Hot Picks for Cruisin’ the Coast Weekend

Voted the U.S.’s Top Car Show in a reader poll by USA Today, Cruisin’ The Coast® is a must-attend, one-of-a-kind event on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Retro rides, star power and sock hoppin’ annually draw tens of thousands of people to the region. In its 22nd year, America’s Largest Block Party expects more than 8,000 classic cars and trucks to partake in various celebrations up and down the Mississippi beachside highway from Sept. 30 – Oct. 7.

Here’s a quick guide to some of the hot spots to hit during Cruisin’ The Coast 2018.

Saturday, September 29

Casino Entertainment

  • Jesse Hill, 6-10 p.m., Scarlet Pearl Casino, Scarlet Steaks & Seafood
  • Hank Berumen, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Scarlet Pearl Casino, Butlers
  • Anjelah Johnson, Hard Rock

Sunday, September 30

  • View the Cruise, Downtown Gulfport, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Cruise In, Hardy Court Shopping Center, Gulfport, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Feature Car appearances: Hardy Court, 9 a.m.-noon; View the Cruise, 2-5 p.m.
  • Cruisin’ Through the Decades, Gautier, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Cristy Lee appearance: View the Cruise, Downtown Gulfport, 2-5 p.m.

Casino Entertainment

  •  Jesse Hill, Brunch 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Dinner 6-10 p.m., Scarlet Pearl Casino, Scarlet Steaks & Seafood
  • Trigger Proof, Beau Rivage, EIGHT75

Monday, October 1

  • Registration open from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Cruise Central, Centennial Plaza, Gulfport
  • Feature Car appearances: Cruise Central, 10 a.m.-2p.m.; Long Beach Harbor, 5-7 p.m.
  • Cristy Lee appearances: Cruise Central, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Long Beach as Grand Marshal, 6-8 p.m.
  • Autocross – presented by Scarlet Pearl Casino and Autocross Guys, Coast Coliseum (west parking lot), 1-5 p.m. Open to registered vehicles only.
  • Long Beach Parade – Open to registered vehicles only. First 600 to arrive will be in the parade. Line up at 1 p.m. at Long Beach High School, parade starts at 5:30 p.m. Cristy Lee is Grand Marshal.
  • The Tip Tops playing at Long Beach Harbor, 6-9 p.m.

Casino Entertainment

Trigger Proof, Beau Rivage, EIGHT75

Tuesday, October 2

  • Registration open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Cruise Central, Gulfport
  • The Vicari Auto Auction vehicle check-in at Coliseum 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Autocross – presented by Scarlet Pearl Casino and Autocross Guys, Coast Coliseum (west parking lot), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Open to registered vehicles only.
  • “Salute To Our Veterans,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Cruise Central
  • Cruisin’ The River City, Moss Point, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Feature Car appearances: Salute to Our Veterans, Cruise Central, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Cristy Lee appearances: Autocross, 10 a.m.-noon; Salute To Our Veterans, Cruise Central, 1-3 p.m.
  • Flame-throwing competition at Island View Casino in Gulfport, Entertainment, 4 p.m., Registration, 5 p.m., begins at dusk; $600 Cash Prizes & Trophies!

Casino Entertainment

  • Trigger Proof, Beau Rivage, EIGHT75

Wednesday, October 3

  • Registration open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Cruise Central, Gulfport
  • Biloxi Block Party, Downtown Biloxi, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Autocross – presented by Scarlet Pearl Casino and Autocross Guys, Coast Coliseum, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Open to registered vehicles only.
  • The Vicari Auto Auction vehicle check-in at Coliseum, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Car Corral open and vehicle check-in, east of Treasure Bay, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Feature Car appearance: Biloxi Block Party, 10 a.m.-noon
  • Diamondhead, Blessing of the Classics, 3-6 p.m.
  • Cristy Lee appearances: Biloxi Block Party, Town Green, 10 a.m.-noon; Beau Rivage Meet & Greet, 6-8 p.m.
  • Courtney Hansen appearances: Biloxi Block Party, Town Green, 10 a.m.-noon; Beau Rivage Meet & Greet, 6-8 p.m.
  • Official Beau Rivage Cruisin’ Event: The Dominos, Beau Rivage Pool Pavilion, 7 p.m.

Casino Entertainment

  • Live Duo – Julia Harrington, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Golden Nugget, Rush Lounge
  • Unfazed, Beau Rivage, EIGHT75

Thursday, October 4

  • Registration and all Cruisin’ Venues are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Sites with bands: Bay St. Louis, Pass Christian, Gulfport Cruise Central, Edgewater Mall, D’Iberville, Ocean Springs, Pascagoula
  • 2019 Registration open noon-5 p.m.
  • Country Cruisin’ Breakfast, Long Beach Yacht Club, 7-10 a.m.
  • The Vicari Auto Auction, doors open at 8:30 a.m.
  • Vicari Auction’s CTC Swap Meet open at Coliseum, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Car Corral open and vehicle check-in, east of Treasure Bay, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Feature Car appearances: Pass Christian,10 a.m.-noon; Bay St. Louis, 2-4 p.m., DoubleTree Hotel Biloxi, 6-9 p.m.
  • Joe & Amanda Martin, Martin Brothers Customs/Iron Resurrection appearances: Vicari Auction’s CTC Swap Meet, Coliseum, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.; DoubleTree Biloxi Cruise-in, 7-9 p.m.
  • Courtney Hansen appearances: Pass Christian, 10 a.m.-noon; Bay St. Louis, 2-4 p.m.; DoubleTree Biloxi Cruise-in, 7-9 p.m.
  • Burn ‘em Up in the Pass! 2nd Street, Pass Christian, 5-8 p.m.
  • Live entertainment TBD. Check our website and Facebook for more information.
  • DoubleTree Hotel Biloxi Open House with Feature Car, Joe & Amanda Martin and Courtney Hansen, 6-9 p.m.

Cruisin’ Venue Entertainment

Bay St. Louis

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Garry Wesley
  • 1-2 p.m. – Magic
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – Vince Vance & The Valiants

Pass Christian

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Figure Eight
  • 1-2 p.m. – Modern Eldorados
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – The Big Easy Boys

Gulfport Cruise Central

11 a.m.-Noon – Brandie

1-2 p.m. – Barlow Brothers

3-4:30 p.m. – Na Na Sha

Edgewater Mall West Parking Lot (Hwy 90)

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – N Rhythm
  • 1-2 p.m. – Soul Lads
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – The Chee-Weez

D’Iberville

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Mr. Saxman
  • 1-2 p.m. – The Shakerz
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – Departure (Journey Tribute)

Ocean Springs Downtown

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Charles “Doo Wop” Grant
  • 1-2 p.m. – Cool Rayz
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – Tip Tops

Pascagoula

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Deuce Coupe
  • 1-2 p.m. – Starz
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – Dr. Zarr

Casino Entertainment

  • Al “Lil’ Fats” Jackson, 7-11 p.m., Silver Slipper Casino
  • Live Duo – Brandy Neal, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Golden Nugget, Rush Lounge
  • Unfazed, Beau Rivage, EIGHT75

Friday, October 5

  • Registration and all Cruisin’ Venues are open 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
    Sites with bands: Bay St. Louis, Pass Christian, Gulfport Cruise Central, Edgewater Mall, D’Iberville, Ocean Springs, Pascagoula
  • 2018 and 2019 Registration continues 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Country Cruisin’ Breakfast, Long Beach Yacht Club, 7-10 a.m.
  • The Vicari Auto Auction doors open at 8:30 a.m.
  • Vicari Auction’s CTC Swap Meet open at Coliseum, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Car Corral continues, east of Treasure Bay, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Feature Car appearances: Bay St. Louis, 9-11 a.m.; Edgewater Mall, 2-4 p.m.
  • Joe & Amanda Martin, Martin Brothers Customs/Iron Resurrection appearances: Vicari Auction’s CTC Swap Meet, Coliseum, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
  • Courtney Hansen appearances: Pascagoula, 10 a.m.-noon; Ocean Springs, 2-5 p.m.
  • Ocean Springs Sock Hop & Street Party, 5-9 p.m. featuring The Big Easy Boys 6-7 p.m. and The Molly Ringwalds 7:30-9 p.m.
  • “Pass In The Night,” 5-9 p.m., Pass Christian,

Entertainment TBD

Cruisin’ Venue Entertainment

Bay St. Louis

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Deuce Coupe
  • 1-2 p.m. – Barlow Brothers
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – Departure (Journey Tribute

Pass Christian

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Charles “Doo Wop” Grant
  • 1-2 p.m. – Cool Rayz
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – The Chee-Weez

Gulfport Cruise Central

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Figure Eight
  • 1-2 p.m. – Soul Lads
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – Vince Vance & The Valiants

Edgewater Mall West Parking Lot (Hwy 90)

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Garry Wesley
  • 1-2 p.m. – The Skakerz
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – The Tip Tops

D’Iberville

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Brandie
  • 1-2 p.m. – Starz
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – Dr. Zarr

Ocean Springs Downtown

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – N Rhythm
  • 1-2 p.m. – Modern Eldorados
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – The Big Easy Boys

Pascagoula

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Mr. Saxman
  • 1-2 p.m. – Magic
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – Na Na Sha

Casino Entertainment

  • Jesse Hill, 6-10 p.m., Scarlet Pearl Casino, Scarlet Steaks & Seafood
  • Beach Boys, 8 p.m., Beau Rivage Theatre
  • Al “Lil’ Fats” Jackson, 8 p.m.-12 a.m., Silver Slipper Casino
  • Radio Mojo Band, 8 p.m.-12 a.m., Boomtown Casino
  • Harvey Jesus & Fire, 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m., Hollywood Casino
  • Live Band – 3HG, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., and Live DJ – DJ Troy, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Golden Nugget, Rush Lounge
  • Hank Berumen, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Scarlet Pearl Casino, Butlers
  • Anderson Domingues, Beau Rivage, Breeze Bar
  • Unfazed, Beau Rivage, EIGHT75
  • Strictly Sinatra presents The Rat Pack – Frank, Dean & Sammy, Hard Rock

Saturday, October 6

  • All Cruisin’ Venues are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sites with bands: Bay St. Louis, Pass Christian, Gulfport Cruise Central, Edgewater Mall, D’Iberville, Ocean Springs, Pascagoula
  • 2018 registration, 9 a.m.-noon
  • 2019 Registration, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Country Cruisin’ Breakfast, Long Beach Yacht Club, 7-10 a.m.
  • The Vicari Auto Auction, doors open at 8:30 a.m.
  • Vicari Auction’s CTC Swap Meet open at Coliseum 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Car Corral continues, east of Treasure Bay, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Feature Car appearance: Vicari Auction’s CTC Swap Meet, Coliseum, 9-11 a.m.
  • “Field of Wheels” exotic car show at MGM Park across from Beau Rivage, hosted by Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free for spectators. Special guest judges. Please check our website www.cruisinthecoast.com for updated details about this event.

Cruisin’ Venue Entertainment

Bay St. Louis

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – N Rhythm
  • 1-2 p.m. – Pat Murphy & Sippiana Soul
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – The Big Easy Boys

Pass Christian

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Mr. Saxman
  • 1-2 p.m. – The Shakerz
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – Departure (Journey Tribute)

Gulfport Cruise Central

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Charles “Doo Wop” Grant
  • 1-2 p.m. – Cool Rayz
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – The Chee-Weez

Edgewater Mall West Parking Lot (Hwy 90)

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Deuce Coupe
  • 1-2 p.m. – Magic
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – Dr. Zarr

D’Iberville

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Figure Eight
  • 1-2 p.m. – Barlow Brothers
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – Vince Vance & The Valiants

Ocean Springs Downtown

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Brandie
  • 1-2 p.m. – Starz
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – Na Na Sha

Pascagoula

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Garry Wesley
  • 1-2 p.m. – Modern Eldorados
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – The Tip Tops

Casino Entertainment

  • Jesse Hill, 6-10 p.m., Scarlet Pearl Casino, Scarlet Steaks & Seafood
  • Beach Boys, 8 p.m., Beau Rivage Theatre
  • Al “Lil’ Fats” Jackson, 8 p.m.-12 a.m., Silver Slipper Casino
  • Radio Mojo Band, 8 p.m.-12 a.m., Boomtown Casino
  • Harvey Jesus & Fire, 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m., Hollywood Casino
  • Live Band – 3HG, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., and Live DJ – DJ Troy, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Golden Nugget, Rush Lounge
  • Hank Berumen, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Scarlet Pearl Casino, Butlers
  • Unfazed, Beau Rivage, EIGHT75
  • Anderson Domingues, Beau Rivage, Breeze Bar

Sunday, October 7

All events at Cruise Central

  • 2019 Registration open 8 a.m.-Noon.
  • Non-denominational prayer service, 8 a.m.
  • Stamping Cards must be turned in by 9 a.m.
  • Gene Oswalt Volunteer of the Year Award
  • The winners of the Cash Drawings will be announced (40 drawings of $500 each) totaling $20,000
  • Make-A-Wish Raffle Car Giveaway and unveiling of new 2019 Raffle Car!
  • Live entertainment by The Big Easy Boys, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

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