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Pensacola Bay Music Fest Coming in April

Photo: Rock Show Nola

2023 Pensacola Bay Music Fest


April 15 at 3 p.m. – April 16 at 5 p.m. at Community Maritime Park in Pensacola.

Live bands all day!Goldmine – Tribute to the Golden ERA of Classic Rock 12 – 2 p.m.

The classic rock band Goldmine was founded over a shared love of the “golden” era of rock-and-roll music. Based in Pensacola, FL, each of the band’s members has been performing professionally for over eight years.  In the summer of 2020, they combined forces to create Goldmine. Since its beginning, the band has been playing at festivals and venues all around the Greater Gulf Coast area.

With a distinctly retro vibe, Goldmine’s shows transport audiences back to a time when everything felt just a little bit groovier. From Fleetwood Mac to Janis Joplin, Joan Jett to Blondie, Led Zeppelin to Journey, Goldmine plays a unique variety of rock and roll hits that audiences of all generations enjoy.

Vocalist Tris Weeks, Bassist Max Levesque, and drummer Jensen Cadenhead all studied at the Dr. Grier Williams School of Music at the University of West Florida. Lead guitarist Chris Crowley is a life-long multi-instrumentalist.

This spring in Nashville, Goldmine is recording its debut EP with the producer of the music of Kelly Clarkson and Mumford and Sons. Look for it on streaming platforms later this year!

ROCKSHOW NOLA – The Ultimate
Journey Experience 3 – 5 p.m.

The Guys can’t wait to Rock all the Steve Perry Classics Journey songs. Not only will you hear all the big hits but the band will be playing lots of old Journey songs that are rarely or ever played.

FACELIFT – Tribute to Alice N Chains 6 – 7:30 p.m.

FACELIFT is the World’s only family-endorsed Alice In Chains tribute band that respectfully pays tribute to MIKE STARR founding member and original bassist of ALICE IN CHAINS. Established in 1994, FACELIFT is the longest-running AIC tribute band in the world. FACELIFT has performed in all major venues across the United States and has even shared tour dates as supporting acts with Ace Frehley(KISS), FireHouse, Zebra, Twisted Sister, etc. The band consists of former members of MIKE STARR’S post-ALICE IN CHAINS bands (SUPPASTARR & MOTORCADE) and notable respected musicians in the music industry. The objective is to replicate the live sound of ALICE IN CHAINS in a manner that brings back that energy that Mike Starr created onstage.

NIGHTRAIN – A Tribute to Guns N Roses 8:30-10:30 p.m.

NIGHTRAIN’S Tribute show to Guns n Roses has been taking the US by storm for years running. Performances have ranged from The House Of Blues, MTVs Famous Club LaVela, The FC Dallas Stadium, to this year’s Carolina Rebellion, sharing the bill with Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, & Buckcherry to name a few. Nightrain continues to make its stamp in today’s ever-growing Tribute Market.

The accurate vocals and hypnotic swaying of Axl both capture the audience’s attention from the first beat down to the last note. Slash’s classic riffs and perfect showmanship (and let’s not forget the top hat) will make everyone do a double-take. However, Axl and Slash are only part of the show. The tight rhythm of Izzy, Duff, and Steven are the glue that keeps this true concert tribute together. Izzy’s laid-back style…a 6’ blonde Duff…the energy of Steven “Popcorn” Adler complete this visually and musically accurate line-up. This band’s vibrant stage presence and accuracy to everything about Guns N’ Roses leaves the entire crowd pleased.

Tickets at the door and online. $25. Kids 12 and under are free. VIP tables in front of stage up to 6 people $350. Food trucks and adult beverages for sale on site. No outdoor coolers, food, pop up tents are allowed. Chairs and blankets are allowed for seating. Parking is $10.


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Dana is an Arkansas native and a seasonal resident of the Gulf Coast since childhood. She was a Pensacola resident for 13 years, before moving to Gulf Breeze. Dana attributes her Mayberry-esque childhood in Warren, Arkansas, as enormously influential in honing her definitely Southern style of storytelling. She earned a degree in Journalism, Advertising/Public Relations from the University of Arkansas (Woo Pig Sooie!). In addition to writing, she loves photography, art, adventures in the great outdoors, and spending time with her three children.