Weekend preview: Crawfish, music, and baseball

Ready for the weekend? The Mississippi Coast Coliseum Crawfish Music Festival kicks off the weekend, and the Biloxi Shuckers return to MGM Park Saturday.

You’ll find a host of carnival rides, music headliners, and, of course, mounds of crawfish this evening and through Sunday for the Coliseum’s 26th annual mudbug festival.

Live entertainment begins at 5:30 tonight with country artist Troy Cartwright, followed by Riley Green at 6:45 p.m., Jordan Davis at 8 p.m. and Old Dominion at 9:30 p.m. Other headliners throughout the weekend include Jamey Johnson, Cody Jinks, Muscadine Bloodline, and Jon Pardi. 

Also throughout the weekend, there will be plenty of crawfish.  Quality Poultry and Seafood will be serving their piping hot crawfish dish everyday along with food vendors selling their unique crawfish dishes such as fried crawfish, crawfish etouffee, crawfish pies, smoked crawfish burgers and more. 

Doors open from 5 to 11 tonight, 1 to 11 p.m. on Saturday and 1 to 8 p.m. on Sunday.  Admission is $17 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for ages 6 and younger.

Meanwhile, the Biloxi Shuckers return to MGM Park on Saturday evening for a five-game homestand against the Montgomery Biscuits. Saturday’s activities include a pre-game car show beginning 3:30 p.m.  and a 5:30 p.m. meet and greet with Chauncey Leopardi, known as Squints in the movie “The Sandlot.” The first pitch is at 6:35 p.m.

Elsewhere this weekend: Kool & The Gang will be at the Beau Rivage, Foreigner performs at the Hard Rock, the Little River Band will be at the IP, and Jo Koy will be at the Golden Nugget.
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Oscar Renda: More progress means more detours

Oscar Renda Contracting reports that more workers are working on more streets than at any other time in the history of the north project. However, for motorists that means more temporary detours while progress is being made. 

In this month’s video report, Project Superintendent John Cowart reviews the step-by-step process in rebuilding utilities under a street and the street itself. Coward also updates progress on ongoing work.

Among the streets mentioned in the six-minute report, which the city published Thursday: Hill, Heidenheim, Caillavet, Division, Reynoir, Lameuse, Benachi, Porter, Frank P. Corso, Columbus, Fayard, Anglada, Elder, Dacey, Dr. Gilbert R. Mason, Spendor, and Nixon.
Video: See the April video of progress


News and Notes: Popp’s Ferry, Clean up, BPS 5K, City Council, Freedom Marker, B-Alert

Popp’s Ferry reminder: The city will conduct an open house Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the new Popp’s Ferry Causeway Park bait shop for any entrepreneur interested in submitting a proposal to operate the city-owned facility, which also will include kayaks. To read details, click here.

Clean up Biloxi: The Great American Clean Up Biloxi Week takes place throughout the community beginning Sunday and wraps up with an organized clean up at the Biloxi Visitors Center next Saturday, April 28.  For more information contact the Biloxi Downtown Services Manager Kay Miller at 228-435-6339 or kmiller@biloxi.ms.us.

Indian Nation 5K: The Biloxi Public Schools will hold its fifth annual Indian Nation 5K and one-mile fun run on Saturday on the Biloxi Town Green.  The event kicks off at 9 a.m. and includes music, bounce houses, face painting and breakfast served by culinary students. To download the registration form, click here

City Council:  The Biloxi City Council will hold its next meeting on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Biloxi City Hall.  To see the agenda, including supporting documents, click here.

Freedom Trail Marker:  The unveiling of the Mississippi Freedom Trail Biloxi Wade-In Marker will take place on Tuesday, April 24, at 10:30 a.m. near the Biloxi Lighthouse Pier, south of the Biloxi Visitors Center. To see a flyer, click here

BILOXI: Now is the time to sign up for the city’s B-Alert program, which offers timely advisories and alerts concerning traffic detours, threatening weather or other notices. It’s free and easy. Just text BILOXI to 888-777. To learn more about the service, click here.