2019 Tupelo Blue Suede Cruise Schedule of Events

**Participants may enter the parking site area at 6am on Friday morning if they have proof of pre-registration. Bring your blue card!

**The south parking area where the swap meet was held last year is open for parking and tents on the asphalt.  Make certain your tent is firmly secured for the safety of others.

 

Thursday Night, May 2, 2019

NEW! A new addition to the 2019 Tupelo Blue Suede Cruise will be a “Cruise In at Pappi’s Garage” from 6pm until 9pm on Thursday night.  There will be free hotdogs, chips and drinks for the first 300 cruisers.  Door prizes, a 50/50 pot and music will also be part of this event.  Pappi’s Garage is just west of the Bancorp South Center.  Come on out and Cruise into Pappi’s to kick off the Tupelo Blue Suede Cruise!

Friday, May 03, 2019

8am to 5pm Packet pickup and on-site registration on the east side of the Bancorp South Arena

8am to 9pm Bancorp South Arena west parking lot cruise site opens for Cruisers and Visitors.  

All Day Long KOTO, the official cruise DJ plays the greatest hits of the 50’s/60’s/ and 70’s

4pm  to 6pm “Poker Walk” in west parking lot for participants to draw a winning hand. $250 prize

7:00pm Drawing for Friday’s 50/50 winner outside at the DJ Trailer

7:15 to 9:00 Live entertainment inside the Bancorp South Arena from Van-Dells

Saturday, May 04, 2019

8am to 1pm Packet pickup and on-site registration is open on east side of Bancorp South Arena

9:00am Parade lineup in Malco Theater parking lot near Barnes Crossing Mall on N. Gloster 

9:30am Parade of classics down Gloster Street to Crosstown and then east on Main Street to the Bancorp South Arena west parking lot.

8am to 9pm Bancorp South Arena west parking lot will open for Cruisers and Visitors

All Day Long Continuous classic hits by KOTO the DJ (King of the Oldies)

11am to 3pm All Poker Run Sites are open for participants to draw the winning hand. $400 prize

7:00pm Drawing for Saturday’s 50/50 winner outside at the DJ Trailer 

7:15 to 9:00 Live entertainment inside the Bancorp South Arena from Van-Dells

Sunday, May 05, 2019

8:00-10:45  Main site open at the Bancorp South Arena west parking lot

10:00am Drawing for $10,000 cash awards in $500 increments to 20 lucky participants.
Announcement of “Poker Run” & “Poker Walk” winners
Presentation of special awards

  • No tents on the asphalt in the north parking lot.  Tents on the grass and sidewalks only.
  • The south parking lot is open for parking and for tents on the asphalt.  Make certain your tent is firmly secured for the safety of others.
  • No golf carts or other motorized vehicles allowed. We only allow the use of approved handicapped  transport devices. No bicycles or skateboards allowed.
  • No pets please! 

THIS EVENT PARTIALLY SPONSORED BY TUPELO CONVENTION & VISITOR’S BUREAU