Pensacola Magazine

Downtown music festival to make return to Spring Street

The community spoke, believers listened and have been working behind the scenes to bring back a music festival centered around Spring Street in downtown Pensacola. This festival is for the community, by the community. The two-day event is tentatively set for May 13 and 14, 2016. To ensure the festival will take place, organizers have set a goal to sell 3,000 tickets in 30 days!

Quint Studer took the challenge and recently put together a team to come up with a plan for the festival to make it viable. The team is working to design a music festival for the people who live in our community.

“We have put together a passionate and experienced team to complete the necessary due diligence to research if the area support for a music festival similar to Springfest is doable. This current step is the make or break one. We hope those that have wanted to see such a festival will now turn their verbal and written support to the purchase of tickets,” said Quint Studer.

If fans and community members back the festival early, it will happen. This music festival will encapsulate the spirit of downtown Pensacola’s rebirth and celebrate our city’s eclectic culture. The main stages will be set in the original, beloved location as the former SpringFest on Spring Street. The plan calls for two days, two stages plus a variety of downtown venues working together to feature a mix of talent and the brightest music artists of today, along with great local talent. Events will include a launch party in the fall, special promotions, meet and greets, additional concerts and late night shows all throughout the festival weekend.

Here’s how you can help! Buy tickets, join the mailing list and learn about sponsorship and business opportunities at Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, September 1 at 10 a.m. All tickets are two-day passes.

General Admission tickets – $55 (outdoor stages)

VIP – $129 (outdoor stages, VIP area, launch party invite and other events)

Super VIP+ – $499 – Very limited available. (Includes VIP access, plus entry to all venue shows)

These tickets prices are only available until September 31, the next price level will begin on October 1.

“We are turning the tables on traditional festival planning and looking to the community to support the event by purchasing tickets first. Even before we get sponsors,” said festival director, Michelle Sarra. Organizers are asking the public to commit to buying a ticket first, which will allow more time to negotiate branding opportunities and promotions for sponsors.

Making a great event for the community is the main goal. Show you support for this Pensacola music festival at