Louis Prima Jr. And The Witnesses Set to Headline Cruisin' the Coast's 25th Anniversary Sock Hop
Tickets On Sale Now for Oct. 6 Celebration in the Beau Rivage Theatre
BILOXI, Miss. – “America’s Largest Block Party” returns to Coastal Mississippi, Oct. 3-10 and Beau Rivage will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Cruisin’ The Coast with the classic car show’s official Sock Hop on Wednesday, Oct. 6, featuring Louis Prima Jr. and The Witnesses in the Beau Rivage Theatre.
Born into an undeniable musical legacy, Louis Prima Jr. picks up the torch lit by his iconic father and leads his incarnation of The Witnesses headfirst into the future. Their seamless blend of hard driving big band jazz, insanely danceable swing and, at its core, real rock and roll has been wowing crowds worldwide for more than a decade. While the band most certainly Jumps, Jives, an’ Wails “Prima-style,” they are their own musical beast – thoroughly modern, laying down a blueprint for the future on the foundations of the past. Audiences will be treated to an evening of classics from the Louis Prima catalog, selections from LPJ& Co.’s two CDs (Return of the Wildest! And BLOW) and a healthy dose of sure-to-please surprises.
Equal parts bandleader and ringmaster, Prima Jr. brilliantly distills the finest elements of his father’s five-decade career through a contemporary filter, adding his own indelible stamp. “This is the happiest music on Earth,” Prima, Jr. said. “My father was rock n’ roll; Mozart was rock n’ roll. It’s a state of mind; I don’t think it’s a genre of music. It’s how aggressively do you play and do you play it like you mean it.” And The Witnesses mean it. From Passaic to Palermo and Seattle to Sicily, they’re bringing Prima music into the 21st century with new energy and attitude to match. It’s The Wildest Show this side of the 60s.
Doors open at 6 p.m., with Terry Mason’s Hot Rod Show, a classic radio show-style set featuring hits from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, before Louis Prima Jr. and The Witnesses take the stage at 7 p.m. From 6 – 8 p.m., guests are invited to a Meet & Greet and Autograph Session with Courtney Hansen, Executive Producer and Host of Ride of Your Life and seen on Overhaulin’, PowerBlock, NASCAR, Barrett-Jackson and The Ride that Got Away; and Cristy Lee, Host of Celebrity IOU: Joyride on Discovery + and seen on Garage Squad, Barrett-Jackson LIVE and All Girls Garage. During the show, several specials will be offered including $7 Margaritas and Tito’s Lemonade.
Tickets are $10 and may be purchased by calling 888.566.7469 or by visiting the Beau Rivage Box Office the day before the show from 12 – 6 p.m. or day of show from noon until one hour prior to showtime. Beau Rivage’s full Cruisin’ the Coast entertainment lineup can be found at www.beaurivage.com. Beau Rivage room reservations and additional information may also be found online.
ABOUT BEAU RIVAGE
Named one of the “South’s Best Resorts” by Southern Living, MGM Resorts International’s AAA Four Diamond Beau Rivage Resort & Casino features 1,740 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, 10 restaurants, exciting nightlife and an 85,000-square-foot gaming area including BetMGM Book Bar & Grill, Mississippi’s full-service sports betting and entertainment destination. The resort also offers live entertainment in its 1,550-seat theatre, an upscale shopping promenade with a Black Clover Lounge and Topgolf Swing Suite, a world-class spa & salon and Fallen Oak, a Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course.
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