An Evening in Old Seville Square

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An Evening in Old Seville Square was a festival that took place in Seville Square from 1966 to 1972.[date uncertain]

It was inspired by "A Night in Old San Antonio" (or NIOSA), which Carolyn and Jack Fleming had seen during a trip to the Texas city. It was developed by Mary Turner Rule, the Junior League of Pensacola and the nascent Pensacola Heritage Foundation.[1] The first event was held on August 25, 1966, and continued into the 1970s.[2]

The festival was largely succeeded by the Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival in 1973, but the "Evening" was revived in 1981 for the Galvez Bicentennial Celebration and for subsequent Fourth of July events of the 1980s.

In 1987, Jim Tanck revived the entertainment element of the old "Evening" as Evenings in Olde Seville Square, a concert series held every Thursday during the summer months.



  1. "Flemings write way through history." Pensacola News Journal, December 8, 2007.
  2. J. Earle Bowden. Drawing From an Editor's Life: More than Forty Years of Editorial Cartoons, Caricatures and Illustrations, Pensacola News Journal, 1950s-1990s, 1996.