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Cruisin’ The Coast® officials have decided to condense the remaining events in this year’s cruise as a result of weather issues associated with the incoming tropical system. Executive Director Woody Bailey said that today’s events will continue as planned, but the weekend activities will be abbreviated.

“We encourage Cruisers to enjoy today as planned. Tomorrow, Saturday, our Cruisin’ venues and other activities will be cancelled except for our closing activities at Cruise Central,” Bailey said.

Saturday’s events will begin at 9 a.m. and will consist of cash prize giveaways, drawing the winning ticket for the Make-A-Wish® Raffle Truck, and the unveiling of the 2018 raffle vehicle.

Gates to Cruise Central in Gulfport at Centennial Plaza will open at 8 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday).

“We want our Cruisers and guests to have the best time possible and enjoy the Mississippi Gulf Coast to the fullest, but still head home with time to clear the area before we begin to feel effects of the storm,” Bailey said. “We appreciate everyone’s understanding and cooperation.”

Cruisin’ organizers said that participant stamping cards should be turned in at any stamping venue before 5 p.m. today so they may be entered into the drawing tomorrow. “We will accept them with or without their stamping being completed,” said Bailey. He also said that for those not present, winnings will be mailed later next week. There will be no official Cruisin’ activities or events on Sunday.

Here is the schedule of events for Cruisin’ the Coast 2017. Cruisin’ the Coast takes place September 30th through October 8th.

Saturday, September 30

  • Casino Entertainment
  • Jesse Hill, 6-10 p.m., Scarlet Pearl Casino, Scarlet Steaks & Seafood
  • Mojiles Band, 9 p.m., Scarlet Pearl Casino, PRL Bar

Sunday, October 1

  • 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.
  • New Event! Cruisin’ Through the Decades, Gautier, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Cristy Lee appearance: View the Cruise, 2-5 p.m.
  • Street Rodder Road Tour appearance: View the Cruise, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Monday, October 2

  • 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, 5-7 p.m.
  • Cristy Lee appearances: Cruise Central, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Long Beach as Grand Marshal, 5:30 p.m.
  • Autocross – presented by Golden Nugget Casino and Racing Rednecks, 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.
  • Tip Tops playing at Long Beach Harbor, 6-9 p.m.
  • Street Rodder Road Tour appearance: IP Casino Resort, 7-9 p.m.

Tuesday, October 3

  • 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 Golden Nugget Casino and Racing Rednecks, 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, 1-3 p.m.; Guest MC at Flame-throwing competition, 6-8 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!
  • Street Rodder Road Tour Vehicle Appearance: Salute to our Veterans,Cruise Central, Gulfport 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Street Rodder Road Tour Vehicle Appearance: IP Casino Resort 7-9 p.m.

Wednesday, October 4

  • Registration open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Cruise Central, Gulfport
  • Biloxi Block Party, Downtown Biloxi, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Presented by: Biloxi Main Street, Peoples Bank, Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, Biloxi BayChamber of Commerce.
  • Autocross – presented by Golden Nugget Casino and Racing Rednecks, 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.
  • Diamondhead, Blessing of the Classics, 3-6 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
  • Cristy Lee appearances: Biloxi Block Party, Town Green, 10 a.m.-noon; Beau Rivage, 6-8 p.m. signing autographs
  • Courtney Hansen appearances: Biloxi Block Party, City Hall, 10 a.m.-noon; Beau Rivage, 6-8 p.m. signing autographs
  • Official Beau Rivage Cruisin’ Event: Louis Prima Jr. & The Witnesses, Beau Rivage Pool Pavilion, 7 p.m.
  • Street Rodder Road Tour appearance: Diamondhead Blessing of the Classics, 3-6 p.m.

 

Casino Entertainment

  • Starz, 10 p.m., Boomtown Casino’s Fat Tuesday
  • DJ Hyphee, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Golden Nugget, Rush Lounge
  • Dian Diaz, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Beau Rivage, EIGHT75

Thursday, 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 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.
  • Swap Meet/Manufacturers Midway 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.
  • Courtney Hansen appearances: Pass Christian, 10 a.m.-noon; Bay St. Louis, 2-4 p.m.; DoubleTree Hotel Biloxi, 7-9 p.m.
  • Burn ‘em Up in The Pass! 2nd Street, Pass Christian, event 5-8 p.m. Open to the first 40 CTC-registered vehicles. Burn Out registration begins at 4 p.m. Live entertainment by Right Lane Bandits, 6-9 p.m.
  • DoubleTree Hotel Biloxi Open House with Feature Car and Courtney Hansen, 6-9 p.m.
  • Street Rodder Road Tour appearance: IP Casino Resort, 7-9 p.m.
  • Cruisin’ Venue Entertainment

 

Bay St. Louis

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Brandie
  • 1-2 p.m. – Modern Eldorados
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – Dr. Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monster

Pass Christian

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Garry Wesley
  • 1-2 p.m. – Tommy Morse
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – Na Na Sha

Gulfport Cruise Central

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – N Rhythm
  • 1-2 p.m. – The Strays
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi Tribute)
  • Edgewater Mall West Parking Lot (Hwy 90)
  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Figure 8
  • 1-2 p.m. – Starz
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – Departure (Journey Tribute)

D’Iberville

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

Ocean Springs Downtown

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Deuce Coupe
  • 1-2 p.m. – Barlow Brothers
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – The Tams

Pascagoula

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Mr. Saxman
  • 1-2 p.m. – Cool Rayz
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – Tip Tops

Casino Entertainment

 

  • DJ Nikki Stylz, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Golden Nugget, Rush Lounge
  • Dian Diaz, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Beau Rivage, EIGHT75
  • Triggerproof, 10 p.m.-3 a.m., Beau Rivage, Coast
  • Al “Lil’ Fats” Jackson, 7-11 p.m., Silver Slipper Casino
  • After Party Band, IP Casino, Chill Ultra Lounge

Friday, October 6

  • 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
  • 2017 and 2018 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.
  • Swap Meet/Manufacturers Midway 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.
  • Dennis Gage, of the TV program “My Classic Car,” appearances: Bay St. Louis, 9-11 a.m.; Edgewater Mall, 2-4 p.m.
  • Courtney Hansen appearances: Coliseum, 10 a.m.- noon; Ocean Springs, 2-4 p.m.
  • Street Rodder Road Tour appearance: Pass Christian, 1-3 p.m.
  • Ocean Springs Sock Hop & Street Party, 5-9 p.m. featuring The Chiclets, Na Na Sha & The Tip Tops
  • “Pass In The Night,” 5-9 p.m., Pass Christian, Live entertainment by the New Orleans Suspects
  • Cruisin’ Venue Entertainment

 

Bay St. Louis

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

Pass Christian

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

Gulfport Cruise Central

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Garry Wesley
  • 1-2 p.m. – Flashback
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – The Tams

Edgewater Mall West Parking Lot (Hwy 90)

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Mr. Saxman
  • 1-2 p.m. – Barlow Brothers
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi Tribute)

D’Iberville

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – N Rhythm
  • 1-2 p.m. – Tommy Morse
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – Na Na Sha

Ocean Springs Downtown

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Figure 8
  • 1-2 p.m. – Strays
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – Tip Tops

Pascagoula

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Brandie
  • 1-2 p.m. – Modern Eldorados
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – Vince Vance & The Valiants
  • All events and times subject to change. Check our website for updates.

 

Casino Entertainment

  • Beach Boys, 8 p.m., Beau Rivage Theatre
  • Brandon Bennett – Elvis My Way, 8 p.m., Hard Rock
  • Garry Wesley – A Tribute to Elvis, 8 p.m., Palace Casino Resort, Contact Lounge & Sports Bar
  • Jeff Foxworthy, 8 p.m., IP Casino
  • Dian Diaz, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Beau Rivage, EIGHT75
  • Triggerproof, 10 p.m.-3 a.m., Beau Rivage, Coast
  • Anderson Domingues, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Beau Rivage, Breeze Bar
  • DJ Tricky Dickies, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. and DJ Hurricane, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Golden Nugget, Rush Lounge
  • Hadley Hill, Treasure Bay, Blu
  • Jesse Hill, 6-10 p.m., Scarlet Pearl Casino, Scarlet Steaks & Seafood
  • Sock Hop, 8-10 p.m., Scarlet Pearl Casino, the Strand Event Center, $10 per ticket.
  • Al “Lil’ Fats” Jackson, 8 p.m.-12 a.m., Slipper Casino
  • Chris LeBlanc, 9:30 p.m., Hard Rock Biloxi, Center Bar
  • Boogie Allstars, 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m., Hollywood Casino, Stage Bar
  • Rock Bottom, 8 p.m.-12 a.m., Boomtown Casino, BT Stage
  • DJ DukeDaGeniu$, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Scarlet Pearl Casino, PRL Bar, playing oldies but goodies
  • After Party Band, IP Casino, Chill Ultra Lounge

Saturday, October 7

  • 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
  • 2017 Registration, 9 a.m.-noon
  • 2018 Registration, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Country Cruisin’ Breakfast, Long Beach Yacht Club, 7-10 a.m.
  • Auto Auction begins at Coliseum, Doors open at 8:30 a.m.
  • Swap Meet/Manufacturers Midway 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: Coliseum, 9-11 a.m.
  • Dennis Gage, of the TV program “My Classic Car,” appearances: D’Iberville, 9-11 a.m.; Ocean Springs, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Street Rodder Road Tour appearance: IP Casino Resort, 6-9 p.m.
  • Cruisin’ Venue Entertainment

 

Bay St. Louis

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

Pass Christian

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Mr. Saxman
  • 1-2 p.m. – Modern Eldorados
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – The Chee-Weez

 

 

Gulfport Cruise Central

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Charles “Doo Wop” Grant
  • 1-2 p.m. – Starz
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – Boogie Allstars
  • Edgewater Mall West Parking Lot (Hwy 90)
  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Deuce Coupe
  • 1-2 p.m. – The Strays
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – The Tams

D’Iberville

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Figure 8
  • 1-2 p.m. – Cool Rayz
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi Tribute)

Ocean Springs Downtown

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Brandie
  • 1-2 p.m. – Flashback
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – Al “Lil’ Fats” Jackson

Pascagoula

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

Casino Entertainment

  • Beach Boys, 8 p.m., Beau Rivage Theatre
  • Brandon Bennett – Elvis My Way, 8 p.m., Hard Rock Biloxi
  • Chubby Checker, 8 p.m., Hollywood Casino, Cypress Ballroom
  • Dian Diaz, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Beau Rivage, EIGHT75
  • Triggerproof, 10 p.m.-3 a.m., Beau Rivage, Coast
  • Anderson Domingues, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Beau Rivage, Breeze Bar
  • DJ Tricky Dickies, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. and DJ Hurricane, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Golden Nugget, Rush Lounge
  • Jesse Hill, 6-10 p.m., Scarlet Pearl Casino, Scarlet Steaks & Seafood
  • Al “Lil’ Fats” Jackson, 8 p.m.-12 a.m., Silver Slipper Casino
  • Chris LeBlanc, 9:30 p.m., Hard Rock Biloxi, Center Bar
  • Boogie Allstars, 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m., Hollywood Casino, Stage Bar
  • Rock Bottom, 8 p.m.-12 a.m., Boomtown Casino, Stage
  • Eugene Eash Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Scarlet Pearl Casino, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
  • After Party Band, IP Casino, Chill Ultra Lounge
  • Sunday, October 8
  • All events at Cruise Central

 

2018 Registration open 8 a.m.-Noon.

Non-denominational prayer service, 8 a.m.

Stamping Cards must be turned in by 9 a.m.

Dennis Gage, of the TV program “My Classic Car,” Master of Ceremonies, 9-10:30 a.m.

Gene Oswalt Volunteer of the Year Award

Dennis Gage will announce the winners of the Cash Drawings (40 drawings of $500 each) totaling $20,000

Make-A-Wish Raffle Truck Giveaway and unveiling of new 2018 Raffle Car!

Live entertainment by Vince Vance & The Valiants, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Casino Parking

Beau Rivage Casino: reserved parking area for registered cruisers on the 2nd floor of the garage

Special designated parking for Cruisers will be available on the first floor of the Parking Garage at Palace Casino Resort

Additional casino parking will be announced on our website and in the event program


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