Beach Boys to name best cruiser Saturday

Beach Boys Mike Love and Bruce Johnston will join local and state leaders at MGM Park Saturday to name the American Star Vodka Best Cruiser on the Coast.

Gates to the park open at 1 p.m., and fans will be allowed on the field to view the cars, up close and personal. Judging by the Beach Boys will begin at 3 p.m. Also serving as judges with the rock legends will be Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, Biloxi Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich, Shuckers General Manager Buck Rogers, Biloxi City Council President Felix O. Gines and Anthony Del Vescovo of the Beau Rivage.

Guests can enjoy a Beach Boys tribute from the group Something’s Up on the American Star Vodka stage. Cruisers will line the inside and outside the stadium.

The Best Cruiser on the Coast, an award sponsored by MGM field sponsor American Star Vodka, will be announced at 4 p.m.

“This is an exciting addition to the Cruisin’ the Coast lineup,” said Gilich, who himself owns a black 1965 Chevelle Malibu. “Classic cars, classic rock stars, and it’s all in our beautiful MGM Park.”

Added Tim Bennett of Overtime Sports, which manages the city stadium: “We’re excited to host our second event involved with Cruisin’ the Coast weekend at MGM Park. We invite the entire Gulf Coast to join us on Saturday for a great atmosphere with lots of exciting, family entertainment back at the stadium.”
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News and notes

Lighthouse arts and crafts: Reminder, the popular Lighthouse Arts & Crafts Fair takes place Saturday at the Biloxi Visitors Center. To read the details on the event, click here.

Bike safety: A Bike Safety Rodeo, offering an obstacle course, repair and safety tips, bike races and free anti-theft registration, takes place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hiller Park. Free refreshments will be offered by Domino’s Pizza. To read details, click here.

City Desk: Hear the latest on Cruisin’ the Coast and other city issues of the day in this week’s City Desk podcast. To listen to the 11-minute program, click here.

Development report: The City Council this week voiced its support for the proposed Pine Street expansion project, and permits were issued for a Petco and two new homes. To read the full development report for this week, click here.

Public meetings: The next scheduled meeting of the Biloxi City Council will be on Tuesday, Oct. 20. The Development Review Committee has an agenda of two items when it meets Wednesday. To see the entire lineup of public meeetings in Biloxi, including times, places and available agendas, click here.

The Night of the ‘El Chapo’: The Biloxi First Roast of Shorty Sneed Thursday night at the IP raised thousands of dollars for classroom projects in Biloxi Public Schools. To see nearly a hundred photos from the affair, click here.