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August 2015

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June 9-August 9

YAYE theatrical circus sensation is a must-see. This show will take your breath away. 

  • Date(s): 06/09/2015 - 08/09/2015
  • Times: Mon.-Thur 7pm; Sat & Sun 3pm & 7pm
  • Location: Beau Rivage, 875 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (888) 566-7469 or (228) 386-7111
  • Admission: Tickets start at $12.95

Fiddler on the Roof

July 23-August 9

Winner of 10 Tony Awards, this is one of the most popular musicals in history. Fiddler on the Roof is a story of family and love, tradition and change. This production brings new life and inspired vision to beloved FIDDLER classics like Sunrise Sunset, If I Were a Rich Man, Matchmaker, To Life and many more.

  • Date(s): 07/23/2015 - 08/09/2015
  • Times: Call for times, dark Mon. & Tue nights
  • Location: Center Stage, 240 Eisenhower Drive, Biloxi
  • Contact: Center Stage Theatre
  • Phone: 228-388-6258
  • Admission: $22
  • General Admission Senior: $19.50 for Seniors (62+), Students (under 25), active military and first responders Group rates available for 10 and more -

Hurricane Katrina in Black and White

July 27-August 31

A collection of astounding photographs from behind the lens of Bay St. Louis Native LaChina Tillman Ozment on display. 

  • Date(s): 07/27/2015 - 08/31/2015
  • Location: Bay St. Louis & Waveland libraries
  • Phone: 228-467-5282

21st Annual Carl Legett Memorial Fishing Tournament

July 30-August 2

Huge fishing tournament with anglers competing for cash prizes! In addition, bring the kids for the Annual Kids Fishing Rodeo, Saturday from 8am-10am. The event is free to kids ages 5-13. Experienced anglers will be on site to assist the kids. Food, drinks, goodie bags and bait is provided for all kids who participate! Don't miss the Annual Miss Gulf Coast Bikini Contest at 7:30pm. Festivities conclude on Sunday with the Annual Shrimp Boil from 1-5pm. Bring the family for this fun filled weekend! Hosted by the Home Builders Association of the Mississippi Coast.

  • Date(s): 07/30/2015 - 08/02/2015
  • Location: Point Cadet Marina, Behind Golden Nugget Casino, Highway 90, Biloxi
  • Contact: Kelly Palermo - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: 228-896-7646
  • Admission: Entry Fee for participants - Spectators Free

Disney Live: Three Classical Fairytales

August 2

Prepare to laugh, sing and dance as you step into a world of wonder where wishing is only the beginning and dreams really do come true in Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald and Goofy as they bring the timeless fairy tale adventures of Cinderella, Beauty and The Beast, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to life in a live theatrical experience that is pure magic.

  • Date(s): 08/02/2015 - 08/02/2015
  • Times: 1pm, 4pm & 7pm shows
  • Location: Mississippi Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: 800-745-3000
  • Admission: Tickets start at $15

Wednesdays at WAMA! "I Produced a Hip Art Show, I'm Not Sweating It" II

August 5

Join us for our Second Annual Wes Anderson themed art show. Art show and reception that will feature art from all media. Local artists will enter pieces including film, sculpture, paintings, and photographs based on themes and characters from Wes Anderson movies. The reception will feature themed appetizers and cocktails. Costumes are encouraged for those who attend.

  • Date(s): 08/05/2015 - 08/05/2015
  • Times: 6pm-9pm
  • Location: Walter Anderson Museum of Art
  • Contact: Corey Christy
  • Phone: 228-229-6145
  • Admission: $15

Biloxi Shuckers

Come out and cheer on the Biloxi Shuckers, a minor league baseball team at their home field in Downtown Biloxi. Tickets can be purchased online at

August 2015 Home Schedule:

August 7-8       MS Braves 7:10pm 
August 9          MS Braves 5:10pm
August 10-11   MS Braves 6:40pm
August 12-13   Pensacola Blue Wahoos 6:40 pm
August 14-15   Pensacola Blue Wahoos 7:10 pm
August 16        Pensacola Blue Wahoos 5:10pm
August 23        Mobile Bay Bears 5:10pm
August 24-27   Mobile Bay Bears 6:40pm

  • Date(s): 08/07/2015 - 08/27/2015
  • Location: MGM Park, 105 Caillavet Street, Biloxi
  • Contact: Biloxi Shuckers
  • Phone: 800-745-3000
  • Admission: Tickets start at $11

Katrina Cafe - Finding Salvation

August 7

The head of the Salvation Army in Biloxi discusses the Army's relief role in the days and weeks after Katrina, and the huge investment that has been made in the multi-faceted Kroc center in east Biloxi. Meals for this Katrina Brown Bag will be served from a Salvation Army mobile kitchen, called a "canteen," not unlike those vehicles that served meals in so many neighborhoods in the days and weeks after Katrina.

  • Date(s): 08/07/2015 - 08/07/2015
  • Times: 12pm-1pm
  • Location: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Ohr Okeefe Museum of Art (OOMA)
  • Phone: 228-374-5547
  • Admission: $10 (includes lunch)

Professional Bull Riders - Built Ford Tough Series

August 7-8

Explosions and flames light the Coliseum to start the show. Then the excitement really begins when the Top 35 bull riders in the world compete against the fiercest bucking bulls on the planet, providing two hours of thrills and spills guaranteed to keep you on the edge-of-your-seat and your heart pounding. The nationally-televised Built Ford Tough Series visits some of the most famous arenas across the United States, including Madison Square Garden in New York and Cowboys Stadium. Each event has a winner, and riders accumulate points towards the ultimate goal, the Professional Bull Riders World Championship. The highest-paid bull riders in the world are not only competing for the coveted Championship Buckle, but also the $1 million bonus awarded to the winner!

  • Date(s): 08/07/2015 - 08/08/2015
  • Times: Fri, 8pm; Sat. 7pm
  • Location: Mississippi Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: 228-594-3700
  • Admission: Tickets start at $20
  • Accessibility:
    • Fully Accessible

The Commodores

August 7

The Commodores, Walter "Clyde" Orange, William "WAK" King and James Dean "J.D." Nicholas, have remained a force in the music industry for over three decades. "The Legends of Motown", "Hit, After Hit, After Hit", "Grammy Award Winners", "All The Emotion, All the Excitement", "If You Haven't Seen Them Live, You Haven't Heard The Commodores".

The Commodores aren't just any group. They have staying power. Just like their hit song "Brick House," the Commodores have created a foundation that just won't budge.

  • Date(s): 08/07/2015 - 08/07/2015
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: IP Casino Resort & Spa, Studio A, 850 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi
  • Phone: 228-385-2600
  • Admission: Tickets start at $45

Independent Filmmakers Exhibition

August 8

The Mary C is forming a partnership with local filmmakers to present a Shorts Film Festival. Filmmakers include: Ron Feder, JT Nicholson, Eula Moore, and more. The diverse grouping genre of shorts includes: Horror, Inspirational, Drama, Action, and even Road Trips. The shorts will be followed with a question and answer session with the filmmakers.

  • Date(s): 08/08/2015 - 08/08/2015
  • Times: 6pm-10pm
  • Location: Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs,
  • Contact: Mary C. Cultural Center
  • Phone: 228-818-2878
  • Admission: $5

Ladies Tea & Civil War Ball

August 8

Come join us for an afternoon of tea and goodies like the ladies of the 1800's enjoyed every mid-day, then join us for the ball that evening. Period dress not required but encouraged.


  • Date(s): 08/08/2015 - 08/08/2015
  • Times: Tea - 11am - 1pm; Ball - 7pm - 10pm
  • Location: Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis Home & Presidental Library
  • Contact: Kitsaa Stevens
  • Phone: 228-388-4400
  • Admission: $10 Tea; $25 Ball (per person)
  • Accessibility:
    • Fully Accessible

Second Saturday Artwalk

August 8

Each month galleries and shops are electric with activity and local restaurants brim with diners. New art shows, live music acts and shop specials attract locals and visitors from across the region. Each month two different Old Town Bay St. Louis merchants are tagged as "Hot Spots."

While historic Old Town traditionally bustles all day during the event with gallery openings, live music, and extended shopping hours, the family-oriented event has become a regional favorite over the past two decades.

  • Date(s): 08/08/2015 - 08/08/2015
  • Times: 4pm -8pm
  • Location: Old Town Bay St. Louis
  • Phone: 228-463-2688
  • Admission: Free

Southern Halo

August 8

Southern Halo is a southern rock sister trio from Cleveland, Mississippi who are currently taking the music industry by storm. These beautiful Delta rockers are road warriors and have been performing live in clubs and at festivals across the nation. Featuring Natalia (18), Christina (16) and Hannah (15), their credentials are impressive for such a young group. The sisters have opened for B.B. King, Uncle Kracker and John Michael Montgomery- just to name a few. In 2014, they were chosen as a Texaco Country Music Showdown finalist and performed at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

  • Date(s): 08/08/2015 - 08/08/2015
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: Biloxi Little Theatre, 220 Lee Street, Biloxi
  • Contact: Biloxi Little Theatre
  • Phone: 228-432-8543
  • Admission: $20; VIP Experience - $50

On-Going Events

Katrina + 10

This daily exhibition is an examination of the catastrophic destruction, immediate relief, sustained recovery, shared experience and progress on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina striking South Mississippi. Moving multimedia exhibitions tell the story of the Katrina experience from those on the front lines: The Sun Herald, WLOX, and Mississippi Power Company. Two static environments, in the iconic pods will represent the inspirational volunteer effort from individuals and groups from around the world (coordinated by Hands on Mississippi), and the rebuilding of roads and bridges by the Mississippi Department of Transportation. 

  • Date(s): 03/20/2015 - 09/12/2015
  • Times: 10am-5pm daily
  • Location: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Ohr Okeefe Museum of Art (OOMA)
  • Phone: 228-374-5547
  • Admission: Museum admission

Farmers Markets Throughout The Gulf Coast

Gulf Coast farmers markets regularly offer fresh seasonal produce; old-world handmade artisan breads; meats and sausage; artisan cheeses, butter, and cream-top milk; jams, jellies, and pickles made from local foods; cookies and other baked goods; gumbo, tamales, and other prepared foods; plus plants and handmade milk soaps and lotions. Some feature cooking demonstrations, live music, and more!  NOTE:  Locations & Times may change.

 BAY ST. LOUIS MARKET (Depot Produce & Country Market)
Location: Historic Train Depot Grounds, Bay St. Louis
Open: Year Round - Thursdays 2pm-6pm; Saturdays 9am -2pm

Location: Under the I-110 Bridge overpass on Howard Avenue, Biloxi
Open: (April - September) - Tuesdays & Thursdays
Times: 6am-4pm

Location: 10383 Automall Parkway (in front of Civic Center)
Open: Year Round - Monday-Saturdays
Times: 7am-4pm

Location: Jones Park Pavilion, Highway 90
Open: Wednesdays 9am-1pm
Saturdays 2pm-5pm

Location: 3068 Longfellow Drive, Bay St. Louis
Open: Year Round - Wednesdays
Times: 9am-1pm

Location: Jackson County Fairgrounds, 2902 Shortcut Road, Pascagoula
Open: (April-September) Wednesdays & Saturdays
Times: 7am-1pm

Location: 125 Jeff Davis Avenue - Downtown Long Beach
Open: Year Round - Saturdays
Times: 9am-12pm

Location: L&N Depot, 1000 Washington Avenue, Ocean Springs
Open: Year Round - Saturdays
Times: 9am-1pm

Location: Victory Parking Lot, 3214 Pascagoula Street, Pascagoula
Open: (April - October) - Wednesdays & Saturdays
Times: 7am-1pm

Location: War Memorial Park, Highway 90, Pass Christian
Open: Year Round - Saturdays
Times: 8am-Noon

Location: Interstate 10 at 8095 Menge Ave, Pass Christian
Open: Fridays
Times: 3pm-7pm

  • Date(s): 04/01/2015 - 12/31/2015

Rhythms of Jazz Exhibit

The new exhibit by renowned artist, author and educator, Ted Rose, is called Rhythms of Jazz for a reason - it is a translation of movement onto canvas. However, it goes beyond painting to music and moves into the realm of relocation in space. Coming from a gymnastics background, Rose sees the movement of paint as a gymnast thinks through a movement from one location to a relocation of the body. Interpreting the movement in space is similar to what happens with the multiple rhythms and linear transformation of a melody in jazz. One rhythm begins, disappears underneath, reappears slightly altered, becoming more intense and complex - not your usual 4/4 time. And the same happens to the melody.

Acrylic on glass is layered so that movement happens inside out, and the final transfer to canvas leaves the earliest placement on top - showing the movement in retrospect. It uses space memory like a musician uses tonal memory or a gymnast traces his movement through space. Space becomes the active component and rhythm is key.

His opening talk will explore this philosophy and method through demonstration and dialogue with a jazz musician. 

  • Date(s): 06/18/2015 - 08/30/2015
  • Times: Reception: June 30, 5:30 - 7:30 pm; Opening Talk and Dialogue: 6:15 pm.
  • Location: Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, Albert Duckett Gallery, 1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs,
  • Contact: Mary C. Cultural Center
  • Phone: 228-818-2878
  • Admission: Free

Live Entertainment - Beach Blvd Steamer

Come enjoy live music on the patio at the Island View.

Aug. 1, Eddie McDaniel
Aug. 2, Cheri & Tony
Aug. 8, Gillies & Gronkowski
Aug. 9, Ian Taylor
Aug. 15, Kelsey Moran
Aug. 16, Hank Berumen
Aug. 22 (TBA)
Aug. 23, Cheri & Tony
Aug. 29, Hank Berumen
Aug. 30, Gillies & Gronkowski

  • Date(s): 08/01/2015 - 08/30/2015
  • Times: 4pm-8pm
  • Location: Island View Casino Resort, 3300 West Beach, Gulfport
  • Phone: (877) 774-8439 or (228) 314-2100
  • Admission: Spectators Free - Must Be 21 or Older

Live Entertainment - Sunset Bar

Come enjoy this sleek & sexy new venue with an indoor bar and lounge area with easy access to our poplar outdoor deck. Sunset Bar has an open feel, complemented by its magnificent view of the Gulf.

Aug. 1, Kelsey Moran
Aug. 7, Scott Hinson Trio
Aug. 8, Ian Taylor
Aug. 14, Cary Laine
Aug. 15, Ty Taylor
Aug. 21, Mirror Image
Aug. 22, Razzoo
Aug. 28, Todd O'Neill
Aug. 29, Lisa Lee Albritton

  • Date(s): 08/01/2015 - 08/29/2015
  • Times: 9pm-1am
  • Location: Island View Casino Resort, 3300 West Beach, Gulfport
  • Phone: (877) 774-8439 or (228) 314-2100
  • Admission: Spectators Free - Must Be 21 or Older


Happy Hour starts the weekend off right featuring hors d'oeuvres, live entertainment and specials on cocktails, wine and bottled domestic beer!

August 7 Michael Halat
August 14 Hank Berumen
August 21 Mark Smith
August 28 Missy Spinosa

  • Date(s): 08/07/2015 - 08/28/2015
  • Times: 5pm-7pm
  • Location: Palace Casino Resort, 158 Howard Avenue, Biloxi
  • Contact: Palace Casino Resort
  • Phone: (800) 725-2239 or (228) 432-8888
  • Admission: Spectators Free