Rock 'N' Roux

Bay Saint Louis, MS - The 100 Men Hall host its Annual Gumbo Cook-Off, Rock 'N' Roux, the MOST FUN fundraiser in Hancock County in January from 11:30 to 4PM, on the grounds. Rock ‘N’ Roux is sponsored by MS Coast National Heritage Area. 

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Holy Trinity

The start of many Creole and Cajun dishes calls for the Holy Trinity. This seasoning base is the combination of three aromatic ingredients: onions, bell pepper, and celery.

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Booker Fest

Booker Fest, a three-day performance festival, is 100 Men Hall’s premier fundraiser event, celebrating the one-of-a-kind greatest piano player the region has ever produced, James Carroll Booker III, born in New Orleans and raised in Bay Saint Louis by his aunt, learned to play piano here. Every Labor Day weekend, Booker Fest draws over 400 visitors from around the region, national and even internationally to celebrate three days of the legacy of the musical genius who mentored performers such as Dr. John and Harry Connick, Jr.

Summer Blues Brunch Series

The 100 Men Hall hosts a Second Sunday Summer Blues Brunch series that brings in the best of the Blues on stage along with a delicious brunch for purchase by different regional chefs. The Blues Brunch is a perfect cap off to a long weekend on the Coast.

The Writing Room

The Writing Room happens every 2nd Saturday from 10-1PM, led by novelist and arts activist Ellen Morris Prewitt in the famed 100 Men Hall in Bay St. Louis. The cost is FREE. The workshops include warmup exercises, mini-instruction, and two half-hour guided writing sessions. Ellen, writer- in-residence at the Hall, has twice been nominated for Pushcart Prizes; a story received a Special Mention. She’s a frequent speaker on writing and creativity and has conducted many writing workshops, including facilitating for eight years a weekly writing group of men and women living on the streets. 


Rock ’N’ Roux boasts tastings from the best chefs and gumbo cooks the country has to offer, while supporting a historical landmark with cool programming that elevates our community all while listening to some fabulous live music. Rock 'N' Roux teams are comprised of local, regional and nationwide businesses and organizations. The event is held outside and is a great way to enjoy some of the finest gumbo while connecting with friends in the community - all for a great cause!

SwampGrass Get Down

A Swamp Pop and Blue Grass dance party that is sure to have everyone up on the dance floor. This event features a triple bill of musicians, Cajun food, and a whole lot of fun to celebrate the arrival of spring.

Cigars Under The Stars

The 100 Men Hall teams up with fantastic folks for Cigars Under the Stars outside on the Hall's grounds. Pass Cigars has the smokes and accoutrements for purchase with all proceeds to benefit the Gulf Coast Veterans Association in honor of Veterans Day. Cathead Distillery provides
Old Soul Bourbon and Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. has three beers on tap with proceeds to benefit the 100 Men Hall.

Day of the Dead - Día de los Muertos

Day of the Dead celebrates ancestors with All Souls' Day, a holiday in Mexico dating back to the early 1500s. The holiday, which is celebrated on November 1 and 2, is like a family reunion—except dead ancestors are the guests of honor. Day of the Dead is a joyful time that helps people remember the deceased and celebrate their memory. Mariachi Jalisco, a four-piece mariachi band, will perform traditional music and guests are invited to view the altars, dance, eat and drink!

A Soulful Christmas

Santa Claus is coming to the 100 Men Hall. The Hall's Annual A Soulful Christmas returns every second Saturday in December from 9am to noon. This event is a holiday fun fest for all ages and families are invited to bring their children and their smartphones to the 100 Men Hall to snap a Christmas selfie with Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy soulful holiday music, a hot breakfast and play reindeer games to win toys and prizes for the littles and the bigs! This is a community event and is free to all participants. This event is a joint venture with Retrofit, 100 Men Hall, NAACP, Helping Hands of Waveland, 100 WOMEN DBA, Gulfside Assembly and Ann Madden Photography.

The Matzo Ball

Named after the delicious soup, The Matzo Ball is sure to warm the heart of everyone who attends. Holiday cheer abounds with live music, the lighting of the Hanukkah menorah, delicious food for purchase – including potato latkes– and 100 Men Hall merchandise will be available for last minute holiday shopping gifts. Plus, a large matzo ball will be thrown in celebration of all winter holidays from Hanukkah, Las Posadas, Winter Solstice, Soyal,
Christmas and Kwanzaa.

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