Live music is a vital part of Cruisin’ the Coast. With seven stages set up from town to town plus many of the businesses offering their own live performers, expect live entertainment the entire week.
The cruise stages, in each town, have performances Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Many favorite acts will be returning, including Gary “Elvis” Wesley, Cool Rayz, Lazerus, Qrisis, and Vince Vance. Also, expect plenty of new bands. As in previous years, acts rotate so you get a chance to hear different performers each day. Check the Cruisin’ the Coast 2023 schedule to find specific times and locations for each band.
Special Stage Summary – CTC 2023
MONDAY – The Tip Tops will be performing at the Long Beach Harbor from 6-9 p.m. The Long Beach Parade ends at the harbor, and what a great spot to take in the sunset.
WEDNESDAY – Beau Rivage Casino Resort hosts The Cruisin’ the Coast Official Party from 6-10 p.m., featuring The Molly Ringwalds at 7 p.m. Expect their wild performance to include all your favorite songs that defined the 1980s.
THURSDAY – Pass Christian will have the Burn ’Em Up in the Pass, and on stage starting at 5 p.m., will be Heather & the Monkey King. A classy funky Swing sound you won’t want to miss.
FRIDAY – There are several hot spots leading into the weekend. Hollywood Casino Resort in the back bay of Bay St. Louis will have Mustache The Band at 7 p.m. Pass Christian will welcome Sons of Uh Beech at 6:30 p.m. with Na Na Sha & Departure taking the stage in Ocean Springs from 6-9 p.m. Departure, the top Journey tribute band, will be rocking the classics you know by heart.
SATURDAY – Hollywood Casino Resort in Bay St Louis has The Blues Brothers Soul Band followed by Simply the Best, a Tina Turner tribute band. The show starts at 7 p.m.
The Beach Boys will headline Friday and Saturday night at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi. Many of the casinos are sponsors of the event, so stop in any evening for quality entertainment and try your hand at winning a jackpot. Participating casinos include Silver Slipper and Hollywood Casino in Bay St Louis, Scarlet Pearl Casino, Beau Rivage, Harrah Gulf Coast, and IP Casino Resort in Biloxi, and Island View and Treasure Bay in Gulfport.
This is not a complete music list, so please check the actual CTC 2023 schedule and ask around for more information on live performances. Rock around the clock with the super sounds of Cruisin’ the Coast 2023!