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Cruisin' the Coast 2014: Full list of week's activities

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Thousands of classic car enthusiasts are arriving in South Mississippi for the 18th annual Cruisin' the Coast. The festivities officially kick off on Sunday, and officials are expecting the biggest week in the event's history.

Here is a rundown of the week's activities according to cruisinthecoast.com:

Sunday, October 5:

• Cruise In, Hardy Court Shopping Center, Gulfport, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

• View the Cruise, Downtown Gulfport, 2-6 p.m.

* New • Bachtoberfest, Pascagoula, 11a.m.-2 p.m.

* New • Goula Cruise, Pascagoula, 2 p.m.-6 p.m.

• Courtney Hansen appearances: Hardy Court, 10 a.m.-noon; Gulfport, 1-3 p.m., Beau Rivage, 6-8 p.m.

Casino Entertainment

• Peek Acoustic, IP Casino Hotel and Spa, Chill

Monday, October 6:

• Registration open from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Cruise Central, Centennial Plaza, Gulfport

• Courtney Hansen appearances: Cruise Central, 10 a.m.-12 noon; Grand Marshall, Long Beach Parade, 5:30 p.m.

• Long Beach Parade – Open to pre-registered vehicles only. First 600 to arrive will be in the parade. Line up at 4 p.m. at Long Beach High School, parade starts at 5:30 p.m.

• Tip Tops playing at Long Beach Harbor, 6-9 p.m.

Casino Entertainment

• Songwriters for St. Jude's, Hard Rock

• Gram Rea and Friends, IP Casino Hotel and Spa, Chill

Tuesday, October 7:

• Registration open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Cruise Central, Gulfport

• The Vicari Auto Auction vehicle check-in at Coliseum 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

• "Salute To Our Veterans" 10 a.m.-2 p.m., featuring Garry Wesley as Elvis. location has changed to Cruise Central, 200 East Beach Blvd., Gulfport, MS. "Salute To Our Veterans" is sponsored by The Hook Up Bar & Restaurant and the Biloxi Boardwalk Marina.

* New! • Autocross – presented by Golden Nugget Casino and Racing Rednecks, Coast Coliseum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

• Courtney Hansen appearances: Cruise Central, 10 a.m.-12 noon; Autocross, 2-4 p.m.

• Cars In Art, a General Motors display, Ohr-O'Keefe Museum (386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, 39530) 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

• Flame-throwing competition at Island View Casino in Gulfport, Entertainment, 4 p.m., Registration, 5 p.m., begins at dusk

Casino Entertainment

Ty Taylor and Friends, IP Casino Hotel and Spa, Chill

Wednesday, October 8:

• Registration open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Cruise Central, Gulfport

• Biloxi Block Party, Downtown Biloxi, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

* New! • Autocross – presented by Golden Nugget Casino and Racing Rednecks, Coast Coliseum, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

• The Vicari Auto Auction vehicle check-in at Coliseum, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

• Cars In Art, a General Motors display, Ohr-O'Keefe Museum (386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, 39530) 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

• Diamondhead, Blessing of the Classics, 3-6 p.m.

• Official Beau Rivage Cruisin' Event:

"Cruise into Coast" Sock Hop, 6-9:30 p.m.

Kick off a week of Cruisin' with Beau Rivage's annual official Cruisin' The Coast event. Free for Beau Rivage M Life members or $5 cover charge. Doors open at 6 p.m.

• 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. – Sock hop with give-aways, and specially-priced Cruisin' The Coast Food & Drink specials

• 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. – Sonny Turner, former Lead Singer of the Original Platters – There is only one surviving member of The Platters still alive today that can be heard on the hundreds of recordings and hit records that made The Platters one of the most successful vocal groups of all time, and that is Sonny Turner. In late 1959, Sonny Turner replaced Tony Williams as the lead singer and brought The Platters back to the pop charts in the 60s with such hits as "I Love You 1000 Times," "With This Ring" and "Washed Ashore,"as well as re-recording major Platters hits like "Only You," "The Great Pretender" and "The Magic Touch."

• ESPN Friday Night Fights - IBF Middleweight Championship - Soliman vs. Taylor – Beau Rivage Theatre; Doors Open 4:45 p.m., First Bout 5:30 p.m.

Casino Entertainment

• Jessie Duncan Trio, 8 p.m.-midnight, IP Casino Hotel and Spa, Chill

• DJ Avelon, 10 p.m.-3 a.m., Beau Rivage, Coast

• Dian Diaz, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Beau Rivage, EIGHT75

Thursday, October 9:

• Registration and all Cruisin' Venues are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sites with bands: Bay St. Louis, Pass Christian, Cruise Central Gulfport, Edgewater Mall, D'Iberville, Ocean Springs

• 2015 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 open at Coliseum, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

• Car Corral open and vehicle check-in at Treasure Bay, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

• Cars In Art, a General Motors display, Ohr-O'Keefe Museum (386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, 39530) 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

• Big Easy in the Bay, Bay St. Louis, Depot District, 5 p.m.

• Count's 77 Band, 8 p.m., Hard Rock Casino, tickets at www.ticketmaster.com

Cruisin' Venue Entertainment

Bay St. Louis

• 11 a.m.-Noon – N Rhythm

• 1-2 p.m. – Modern Eldorados

• 3-4:30 p.m. – NA?NA?SHA

Pass Christian

• 11 a.m.-Noon – Figure 8

• 1-2 p.m. – Barlow Brothers

• 3-4:30 p.m. – Al "Lil' Fats"

Gulfport – Cruise Central

• 11 a.m.-Noon – Deuce Coupe

• 1-2 p.m. – Starz

• 3-4:30 p.m. – Escalade

Edgewater Mall West Parking Lot (Hwy 90)

• 11 a.m.-Noon – Marty & Sean

• 1-2 p.m. – Cool Rays

• 3-4:30 p.m. – Vince Vance & The Valiants

D'Iberville

• 11 a.m.-Noon – Soul Shine

• 1-2 p.m. – Ghost Town

• 3-4:30 p.m. – Boogie All Stars

Ocean Springs Downtown

• 11 a.m.-Noon – John Martin Davis

• 1-2 p.m. – Magic

• 3-4:30 p.m. – Tip Tops

Casino Entertainment

• Triggerproof band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; DJ HYPHEE, 10 p.m.-until; IP Casino Hotel and Spa, Chill

• Peek Acoustic, 6-10 p.m., IP Casino, 32

• Count's 77 Band, 8 p.m., Hard Rock Casino, tickets at www.ticketmaster.com

• Dian Diaz, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Beau Rivage, EIGHT75

• Techtronic Thursdays, 10 p.m.-3 a.m., Beau Rivage, Coast

• Al "Lil' Fats" Jackson, 7-11 p.m., Silver Slipper, The Stage Bar


Friday, October 10:

• Registration and all Cruisin' Venues are open 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sites with bands: Bay St. Louis, Pass Christian, Cruise Central Gulfport, Edgewater Mall, D'Iberville, Ocean Springs

• 2014 and 2015 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 open at Coliseum, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

• Car Corral continues at Treasure Bay, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

• Dennis Gage, of the TV program "My Classic Car," signing autographs: Bay St. Louis, 9-11 a.m.; Edgewater Mall, 2-4 p.m.

• Count's Kustoms crew visiting venues: Pass Christian, 10 a.m.-12 noon; Bay St. Louis, 2-4 p.m.

• Cars In Art, a General Motors display, Ohr-O'Keefe Museum (386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, 39530) 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

• Ocean Springs Sock Hop & Street Party, 5-9 p.m. featuring Anthony & The Imperials

* New! • "Pass In The Night," 5-9 p.m., Pass Christian, featuring Bag of Donuts

Cruisin' Venue Entertainment

Bay St. Louis

• 11 a.m.-Noon – Deuce Coupe

• 1-2 p.m. – Ghost Town

• 3-4:30 p.m. – Escalade

Pass Christian

• 11 a.m.-Noon – N Rhythm

• 1-2 p.m. – Cool?Rays

• 3-4:30 p.m. – Boogie All Stars

Gulfport – Cruise Central

• 11 a.m.-Noon – Figure 8

• 1-2 p.m. – Magic

• 3-4:30 p.m. – Vince Vance & The Valiants

Edgewater Mall West Parking Lot (Hwy 90)

• 11 a.m.-Noon – John Martin Davis

• 1-2 p.m. – Modern Eldorados

• 3-4:30 p.m. – Tip Tops

D'Iberville

• 11 a.m.-Noon – Marty & Sean

• 1-2 p.m. – Starz

• 3-4:30 p.m. – Al "Lil' Fats"

Ocean Springs Downtown

• 11 a.m.-Noon – Soul Shine

• 1-2 p.m. – Barlow Brothers

• 3-4:30 p.m. – NA NA SHA

Casino Entertainment

• Beach Boys, 8 p.m., Beau Rivage

• Garry Wesley – A Tribute to Elvis, 8 p.m., Palace Casino Resort, CONTACT Lounge & Sports Bar

• Free Sock Hop with a performance by Louis Prima Jr., 7 p.m., Harrah's Gulf Coast

• Ultimate Doo Wop featuring Charlie Thomas' Drifters, The Vogues featuring Bill Burkette, The Shades of Blue, Dodie Stevens, and The Cookies; 8 p.m., Golden Nugget Biloxi

• Buddy Dees & The Cruisers, 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m., Hollywood Casino, Stage Bar

• Al "Lil' Fats" Jackson, 8-12 p.m., Silver Slipper, The Stage Bar

• Chris Young, 8 p.m., Hard Rock

• The Redfield, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; DJ, 10 p.m.-until; IP Casino Hotel and Spa, Chill

• Peek Acoustic, 6-10 p.m., IP Casino, 32

• Blue Magnolia Band, 8 p.m.-Midnight, Boomtown Casino – Casino Stage

• Dian Diaz, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Beau Rivage, EIGHT75

• TriggerProof, 11 p.m.-3 a.m., Beau Rivage, Coast

• Anderson Domingues, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Beau Rivage, Breeze Bar


Saturday, October 11:

• All Cruisin' Venues are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sites with bands: Bay St. Louis, Pass Christian, Gulfport, Edgewater Mall, D'Iberville, Ocean Springs

• 2014 registration, 9 a.m.-noon

• 2015 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., Opening remarks by Governor Phil Bryant, 10 a.m.

• Swap Meet open at Coliseum 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

• Car Corral continues at Treasure Bay, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

• Count's Kustoms crew visiting venues: Coast Coliseum, 10 a.m.-12 noon

• Dennis Gage, of the TV program "My Classic Car," visiting sites and signing autographs: D'Iberville, 10 a.m.-12 noon; Ocean Springs, 2-4 p.m.

• Cars In Art, a General Motors display, Ohr-O'Keefe Museum (386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, 39530) 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

• The Mississippi Heritage Aviation Museum will conduct a Fly-By in salute to Cruisin' The Coast. The planes will take off from the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport and fly along the beachfront from Ocean Springs to Bay St. Louis, 3 p.m.


Cruisin' Venue Entertainment

Bay St. Louis

• 11 a.m.-Noon – John Martin Davis

• 1-2 p.m. – Barlow Brothers

• 3-4:30 p.m. – Al "Lil' Fats"

Pass Christian

• 11 a.m.-Noon – Soul Shine

• 1-2 p.m. – Starz

• 3-4:30 p.m. – Escalade

Gulfport – Cruise Central

• 11 a.m.-Noon – N Rhythm

• 1-2 p.m. – Ghost Town

• 3-4:30 p.m. – Boogie All Stars

Edgewater Mall West Parking Lot (Hwy 90)

• 11 a.m.-Noon – Figure 8

• 1-2 p.m. – Magic

• 3-4:30 p.m. – NA NA SHA

D'Iberville

• 11 a.m.-Noon – Deuce Coupe

• 1-2 p.m. – Modern Eldorados

• 3-4:30 p.m. – Vince Vance & The Valiants

Ocean Springs Downtown

• 11 a.m.-Noon – Marty & Sean

• 1-2 p.m. – Cool Rays

• 3-4:30 p.m. – Superfunk Fantasy

Casino Entertainment

• Beach Boys, 8 p.m., Beau Rivage

• Legendary Ladies of Rock & Roll featuring Leslie Gore, ‘Little' Peggy March, Shirley Alston Reeves original lead singer of The Shirelles, and The Crystals; 8 p.m., IP Casino Hotel and Spa, Studio A

• Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone, 8 p.m., Hard Rock

• Free Drive-in movie featuring Dirty Dancing, 7 p.m. Harrah's Gulf Coast

• Buddy Dees & The Cruisers, 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m., Hollywood Casino, Stage Bar

• Al "Lil' Fats" Jackson, 8-12 p.m., Silver Slipper, The Stage Bar

• Marianne Allison and Steve Warren, 6-10 p.m., IP Casino Hotel and Spa, 32

• The Redfield, 9 p.m--1 a.m.; DJ SPISEE, 10 p.m.-until; IP Casino Hotel and Spa, Chill

• Blue Magnolia Band, 8 p.m.-Midnight, Boomtown Casino – Casino Stage

• Dian Diaz, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Beau Rivage, EIGHT75

• TriggerProof, 11 p.m.-2 a.m., Beau Rivage, Coast

• Anderson Domingues, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Beau Rivage, Breeze Bar


Sunday, October 12:

All events at Cruise Central

Cruise Central at Gulfport VA

200 East Beach Blvd., Gulfport, MS 39507

• 2015 Registration open 8 a.m.-Noon.

• Non-denominational prayer service, 8 a.m.

• Dennis Gage, of the TV program "My Classic Car," signing autographs: 8 a.m.

• Stamping Cards must be turned in by 9 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 Car Giveaway and unveiling of new 2015 Raffle Car!

• Live entertainment by Escalade Band, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

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