Balloon flights and displays are weather dependent, taking place only at dusk and dawn when conditions permit.
Schedule of Entertainment
Come enjoy performances by musical entertainment, children’s activities and more amid retail, arts & crafts and food booths. Musical headliners follow balloon flights, glows and tethered rides (weather permitting) Friday and Saturday nights. Please contact OWA for any entertainment inquires.
Thursday, May 4 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Based out of Gulf Shores Alabama, Funky Lampshades are a group that are highly influenced by genres of Funk, Soul, progressive rock, R&B, Jazz and psychedelic Southern rock. This multi-dimensional band plays a variety of widely different artists and styles with sly interpretations. The band is genuine to their roots and pure to their passions for music. Funky Lampshades travel all along the Gulf Coast and South East, bringing and up beat, conscious, party vibe to their following.
Thursday, May 4 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Together for 2 decades, playing 2 DIFFERENT decades worth of music.
“We are a virtual BAND-IN-A-BOX. We bring our own sound, lighting, & DJing (for in between sets) to the event. We dress up in crazy clothes, & we fill the night with dance moves, crowd participation, & smiles everywhere. We kiss little babies with more conviction than a politician, senior citizens clap to our tunes (though usually on counts 1 & 3), and all the ages in between are also attracted to the light-hearted, fun-filled mood we bring to the event.”
Friday, May 5 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Front woman Ryann McGhee shines with commanding guitar licks and a powerful voice that is both sweet enough for the gospel and rough enough for the blues. Jesse McGhee’s soulful slide guitar work is tastefully characterized by open tunings and melodic riffs. Jake Noble rounds out the band’s rock and roll feel by delivering a thunderous sound on the bass. Jackson Bounds ties it all together with an explosive, yet intuitive, percussive style and soulful vocals.
Together, the group offers a unique experience to listeners with a style that is best described as rock and roll with a soulful and jam-heavy delivery. But the band’s vocal harmonies and lyrics are what truly set them apart; sharing stories that are personal, playful, and perfectly satirical.
Friday, May 5 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Soulful country band from Mobile, AL.
Friday, May 5 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
D’ivine Play has worked on, and perfected, one of the most sought after and unique show style performances in America for the last decade plus. Fun, elegant, professional…they can accommodate the most intimate of situations to the grandest of shows, all while customizing the experience to match the vision of the event. With pristine vocals, booming horns, pinpoint choreography, and customizable outfit changes, D’ivine Play defines next level entertainment. They have been the first to combine the raw musicianship and talent only available to New Orleans and the Gulf South, while applying the international show band elements so prevalent to the most successful show groups in the world. Their medleys, set list, and performers are captivating and engaging, combining both new and old to appeal to all generations in the same breath.
Saturday, May 6 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jacob Brock is a pop artist residing in Florence, Alabama. He is a two tour combat veteran, and has completely dedicated his life to writing music. He has played over 1,000 shows around the Southeastern US, and doesn’t plan to stop. He is relentlessly working on an album that blends Hip-Hop evenly with R&B and Pop. He has been known to perform alone with his loop-pedal, with a band, and even with a DJ. He’s dabbled in every genre of music, and continues to submit songs of every genre. His live performances are mind blowing. He captivates his audience with a comedic and wild stage presence, and he really knows how to level with the crowd. You’d be doing your venue a favor to book Jacob and his band.
Saturday, May 6 -2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Bangarang Peter is a group of kids that refuse to grow up. With the imagination of The Lost Boys and the sounds of angels cast out of heaven fighting their way back. Local to Pensacola, FL.
Saturday, May 6 - 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Ben Loftin & the Family formed in the laid-back coastal town of Pensacola, Florida, where the band’s signature “white sand soul” continues to be heavily influenced by the rich musical cultures of the Gulf Coast. The group was born in 2013 when founding singer/songwriter and guitarist Ben Loftin and friends — drummer Christian Sanders, saxophonist Austin Paul Jr. and bassist Marcus Gillard — began practicing and producing original music. After refining their sound, the group began playing live shows around town, cultivating a loyal, backyard following. BL&F has since added additional instrumentation, including auxiliary percussion, brass and keyboards. Today, the ensemble produces a vibrant blend of pop, funk, soul and reggae at a range of venues across the southeastern United States.
Saturday, May 6 - 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
With a sound as classic as the crackling of a Sun Records vinyl still spinning somewhere in Memphis, yet as fresh as the musical stylings of the 21st century, The Red Clay Strays are busy making waves with their spellbinding and genre-bending brand of tunes. Reminiscent of the vibrant heyday of southern music, the band finds their origins in the styles of classic country, rockabilly, and gospel-fed soul all the while ushering in a new era of rock-and-roll that is as distinctive as the men who form it. Born and bred in the red dirt clay of south Alabama, Brandon Coleman (lead vocals/guitar), Drew Nix (vocals/electric guitar/harmonica), Zach Rishel (electric guitar), Andrew Bishop (bass) and John Hall (drums), blended their unique individualities and influences together to create a band with a rare sincerity that is not often seen in today’s industry.