The Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival in conjunction with the New Malibu Lounge and Flora-Bama Lounge and Package announce the 2017 Mickey Newbury Gathering
The New Malibu Lounge in Warrington and the Flora-Bama Lounge on Perdido Key, in conjunction with the Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival will be hosting the Mickey Newbury Gathering from Thursday, May 18th through Sunday, May 21st, 2017. As many people know, Mickey was a great friend of, and performed many times at the FBISF. After his passing in 2002, a number of fans decided to have an annual “gathering” to honor Mickey and his music. Originally staged in this area, the gathering moved to Texas for several years. 2016 saw the return of the event to the Pensacola area and with it the arrival of Mickey’s fans as well as musicians from all over the USA.
Inducted into the Nashville Songwriters’ Hall of Fame in 1980, Mickey Newbury’s songs have been covered by hundreds of artists. Tom Jones, Elvis Presley, Kenny Rogers & The First Edition, Andy Williams and Eddy Arnold all had hits with Mickey Newbury’s work. Over a 35 year period Mickey recorded 25 albums to critical acclaim and many fellow songwriters declared Mickey the best of the best.
Great friends of FBISF and Mickey, Barbara and Felix Manion from Baird, Texas will be participating in the event. They will be bringing their “BBQ trailer” preparing delicious food on certain days at both locations. This will be in addition to the existing menus at the New Malibu as well as the Flora-Bama.
An added attraction to the event will be special time set aside dedicated to the music of other members of the FBISF songwriter family who are no longer with us. Attendees will be treated to the sounds of the songs of Wayne Carson, Hank Cochran, Mike Fincher, Larry Henley, Red Lane, Rusty McHugh, Jody Payne, Freddy Powers, Larry Jon Wilson and others.
Plans are for music and events to take place at the New Malibu Lounge (1000 Gulf Beach Highway) and at the Flora-Bama on Perdido Key at times yet to be determined.
More details to follow at www.fbisf.com