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08/17/2014 - 08/23/2014

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August 23-24

Buy-Sell-Trade-Browse!  Hundreds of displays & vendors featuring New and Old Guns, Ammo, Gun Parts, Reloading Supplies, Books, Knives, Coins, Camouflage and related items at discount prices!

  • Date(s): 08/23/2014 - 08/24/2014
  • Times: Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm
  • Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Sondra Hewett - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: 985-624-8577
  • Admission: Admission Charged

Fiesta Gulfport Festival 2014

August 23

There's FUN for the whole family!!! Fiesta Gulfport Festival 2014 will be celebrating Gulfport with a multicultural festival with multicultural artists to showcase the rich diversity in Gulfport and our state. Carnival rides are included for the entire family. Several dance artists and music bands will be performing on stage. Special guests will include Miss Cinco de Mayo Mississippi 2014 and contestants.

Numerous vendors will offer variety of authentic ethnic foods from Mexico, South America, United States, Cajun and carnival foods. Beverages, jewelry, crafts, and many other items will be available as well. A childrens' area will be located inside the festival with Carnival rides and will offer unlimited rides for the entire family. Other festival activities include this year's "La Reina (the queen) de Cinco de Mayo" of Mississippi Diana de Ochoa and contestants. The festival will also have concerts on the main stage ranging from Mexican, Latin, Blues, R&B, Zydeco and a professional Elvis impersonator. Professional dancers will have a workshop to include audience participation. The fun, family-friendly festival by day turns into a night of American concerts with a Rock Headliner and ending the festivities with a fireworks display for everyone to enjoy. Click here for the festival headliners. 

  • Date(s): 08/23/2014 - 08/23/2014
  • Times: Noon - 11pm
  • Location: Jones Parks, Hwy 49 & Beach Blvd., Gulfport
  • Contact: Pete Castorena or Nona Killough
  • Phone: 601-955-4850
  • Admission: $25 (ages 13 & up)
  • General Admission Child: $5 (ages 6 & under); $15 (ages 7-12)

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Long Beach Live

LONG BEACH LIVE is a monthly open-air concert series running spring through fall, 2014, and will feature a variety of local and regional musicians. It is presented by Island View Casino Resort in Gulfport, MS.

 June 19 -  Brother Mountain
July 17 -    The Eves
Aug. 21 -  Plan B
Sept.18 -   Red Room Arrangement
Oct. 16 -    Afterlife Parade

  • Date(s): 06/19/2014 - 10/16/2014
  • Times: 6:30pm to 9pm
  • Location: Harper McCaughan Town Green, 301 Jeff Davis Avenue, Long Beach
  • Contact: Fred Walker - Event Chair
  • Phone: 228-863-8535 / 228-380-8535
  • Admission: Free

Brennan Roybal Band

August 10, 17 & 31

Performing Live! The Brennan Roybal Band will make you dance all night long!

  • Date(s): 08/10/2014 - 08/31/2014
  • Times: 9pm
  • Location: IP Casino Resport Spa, Chill, 850 Bayview Ave, Biloxi
  • Phone: (888) 946-2847 or (228) 436-3000
  • Admission: Free

Gram Rea and Friends

August 11, 18 & 25
Rock out at Chill Ultra Lounge with music by Gram Rea & Friends.

  • Date(s): 08/11/2014 - 08/25/2014
  • Times: 9pm
  • Location: IP Casino Resport Spa, Chill, 850 Bayview Ave, Biloxi
  • Phone: (888) 946-2847 or (228) 436-3000
  • Admission: Free

Annika Chambers

August 23

The beautiful and talented Annika Chambers hails from Houston, Texas. And, like many of the great soulful singers of the past, she started singing in church at a young age. She always wanted to sing, but her dreams of enlisting in the Army and attaining a degree in radio and TV broadcasting took her in that direction. However, that path would start her on her musical journey. While serving in Kosovo, her first deployment, Annika entered a talent contest on base and sang lead in a song. Right after the competition, a guitar player approached her and introduced her to the blues. She's been in love with the Blues ever since. Annika describes her style as a little bit of Aretha, Etta, Koko and Shemekia and includes as influences - Otis Redding, Shemekia Copeland, Joan Osborne, Robbin Ford, Adele, Etta James, Eryka Badu, Bobby Blue Bland & James Brown.

  • Date(s): 08/23/2014 - 08/23/2014
  • Times: 7pm
  • Location: Shed Barbeque & Blue's Joint, 7501 Highway 57, Ocean Springs
  • Contact: The Shed BBQ
  • Phone: 228-875-9590
  • Admission: No Cover. Get Fed!


August 23

The "Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist" returns to perform live with another great show!

  • Date(s): 08/23/2014 - 08/23/2014
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: Hard Rock Casino, 777 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (877) 877-6256 or (228) 374-7625
  • Admission: Tickets start at $9.99

Grayson Capps

August 23

Rott 'N' Roll. The title originated with Grayson Capps' fans in New Orleans as an explanation of his music. Prostitutes, alcoholics, vagrants and drifters often inhabit the southern troubadour's songs, while his live performances are ignited by sanctified Southern soul, howling back-country stomp and raucous roadhouse blues.. Slowly, but surely, the phrase spread from one city to the next as the definition of the Grayson Capps experience. For Grayson himself, Rott 'N' Roll has come to represent the state of mind needed to play uncompromising roots music as a means for survival in the Dirty South; the yin and yang between the debauchery of life on the road and the come down upon returning home.. Yet, as Grayson makes clear on "Back To The Country," the album's opening track, when Rott 'N' Roll is the credo, even the serenity of home means, "eating cornbread and raising hell."

  • Date(s): 08/23/2014 - 08/23/2014
  • Times: Doors open at 8pm; 9pm Show
  • Location: Kress Live, 814 Howard Avenue, Downtown Biloxi
  • Contact: Fred Salinas
  • Phone: 228-249-3060
  • Admission: $10 - $45

Intro to Kayaking

August 23

Level 1 Introduction to Kayaking Class is a great class for beginner kayakers as well as those who just want to brush up on their skills. his will be a full day class that will cover the basics of kayaking including loading and unloading a kayak, maneuvering in a kayak, strokes, rescues and more.

  • Date(s): 08/23/2014 - 08/23/2014
  • Times: Call for details.
  • Location: South Coast Paddling Company, Ocean Springs
  • Contact: South Coast Paddling
  • Phone: 228-872-2030

The Ultimate Chip & Dip Set

August 23

Football season means snacks and chips and dips. So why not make your own emblazoned with your favorite team colors and mascot? Come to our Ceramic Studio and we will show you how to create a cool set of two dishes using slabs of clay. You will be able to paint and decorate the set and we'll have it ready for you to pick up in about two weeks. Bring ideas and sketches to class, or come with a blank slate and just play!

  • Date(s): 08/23/2014 - 08/23/2014
  • Times: 10:30am - 1:30pm
  • Location: Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art (OOMA)
  • Phone: 228-374-5547
  • Admission: $30 (Ages 14 & up)

On-Going Events

June Ward: Passages and Possibilities

Gulfport, Mississippi artist June Ward is inspired by beauty and color. After studying drawing and art history at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas, she continued with other learning venues and private instruction, exploring forms of creative expression. In 2009, Ward was juried into membership of Oil Painters of America and is a member of Women Painters of the Southeast. She serves as a Regional Director for The National Museum for Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. Passages and Possibilities follows Ward's passages through life as she searched for her artistic voice, open to all possibilities. Her art follows the cycle of the seasons in still life, landscape and figurative works. Flowers in her still life paintings show the natural progression of time with blooms at their peak, fading flowers and seeds signifying the repeating cycle. Her landscapes, which often include figurative elements, speak of the passage of time in different geographical locations. The overriding theme throughout all these categories is the emphasis of light, in an intimate setting accented with Ward's hand painted furniture.

  • Date(s): 06/16/2014 - 12/06/2014
  • Location: IP Casino Resort Spa Exhibitions Gallery
  • Contact: Ohr Okeefe Museum of Art (OOMA)
  • Phone: 228-374-5547

Micheal Mabry: Revelations & Revelry

Micheal Mabry is originally from Clarksdale in the Mississippi Delta region, an agricultural center that is one of the richest cotton-growing areas in the United States. Clarksdale has been significant in the history of the blues, which has become a theme in many of Mabry's works. Growing up in the country provided Mabry with innumerable subjects to paint. Many of his works depict people of his community engaged in playing music, dancing, playing games, and basically enjoying life together in front of the backdrop of a blues joint or café. His use of bright colors, often using primary colors as the focal point in his juke joint scenes, conveys fun and community spirit. Mabry's wildlife imagery, on the other hand, conveys a sense of realism, showing the versatility of the artist. The focal point of the exhibition is Eye of the Last Days, a large book (33" x 23") that took Mabry over eight years to complete. The cover, which contains an eye that opens and closes, is made of several types of tree bark collected by the artist. Different pages of the 75-page book will be revealed each day.

  • Date(s): 06/16/2014 - 09/06/2014
  • Location: Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Gallery
  • Contact: Ohr Okeefe Museum of Art (OOMA)
  • Phone: 228-374-5547

No Two Alike: Ceramics Invitational

No Two Alike features innovative and challenging ceramic art that represents the creative and ever-changing pottery traditions of the Gulf South region. The artists are characterized by a variety of styles and inspirations, fresh perspectives, as well as unique firing and glazing techniques. Their individuality and intuitiveness include the design of classic, altered or organic ceramic forms. No Two Alike includes works by five artists representing Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana: Jeremy Jernegan, New Orleans, Louisiana; Bertice McPherson, Mobile, Alabama; Brian Nettles, Pass Christian, Mississippi; Kevin O'Keefe, Gulfport, Mississippi; and Charles Smith, Mobile, Alabama.


  • Date(s): 06/16/2014 - 09/06/2014
  • Location: Mississippi Sound Welcome Center
  • Contact: Ohr Okeefe Museum of Art (OOMA)
  • Phone: 228-374-5547

OOMA Magnolias Chamber Orchestra Promenade Summer Series

A series of summer concerts presented by the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art. The Orchestra will be performing in different forms, ranging from about fifteen members to solo performances. Tickets include reception and gallery tours. Visit new exhibitions at 2:00 pm. Music begins at 2:30 pm each Sunday.

June 22
July 27
August 31

  • Date(s): 06/22/2014 - 08/31/2014
  • Times: 2pm
  • Location: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Carol Messer
  • Phone: 228-374-5547
  • Admission: $30 each or 3 concerts for $75

Detox @ Hardrock


The ultimate pool party that will rock your world with LIVE entertainment, fun games and signature drinks!

July 27: Phunky Monkey
August 3: August Rush
August 10: Crashing Broadway
August 17: Spank the Monkey
August 24: Perkins Road
August 31: Big Richard

Hotel guests, Hall of Fame players and invited guests will receive free admission.

  • Date(s): 07/27/2014 - 08/31/2014
  • Times: Fun starts @ 2pm
  • Location: Hard Rock Casino, 777 Beach Blvd, Biloxi - Pool Side
  • Phone: (877) 877-6256 or (228) 374-7625
  • Admission: $40 cover charge. Must Be 21 or Older

Hard Rock Live

August 1-29

Performing Live!

August 1-   KC & the Sunshine Band-$29.99
August 2-   Ralphie May-$9.99
August 15- Ted Nugent - $29.99
August 16- Boz Scaggs - $19.99
August 23- Brandon Bennett's Remembrance of the King - $9.99
August 29- Deep Purple - $59.99

  • Date(s): 08/01/2014 - 08/29/2014
  • Times: 8PM
  • Location: Hard Rock Casino, 777 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (877) 877-6256 or (228) 374-7625
  • Admission: Call for tickets prices.

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.

Performing live.

Aug. 1 Lisa Lee Albritton
Aug. 2 Double E Trio
Aug. 8 Sara Buras
Aug. 9 Rochelle Harper
Aug. 15 Mirror Image
Aug. 16 Gary "Redd" Necaise
Aug. 22 Todd O'Neill
Aug. 23 Hank Berumen
Aug. 29 Scott Hinson Trio
Aug. 30 Double E Trio

  • Date(s): 08/01/2014 - 08/30/2014
  • 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

Live Entertainment - View Showroom

Come and enjoy these dynmaic artists live in the Island View Showroom.  

Performing live.

Aug. 1 Starz
Aug. 8 Tomplay
Aug. 9 Platinum Café
Aug. 22 West Side Story
Aug. 29 David St. Romain
Aug. 30 Starz

  • Date(s): 08/01/2014 - 08/30/2014
  • 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

The Record Company - Live Entertainment

Performing Live!

August 1-2  Brandon Green
August 15-16: Corey Landry
August 29-30: KB Unplugged

  • Date(s): 08/01/2014 - 08/30/2014
  • Times: 5pm 'till
  • Location: Hard Rock Casino, The Record Company, 777 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (877) 877-6256 or (228) 374-7625
  • Admission: Free Must be 21 or older

Hard Rock Center Bar Live Entertainment

Located in the center of Hard Rock Biloxi, Center Bar is a place to see and be seen. You never know who you will run into.

Performing live!

August 5-7  Brandon Green
August 8-9: Contraflow
August 15-16: Spank the Monkey
August 22-23: Sharp Nine
August 29-30: Big Richard

  • Date(s): 08/05/2014 - 08/30/2014
  • Times: Sunday-Thursday 8pm–12am, Friday & Saturday 9pm–1am
  • Location: Hard Rock Casino, 777 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (877) 877-6256 or (228) 374-7625
  • Admission: Spectators Free

Oil Painting with Frank Janca

August 5 - September 18

Learn the basic fundamentals or explore advanced techniques of oil painting with renowned artist Frank Janca. All experience levels are welcome. The class will focus on painting subjects from still life, floral composition, and possibly portraits. ( A model fee would apply) Please bring your own ideas to class as well. A materials list will be supplied when you register. Come to learn... and leave with an inspiration to paint. (Tuesday or Thursday sessions available)

  • Date(s): 08/05/2014 - 09/16/2014
  • Times: Tuesdays 9:30am - 12pm; Thursdays 6:30pm - 9pm
  • Location: Ohr-O'Keefe Museum, Creel House Studio, Biloxi
  • Contact: Ohr O'Keefe Museum
  • Phone: 228-374-5547
  • Admission: $211.50 members, $235 for non-members (ages 16 & up)

Friday Night Dance

August 15, 22, 29; September 5, 12

There's a party every Friday, a Dance Party!  Everyone welcome, both new and experienced dancers to the dance floor!  Live dance music to dance the night away!  Come out and get your "groove" on!  Hosted by Amour Danzer!

  • Date(s): 08/15/2014 - 09/12/2014
  • Times: 8pm-10pm
  • Location: Amour Danzar, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport
  • Contact: Barbara Watts - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: 228-324-3730
  • Admission: $10 Admission and casual dress

Open Ceramics Studio at the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

We offer open studio time for those with experience in ceramics on a monthly basis. The monthly fee gives the potter 25 lbs. of clay, access to wheels, slab roller, extruder, glazes, and firings. Each person gets their own shelf for work and a locker for personal tools. Additional clay, glaze and firing costs will be charged for heavy production. Students MUST purchase clay from the studio. Please visit our website for more information.

  • Date(s): 08/19/2014 - 12/31/2014
  • Times: 10pm - 5pm
  • Location: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Stacey Johnson
  • Phone: 228-374-5547
  • Admission: $125 for non-members/$112.50 for museum members