Big weekend of entertainment on tap
The Boys are back in town – as in Beach Boys, Oak Ridge Boys and, yes, biker boys -- and those are just a few of the entertainment offerings for the Memorial Day weekend.
The Beach Boys are on stage tonight, Saturday and Sunday at Casino Magic in Bay St. Louis; the Oaks Saturday at the Biloxi Grand; and the All-Harley Memorial Day Blowout throughout the weekend at the Gulfport Dragway on Canal Road. Over at USM’s Gulf Coast campus in Long Beach, the Gulf Coast Symphony on Saturday evening presents it annual Sounds by the Sea, and Jay Leno appears that same night at the Beau Rivage. Capping off the weekend, on Sunday evening, is the first of Casino Row’s four fireworks shows this summer.
We have two sources of entertainment listings for this weekend. For the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau lineup, click here. For entertainment info from the Sun Herald’s Marquee, click here.
City Council meets Tuesday on LDO revisions
The Biloxi City Council on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. will hold a special meeting to review proposed changes to the city’s Land Development Ordinance.
To see the agenda for the meeting, click here.
Working on the railroad, Part II
CSX, which has completed improvements at its crossings at Iberville and McDonnell avenues in west Biloxi, has announced that it will temporarily close the Reynoir Street crossing for similar improvements Tuesday through Thursday.
The rail company had originally planned to work at the Eisenhower Drive crossing on those days, but has postponed that work.
To see the overall status of road work throughout the city, click here.
News and notes
City Desk: Sgt. Jackie Rhodes, public information officer for the Biloxi Police Department, and Historical Administrator Bill Raymond guest on this week’s City Desk webcast. To listen, click here.
Walking tour: An updated version of the most-requested brochure at the Biloxi Visitors Center – the Historic Heart of Biloxi Walking Tour – is scheduled to be printed in June, but you can see it now online. The new guide has been updated to add the restored BancorpSouth building to the downtown tour, which includes 21 sites of interest. To see the guide, click here.
Hurricane season: Also scheduled for printing in June are the city’s annual Storm and Flood Preparedness guides – one specifically targeting flood-prone areas of the city, and the other for citywide distribution. You can learn more about preparing for hurricane season – which begins June 1 – by visiting the city’s online Storm and Flood Preparedness section. Go there by clicking here.
Flags lowered: Mayor A.J. Holloway earlier this week ordered flags at Biloxi municipal buildings lowered to half-staff in honor of the Coast servicemen killed this week in Iraq. Flags were fly at half staff until burial services.
Memorial Day closings: All non-emergency municipal offices in Biloxi will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day.