South Mississippi weekend whereabouts - August 27-29

By Michelle Lady - e-mail

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Phenomenal People continues a weeklong celebration of Healing with several great events. Saturday lace up your shoes and join in on the Coastal Torch relay it starts at 7a.m. with a torch on the east and west ends of the state and will meet at the Isle Casino.

Saturday evening events include R&B in Studio B at the IP featuring live music from Ray Goodman & Brown, Harold Melvin's Blue Notes and Heat Wave. The concert begins at 7p.m. Rob Thomas will take the stage at 8 for a concert to benefit his charity which helps those overlooked.

Sunday there will be a brunch from 10a.m. until 12p.m. at the Biloxi Community Center and the grand finale will be the talent show at 6p.m. at the Saenger Theatre.

Negrotto's gallery invites you to come check out a special Katrina exhibit. "Our Road to Recovery" features several artists who were able to create something positive from the devastation left behind. The gallery is open Friday from 10a.m. until 5 and they will be holding a reception Saturday from 8a.m. until noon.

Join the folks at Gulf Islands National Seashore as they celebrate the National Park Service's 94th birthday. Learn about the beginning of parks and enjoy cake, coffee and tea. The event is Friday at 6p.m.

The largest barrel racing organization in the world is bringing it's riders to the Harrison County Fairgrounds for an exciting and fun barrel racing competition. It's free so come out and cheer them on Friday at 7p.m. and Saturday at 1p.m.

The Great Southern "Classic Arms" Gun and Knife show is coming to South Mississippi. Come check out new and old guns, knives, coins, camouflage and much more. The event is Saturday and Sunday at the Coast Coliseum.

Celebrate the different cultures here in South Mississippi for the 2nd Annual Asia Night Gala. Famous Vietnamese performers will take the stage at the Biloxi Community Center and there will be cocktails, auctions raffles and more. The fun is Sunday evening from 6:30 until 10.

If you have an event you want people to know about, you can post the information on the WLOX community calendar.

Phenomenal People

Torch Relay

  • Saturday
  • Run 7am - 2pm
  • Throughout the Gulf Coast
  • Festivities 1pm
  • Isle Casino

R&B in Studio B

  • Saturday 7pm
  • IP Casino
  • For Tickets Call (228) 432-3000

Rob Thomas Benefit Concert

  • Saturday 8pm
  • IP Casino
  • For Tickets Call (228) 432-3000


  • Sunday 10am- 12pm
  • Biloxi Community Center
  • 591 Howard Avenue

Talent Show

  • Sunday 6pm
  • Saenger Theater
  • 170 Reynoir Street, Biloxi
  • For More Info Call (228) 435-7180

Katrina Exhibit

  • Friday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
  • Reception
  • Saturday 3pm - 5pm
  • 2645 Executive Place, Biloxi
  • (228) 388-8822

Park Service Celebration

  • Friday 6pm
  • Gulf Island National Seashore
  • 3500 Park Road, Ocean Springs
  • Admission is Free
  • For More Info Call (228) 875-9057 ext. 100

Barrel Racing Competition

  • Friday 7pm
  • Saturday 1pm
  • Harrison County Fairgrounds
  • 15321 County Farm Road, Gulfport
  • (228) 332-1305

"Classic Arms" Gun & Knife Show

  • Saturday 9am - 5pm
  • Sunday 10am - 5pm
  • MS Coast Coliseum
  • For Info Call (985) 624-8577

2nd Annual Asia Night Gala

  • Sunday 6:30pm - 10pm
  • Biloxi Community Center
  • For Tickets Call
  • (228) 806-1384 or (228) 424-2917

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