Shop for a Cause While Dancing to Music Tonight During Bands on the Beach

by Katie King |

 Shop for a Cause While Dancing to Music Tonight During
Bands on the Beach
Pensacola Beach, Fla. – (September 14, 2021) – The Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) is excited to announce a partnership with Pensacola Positivity to host the Gulfside Market, a local market with a cause, tonight and at a select number of Bands on the Beach concerts remaining this year.
The Gulfside Market is the brainchild of Laura Richards and Jacqueline Tarver, the newest market organizers to join Pensacola Positivity, a local organization founded by Mikellah Makepeace Davis. Pensacola Positivity works as a connecting and collaborative resource for events, entrepreneurs and other nonprofits. Pensacola Positivity currently hosts Sundays at Palafox Market, a collaborative grassroots community market, and supports the following local nonprofits:

• The Humane Society of Pensacola
• The Secret Place
• Adopt a Spot
• PensapreneurKids
• Fearless Community
The Gulfside Market will host approximately 20 local vendor booths to the west of the Gulfside Pavilion during select Bands on the Beach concerts remaining this year. Vendors will sell foods, arts, crafts and wares. Vendors will be open from 5 to 9 p.m., while Bands on the Beach concerts start at 7 p.m. and end by 9 p.m.
Pensacola Positivity will donate 25% of each vendor’s booth fee to a local nonprofit; plus, vendors are encouraged to donate up to 10% of their evening sales to the cause of their choice.
Gulfside Arts Market at Bands on the Beach 2021 schedule:
  • Sept. 14          Mr. Big & The Rhythm Sisters (sponsored by Levin Rinke Resort Realty)
  • Sept. 28          True Blue Band
  • Oct. 12            Dr. Breeze
  • Oct. 26            String Farm (sponsored by Kia Autosport)
In addition, Pensacola Positivity and the SRIA are excited to announce that the Gulfside Market will be back next year to accompany many of the weekly 2022 Bands on the Beach concerts, which begin the first Tuesday in April and conclude the last Tuesday in October.
As always, safety remains the SRIA’s top priority. We encourage all shoppers and concert-goes to take appropriate COVID-19 preventative measures, socially distance themselves, and follow the guidelines of our local health authorities. Pets and glass are prohibited.

About Santa Rosa Island Authority

Pensacola Beach is owned by Escambia County, Fla., and is under the direction of the Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA). The SRIA was created by the Florida legislature in 1947 under Chapter 24500. The SRIA does not receive tax support from the taxpayers of the county. It is fully funded from lease fees collected from business and residences on the beach. The SRIA board is made up of six members; five are named by members of the Escambia County Board of Commissioners whose term is the same as the commissioner who appointed them. Registered voters on Pensacola Beach elect the sixth member. The elected member’s term is two years.

About Pensacola Positivity
Pensacola Positivity is a connecting and collaborative resource for events, entrepreneurs and non-profits. We are committed to encouraging, unifying and facilitating positivity in Pensacola.
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