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July 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

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

July 2015 Home Schedule:

July 1-3      MS Braves (July 3- 6:10pm)
July 15-19  Chattanooga
July 20-21  Mobile Baybears
July 28-31  Jackson Generals

  • Date(s): 07/01/2015 - 07/31/2015
  • Times: Action starts @ 7:10pm
  • Location: MGM Park, 105 Caillavet Street, Biloxi
  • Contact: Biloxi Shuckers
  • Phone: 800-745-3000
  • Admission: Tickets start at $11

Fiddler on the Roof

July 23-August 2 

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 - 08/02/2015
  • 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

Katrina +10: Mississippi's Story, an interactive app

July 27

South Mississippi's Katrina story tells of the rise of a strong people from the rubble of America's greatest natural disaster, and of their march through these 10 years with dignity and grit. It is your story, and it has been told with much respect by Sun Herald journalists.  All are invited for the first showing of the Katrina +10 app. We have employed the powerful new tools that technology has provided to journalists in the last decade to take readers into a stunning and expanded universe where they can view Mississippi's Katrina story on their tablets and smartphones. The app will be available for purchase in August for $2.99.

  • Date(s): 07/29/2015 - 07/29/2015
  • Times: 7pm
  • Location: Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Tim Isbell, Sun Herald
  • Phone: 228-896-2194

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

Bret Michaels

July 31

Performing live. Bret Michaels, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and reality television personality. He first gained fame as the lead vocalist of the glam metal band Poison who have sold over 45 million records worldwide and 5 million records in the United States alone. The band has also charted ten singles to the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, including six Top 10 singles and the number-one single, "Every Rose Has Its Thorn".

  • Date(s): 07/31/2015 - 07/31/2015
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: Beau Rivage, 875 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (888) 566-7469 or (228) 386-7111
  • Admission: Tickets start at $44.95

Katrina Cafe - Dealing with Disaster

July 31

Rupert Lacy, executive director of Harrison County Emergency Management Agency and a longtime Harrison County EMA staffer, discusses the challenges brought by Hurricane Katrina.

  • Date(s): 07/31/2015 - 07/31/2015
  • 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)

Longshot Theatre Company

July 31

Mississippi Gulf Coast's very own improvisation troupe is coming to The Mary C! If you like shows like "Whose Line is It Anyway," you will love Longshot!

  • Date(s): 07/31/2015 - 07/31/2015
  • Times: 7pm
  • Location: Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs,
  • Contact: Mary C. Cultural Center
  • Phone: 228-818-2878
  • Admission: $10

Peter Cetera

July 31

Performing live. Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Peter Cetera has had two distinct musical careers. From 1968 through 1986, Peter was the singer, songwriter, and bass player for the legendary rock group "Chicago."

  • Date(s): 07/31/2015 - 07/31/2015
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: IP Casino Resort & Spa, Studio A, 850 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi
  • Phone: 228-385-2600
  • Admission: Tickets start at $45

2015 Bravo Awards

August 1

Biloxi Little Theatre cordially invites you to attend the 2015 Bravo Awards, A Celebration of our 69th season. Cocktail Hour 6pm.

  • Date(s): 08/01/2015 - 08/01/2015
  • Times: 7pm
  • Location: Biloxi Little Theatre, 220 Lee Street, Biloxi
  • Contact: Kyle Finan, Publicity Chairman
  • Phone: 228-382-4123
  • Admission: $10

Rodney Atkins

August 1

Rodney Atkins knows the value of taking the long way home, of veering off the beaten path onto that road less traveled once in a while. You can hear it in his music in the lyrics of his smash new single "Take A Back Road," a song that celebrates that feeling of getting away from the noise of everyday life, really living in the moment, and getting right with your soul. And you can see it in the way he lives his life; putting family first, listening to that inner voice and remaining true to himself, and striving to evolve and find unique ways of expressing himself through the music he puts out into the world. It's a philosophy he tries to employ throughout his life, and it has led him to some amazing places.

  • Date(s): 08/01/2015 - 08/01/2015
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: IP Casino Resort & Spa, Studio A, 850 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi
  • Phone: 228-385-2600
  • Admission: Tickets start at $30

The Molly Ringwalds

August 1

Performing live. Meet up at H2O Pool and Bar, Biloxi's biggest and sleekest new outdoor pool and lounge. The Molly Ringwalds are an indescribable act. Luck and circumstance brought these young lads together. The rest is the history of the 80's.  

  • Date(s): 08/01/2015 - 08/01/2015
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: Golden Nugget Biloxi, 151 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: 800-745-3000
  • Admission: $25

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

Mississippi Rollergirls Live

See the Mississippi Rollergirls - Mississippi's first -- women's flat track derby league, in this action packed, safe, & family-friendly sport - live! Come out, cheer on the "girls" in this full contact sport for women, and see why roller derby is the fastest growing sport in America! Don't miss the FUN!  Tickets can be purchased online at
2015 Bout Home Schedule:

June 6 - Big Easy Crescent Wenches
July 25 - Cajun Rollergirls
September 12 - Tallahassee RollerGirls
October 10 - Red Stick Roller Derby

  • Date(s): 06/06/2015 - 10/10/2015
  • Times: Doors open @ 6:30pm; Action starts @ 7pm
  • Location: Duo Dance Event Center, 3100 Ladnier Rd, Gautier
  • Admission: $12
  • General Admission Child: 10 & under FREE

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 @ Golden Nugget's Rush Lounge

Enjoy live entertainment every Friday and Saturday.

July 17-18 9p-1a Glenn Parker Band
                 10p-2a DJ Troy
July 22       9p-1a Mike Halat
July 23       9p-1a Troy Marks
July 24-25  9p-1a Roulette Ramblers
                  10p-2a DJ Troy
July 29        9p-1a Brandon Green
July 30        9p-1a Troy Marks
July 31        9p-1a Tricky Dickies
                   10p-2a DJ Hurricane

  • Date(s): 07/17/2015 - 07/31/2015
  • Location: Golden Nugget Biloxi, 151 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: 800-777-7568
  • Admission: Spectators 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