Whether you want to kick back and enjoy some local tunes or you’re looking for exciting headliners, there’s a music scene for you on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Here are some must-visit spots along the Coast where you can catch amazing live music year-round.

 

LAID-BACK VIBES

If you’re looking to relax and enjoy some great live music along with a cold drink, then you can’t go wrong at Buoys Bar in Bay St. Louis, a breezy beach bar with a fun, laid- back atmosphere. If you’re in the Biloxi area, check out the Sky Bar at the Reef, where you can catch live entertainment and take your pick from 26 different beers on tap. The Julep Room in Ocean Springs is another low key spot that is known regionally for its incredible live music offerings and unique atmosphere. Jacks by the Tracks in Pascagoula is a go-to spot for locals and features a wide variety of great, live music in a laid-back setting. 

 

Buoy's
Buoy's Bar in Bay St. Louis
Photo: Buoys Bar Facebook

 

JAMMIN' AROUND TOWN

Want to totally immerse yourself in the local music scene? Head to downtown Ocean Springs, a popular arts and entertainment district where there is an abundance of live music. Catch a variety of musicians at spots like Government Street Grocery, Leo’s, Murky Water’s Blues-N-BBQ, Mosaic and The Juke Joint, all located within minutes of each other.

 

Juke Joint
Blackwater Brass playing at The Juke Joint in Ocean Springs
Photo: Trevor Reid

 

FEELING JAZZY

If smooth jazz is more your style, then 13th Street Jazz Bistro in Gulfport is your go-to spot, featuring weekly live jazz performances in a relaxing atmosphere. Jazz and blues fans should also check out the coastal stops and markers on the Mississippi Blues Trail.

 

13th street jazz
13th Street Jazz Bistro in Gulfport
Photo: 13th Street Jazz Bistro Facebook

 

CONCERTS & NIGHTLIFE

Our Gulf Coast casinos offer up some of the best live entertainment in the South. You can catch headliner entertainment nearly every weekend at the Beau Rivage, IP Casino and Hard Rock. Harrah’s Gulf Coast also hosts a great summer concert series that takes place on The Great Lawn. If you want to experience more of the nightlife scene, then definitely check out the bars and lounges in the coastal casinos, where there is always live entertainment happening.

 

Harrah's Great Lawn
Headliner entertainment on The Great Lawn at Harrah's Gulf Coast
Photo: caesars.com/harrahs-gulf-coast

 

Still want more suggestions? Check out our full list of Gulf Coast music & nightlife.