The 2015 Million $$$$$ Birthday Bash on Saturday, December 5th, at the new Event Center at 3201 Navy Blvd by C.C. Biggs Productions was a standing room only huge success. The Southern Soul music promoter sponsored his 8th Annual Christmas Party and included the celebration of his birthday at the same event. Biggs said, “I invited Jackie Broughton, Bo Gables, and Tony McCray to also celebrate their December birthdays along with me. I provided special seating and birthday souvenirs for my birthday guests that added nothing but class to the event”!
There was enough class to be shared with the entire standing room only crowd as Joanne Biggs, A Little Bit of This & A Little Bit of That, the wife of C.C. Biggs, utilized her interior decorating talent to transform the new Event Center on Navy Blvd into a classy party venue on 5th Avenue in New York City. Then there were the Southern Soul performers Mr. Sam and Billy ‘Soul’ Bond which kept the audience captivated and had them singing along with their favorite songs. In fact, during a Mr. Sam performance of his hit song “Raise Your Hands Up” there was an electrical shortage in the sound system. However, the upbeat party spirit in the event center was so high that the crowd on the dance floor kept on dancing and singing the lyrics to the song as Mr. Sam continued to perform.
Jackie Miles, the owner of the Pensacola Voice stated that, “This is a super event! Joanne really out did herself on the decorations, the food that was served was delicious, the crowd is in a very festive holiday spirit”. Biggs thanked Miles and the Pensacola Voice for their marketing support and coverage of the event. He, also, praised the emcee talent of Vernon Watson, the Blues Hound, as the Master of Ceremonies and Starchild, who always serves as the host for the production company’s events. Biggs offered a special commendation to Wallace Sound that handled the electrical disruption quickly and professionally. He also thanked the WRNE and its owner, Robert Hill.
Additionally, the production company partnered with Pensacola Caring Hearts for the second year in a row to sponsor a huge food give away on the day before on Friday, December 4th in the Veteran Post #193 parking lot on 12th Avenue and Fisher Street. Rev. H.K. Matthews was on hand for the charitable event and commended Biggs for his community outreach. According to Fannie Finkley, the Founder and President of Pensacola Caring Hearts, over 300 persons and/or families were provided boxes of food including meats, fruits, canned goods, loaves of bread, and dozens of eggs, fruit juices, cookies, and much more.
Biggs once again made remarks on his decision to expand his marketing of the celebration from Southern Soul fans and music industry professionals to local community organizations, business owners, civil rights organizations, and grassroots political organizers. During an exclusive interview with the Pensacola Voice, Biggs exclaimed, “2016 is a crucial year for our Black Community to network with one another and we are using our celebration to bring people together for a good time.”