Night Moves, a non-profit organization that seeks to cultivate Pensacola’s music scene, has announced a music festival that will help support families impacted by Hurricane Idalia. Night Moves Fest will bring headliner Manchester Orchestra to the Hunter Amphitheater Nov. 4. The band has cultivated a large following in the U.S., UK and around the world.
The show is presented as a part of Pensacola Foo Foo Fest’s 10-year anniversary. Organizer Robert Goodspeed said bringing the community together was a top priority for Night Moves and the bands.
“As we were working on the lineup for this music festival, our neighbors in Florida were being impacted by this powerful hurricane,” said Goodspeed. “I knew right away we could help. I got together with Andy Prince of Manchester Orchestra and he was all in — the timing is perfect. Every band that’s playing this festival and every person who attends will have a part in lifting up the Big Bend community.”
A portion of every ticket sold will go to Second Harvest of the Big Bend, a non-profit who is providing food for the people of that area. In addition, anyone can directly provide hurricane relief by visting Second Harvest of the Big Bend at https://fightinghunger.org.
Prince, a native Pensacolian and bass player for Manchester Orchestra, said the Pensacola community understands what it takes to recover from a hurricane.
“In 2004, Hurricane Ivan destroyed my home and most of my belongings so this is personal,” said Prince. “Pensacola has been through this many times before and we know you can’t recover from a major storm alone. It takes everyone doing what they can to help in the long process of rebuilding homes and lives and hope. We want to be a part of that.”
What: Night Moves Fest (Part of Foo Foo Fest)
When: November 4, 2023
Where: Hunter Amphitheater Maritime Park behind Pensacola Blue Wahoos Stadium
Why: Help those impacted by Hurricane Idalia and cultivate Pensacola’s Music Community
About Night Moves
Night Moves is a nonprofit organization based out of Pensacola, Florida that seeks to provide a safe space for artists and fans alike. Founded by Robert Goodspeed, Night Moves has cultivated a community in Pensacola’s music scene by providing resources to up-and-coming artists. Since its establishment in 2018, the nonprofit has helped artists book performances, record records, and garner a fanbase. Today, Night Moves continues with its mission of bringing eyes and ears to artists by hosting shows and events. Learn more about Night Moves at nightmovespensacola.com, or on Facebook and Instagram at @nightmovespensacola.
About Manchester Orchestra
Manchester Orchestra is an American indie rock band from Atlanta formed in 2004. The group is composed of rhythm guitarist-singer-songwriter Andy Hull, lead guitarist Robert McDowell, bassist Andy Prince and drummer Tim Very.
Manchester Orchestra has released several extended plays and six studio albums: “I’m Like a Virgin Losing a Child” (2006), “Mean Everything to Nothing” (2009), “Simple Math” (2011), “Cope” (2014) (as well as its accompanying acoustic version, Hope), “A Black Mile to the Surface” (2017) and “The Million Masks of God” (2021). They are signed to independent record label Favorite Gentlemen Recordings, which is distributed through Sony Music Entertainment, and Loma Vista Recordings.
The band has performed at major music festivals such as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Coachella, Riot Fest, Shaky Knees Music Festival, Firefly Music Festival, Reading and Leeds Festivals, Austin City Limits Music Festival and more.
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