 4:30 pm to 7pm
  • Saturday 2/19/2022  Same day packet pick up and registration @ The Flora-Bama from 7 am to 8:30 am


  • Top male and female Overall, Masters, Grandmasters, and Senior Grandmasters   
  • Top 3 male and female in age groups: 9 and under, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-99
  • Top 3 cancer survivors: runners and walkers
  • Top 5 male and female walkers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 Parking is limited. Please arrive early!

****Pets are NOT allowed on the course.  Furthermore, dogs/pets are not allowed  for volunteers, spectators, and participants ​in the start and finish areas of an event. This is a liability issue. Thank you for respecting this policy. ****     

All proceeds from this event benefit The Keeping Abreast Foundations’ mammography and breast health programs.  The mission of the Keeping Abreast Foundation is to inspire hope and enhance life for those affected by breast cancer through early detection, advoca­cy, education and support services!    Because of your continued support, you have enabled our foundation to provide almost 350,000 in funding for services in our community.  Presently, our programs have directly impacted approximately 1750 individuals in our area.    The Keeping Abreast Foundation is a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization; therefore, we are unable to offer refunds.     

Please stay connected with us on social media, our website and look for emails with updates!                                                                                                              

I Pink I Can Run reserves the right to reschedule, go virtual, cancel or start the race at a later time due to inclement weather, emergency, pandemic or natural disaster. ***      


Additional race information can be found at

Tim McGraw at the Wharf – May 14

Posted on: December 27th, 2021 by brent

CatTim McGraw Country 98.7 Welcomes

Tim McGraw with Russell Dickerson




Cody Johnson at the Wharf – March 26

Posted on: December 8th, 2021 by brent

Cody Johnson






Keith Urban at the Wharf – August 6th

Posted on: December 2nd, 2021 by brent




Keith Urban has spent the better part of his life harnessing a deep-seated passion for music. This, when combined with his authenticity, talent and driving musical inquisitiveness, helps to understand why he is one of the most successful and well- respected artists in the world. He’s won four GRAMMY© Awards, thirteen CMAs, fifteen ACMs, three AMAs, two People’s Choice Awards and celebrated nine consecutive gold, platinum or multi-platinum albums.