Rosco Bandana, other shows highlight weekend at Beauvoir

Beauvoir, the site of the season-long Christmas at Beauvoir celebration, will be closed Thanksgiving Day, but a host of entertainment is planned for the weekend, including a Sunday evening performance by the group Rosco Bandana.

The events at the national landmark in west Biloxi are one of the myriad offerings this holiday weekend. Other attractions include the Gulf Coast Symphony’s Peppermint Pops at the Saenger, and weekend casino resort shows by Ray Stevens, Ronnie Milsap and Everclear. To see the weekend lineup, click here.

Christmas at Beauvoir, which is open from 5 to 9 Friday through Sunday this weekend, features carolers, period-garbed storytellers, crafts, Father Claus, lighted paths, tours of the Davis house with period decorations, and, of course, 100 lighted oak trees throughout the property. Admission is $20, with discounts for seniors, military and children.
In addition, a trackless train takes children through the historic 52-acre Beauvoir site each evening from 6 to 9.

The schedule for this weekend:


5 p.m. — David Knowles on the 1830’s Knaub piano

6 p.m. — Kate Rushton, John Westley and Friends Carol

7 to 9 p.m. — Della Memorial Band


5 p.m. — Carol Mahler and students play the house piano, spoons and banjo

6 to 9 p.m. — Magic Carpet Baggers All Stars, featuring Brooks Hubbert and George Mason

Book signings by authors Alan and Joan Santa Cruz, and Jane Shambra.


5 p.m. — Deborah Atkinson on the house piano

5:30 p.m. — Eddie McDaniel

7 to 9 p.m. — Rosco Bandana

News and notes

Traffic watch: Biloxi Police expect traffic to snarl on Eisenhower Drive at Petit Bois Friday and Saturday because of Edgewater Mall traffic and Isaac-downed traffic signals. Motorists should consider alternate routes, which will also experience incereased traffic. Police will direct traffic at busy intersections, as available.

No webcast: The City Desk webcast, typically recorded each Thursday, is on hiatus this week. To listen to previous programs, click here.

Road work: To see the status of major road improvement projects throughout the city, click here.

Municipal holidays: Non-emergency municipal offices will be closed in Biloxi on Thurssday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving.