Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival
October 3 - 7, 2018!!

New ideas and new adventures, new times, new places,
new people making new friends will all come together to hear NEW SONGS!

That is what PBSF 2018
is all about.

We are an advocate of teaching, learning and healing through song. Added to the list of new, PBSF is now a 501.c.3 corporation which will be an asset to this mission.

Special Events

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Operation Song "A Musical Salute to Our Veterans"

Fri & Sat March 30 - 31, 2018

On March 30 - 31, 2018, Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival is honored to host
Operation Song, “A Musical Salute to our Veterans” weekend.

After working with AHERO and their amazing program during the Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival this past October, it was a no brainer to see the opportunities we could provide for our Veterans by working together. It filled our heart to see that we were striving toward the same goal of bringing enjoyment to others. The PBSF does it by celebrating the creators of music that have the ability to express emotion and healing through song. AHERO provides outdoor adventure and fellowship to Veterans who have suffered greatly on behalf of all Americans.

This union led us to an amazing weekend event called Operation Song, “A Musical Salute to our Veterans. “ There will be music, workshops, a 5K run, a meet and greet with special guest speakers. It will be a jammed packed weekend that you won’t want to miss.

The recipients of the proceeds from this event will be presented to AHERO (America's Heroes Enjoying Recreation Outdoors), whose goal is to heal the physical and psychological wounds of war and military service. And to Operation Song, a well know organization that pairs professional songwriters with Veterans, active military and their families to help them tell their stories through song and to also heal the psychological wounds of war. The goals are the same … to support our Veterans and give them back the opportunities they deserve.

We are delighted to announce the host venues for the weekend. Pensacola Beach Community Church will be the host for Friday with the grand finale to be held at the Elks Lodge #497 on Saturday. Together we all are striving to bring awareness to our disabled Veterans and provide the help that is needed for them to enjoy a better life.

We need your help to make this event a huge success. Check out the available sponsorship options on the attached Sponsor Sheet with pricing details and benefits. Sign up now and take advantage of all the promotions between now and the event dates.
Look forward to working with you. Together with your support, we can Make a Difference!!

**When purchasing through PayPal, please print a copy of your PayPal receipt to serve as your ticket for the event**


Military Heroes 5K Fun Run

March 31st, 7:00am

At 7am on March 31st, 2018, the Kappa Sigma Fraternity at the University of West Florida will be hosting their fourth-annual Military Heroes 5k Fun Run. This event will take place at the Casino Beach Pavilion in Pensacola. Community leaders from around the Panhandle will come together to show support for our local military community and the network of veterans nationwide.

In 2017, Kappa Sigma’s Military Heroes 5k Run raised over $5,000 dollars for the MilitaryHeroes Campaign, Kappa Sigma’s national philanthropy. This year, through relationships in the Pensacola community such as AHERO and The UWF Military Veterans’ Resource Center, and through copromotion with the Pensacola Songwriter’s Festival, Kappa Sigma aims to have an even greater impact with their Military Heroes 5k run.

In 2018, Kappa Sigma at the University of West Florida hopes to have an increased impact in the Pensacola Community. By supporting both their national philanthropy, the Military Heroes Campaign, and local veteran’s organizations such as AHERO, Kappa Sigma at UWF believes that they will help to create a cooperative that will establish a home within the Emerald Coast community for veterans nationwide.
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About Us

Our Mission

The Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival celebrates the creators of the music! Music education is an important part of our Festival. One of our goals is to bring the songwriters into the classroom to provide instruction and mentoring about the art of music. 2018 brings great news! We are so excited to announce that The Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival has joined hands with the Nashville Country Music Hall of Fame which will be hosting a workshop in three of our local schools.

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About The Festival

Welcome and thanks for taking the journey with us! Let the Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival introduce you to the songwriters who create the songs that inspire our daily lives. Songs create moods that can put smiles on your faces or tears in your eyes. There are so many emotions that live within us each and every day that a song sometimes has a way of healing.

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Northwest Florida Guardian Ad Litem

We are excited to become a sponsor of the Northwest Florida Guardian Ad Litem.

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The Latest

Writers, Runners, Strummers Prepare for Operation Song

Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival founders Jim and Reneda Pasquale have joined ranks with AHERO, Retired United States Marine Corps Lt. Col. Dave Glassman and the University of West Florida’s Kappa Sigma fraternity to present the first ever “Operation Song: A Veterans Celebration” on Pensacola Beach March 30 and 31.

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