Food and Beverage Sponsors

Meet our Food and Beverage Sponsors

Community Coffee

Community Coffee Company has sold premium quality coffee since Henry Norman “Cap” Saurage began serving coffee out of his country store in 1919. Cap named his coffee “Community” in honor of his community of friends. Today, the company has grown to become the largest family-owned and operated retail coffee brand in America. Community® coffee can be found in grocery and convenience stores, offices, hotels, and many of the best restaurants throughout the Southeast, and is available worldwide through

Coors Light

When your inspiration comes from a place like the Rockies, you don’t brew just any light beer. 140 years ago, Adolph Coors set out to build a quality beer brewery, and wound up creating a legacy. He was obsessed with making the best beer he could and built Coors brewing in Golden, Colorado because of the superior water quality. An American Lager born in the Rockies in 1978, today Coors Light applies its cold-stage brewing process throughout the country. Always lagered, filtered and packaged at the edge of freezing for its signature clean, crisp taste and ice-cold finish. More than words; this is the way Coors Light is brought to life. First, aged (lagered) below freezing to give our beer its crisp taste. Then it’s filtered cold so that it gets that brilliant, bright appearance. Finally, cold bottled at the peak of freshness to ensure that every Coors Light starts cold and refreshing and ends the same way. Please enjoy Coors Light responsibly.

Core Power

A delicious post workout recovery drink for your active lifestyle, Core Power is a real milk protein drink made from fresh, lowfat, lactose-free milk and real honey. Its optimum protein to carb ratio and nutrient-rich profile make for the perfect last stage of every workout. From endurance sports and bodybuilding to running, yoga and cross-fit, Core Power helps you recover faster, build lean muscle and stay at the top of your game.


Since 1999, DASANI® has been quenching thirsts with clean, crisp, delicious water. But that’s not all. DASANI® also infuses flavor and excitement into your water with the taste-bud popping, natural flavors of DASANI DROPS™ flavor enhancer.

F.E.B. Distributing

F.E.B. Distributing Company is the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s most complete beer source, servicing the Mississippi Gulf Coast from our office in Gulfport. Since 1934 we’ve been a family business, owned and operated by S.J. Bertucci’s son, the late F.E. Bertucci and now Frank and Paul Bertucci, together bringing more than 75 years of industry knowledge and experience to the business. We are the exclusive distributor of MillerCoors products in South Mississippi, and we pride ourselves on offering our customers a wide range of imported and craft beers, along with specialty light wine and malt-based beverages.

Gulf Fresh Mississippi Seafood

The seafood industry faces many challenges in today’s environment. As a division of the MS Department of Marine Resource, we promote and market the MS Seafood Industry bringing awareness to the quality of the seafood and excellence of the industry.

Honey Stinger

Located in Steamboat Springs, Colo., Honey Stinger makes convenient, nutritious and great tasting honey-based foods including energy bars, protein bars, organic energy gels, organic waffles, gluten free organic waffles, organic chews, protein chews, and kids’ organic snacks. Fueling some of the country’s top cyclists, runners, triathletes and teams, Honey Stinger products may be found at specialty sporting goods retailers, natural food grocers and

Merchant Food Service

From humble roots more than 110 years ago in south Mississippi, Merchants Foodservice has grown into the 12th-largest foodservice distributor in the United States with operations in 12 states. More than 6,000 customers trust Merchants Foodservice and its hardworking team of 800 individuals to meet their needs.

Murky Waters Blues N BBQ

Murky Waters plays host to some of the South’s most renowned Blues musicians. From national touring acts to local artists. Dry-rubbed barbecue slow smoked with local Pecan wood. Locally owned and operated.


POWERADE ION4® helps replenish four electrolytes lost in sweat. It’s formulated with a 6% carbohydrate solution (w/v) to help provide energy to working muscles and vitamins B3, B6 & B12 to help support energy metabolism.

Sal and Mookie’s

New York-themed full service pizzeria with ice cream scoop shop located in downtown Biloxi across from the Hard Rock casino at 110 Lameuse street.  Private room & deck for groups, convenient take-out, great for families with kids, or grab a beer in our bar – PiE Lounge.

It would seem that everyone on the MS Gulf Coast agree… go to Sal & Mookie’s any night and it is packed with families enjoying their expansive menu of incredible pies, all named after New York landmarks and people:  The Central Park, Gennaro Lombardi, Empire State, Arthur Avenue (The Bronx), The Bowery, Times Square, Meat Packing District, Andy Warhol, Riker’s Island, 4 Train, CBGB’s, Hell’s Kitchen, South Street Seaport, and the Gambino to name but a few!

Sanderson Farms

Sanderson Farms is one of the nation’s leading producers of 100% Natural Chicken. That means our chicken is free of things like carrageenan, broth, salt and other additives that other companies use to pump up their chicken. Our chicken is sold in 38 states and is always fresh. Though we’ve grown in size, we still adhere to the same hometown values—honesty, integrity, innovation—that have been with us since our founding in 1947.

Scariano Brothers

Scariano Brothers originated in 1930 in Hammond, La. and specialize in servicing large and small independent grocers and food distributors with quality Beef, Pork, Poultry and Seafood.The company operates as a wholesale meat provisions distributor servicing Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida panhandle. At Scariano Brothers, our customers are truly our priority.

The Shed Barbeque & Blues Joint

Welcome to the World of Great Barbeque with Superb Sounds of Old School Blues and Ice-Cold Beer wrapped up in a fun, Junkadelic atmosphere. The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint is a family owned business that caters to families; that’s why we’re known as a FamilyFoodDrinkery! ShedHeds bring their families, sit around the bonfires, hug their kids, and eat the best darn BBQ on the bayou (of course we’re the only BBQ on the bayou).

Tay’s Barbeque

Tay’s Barbeque originated in the 1940’s in Columbia, Mississippi by Mr. Millard Taylor. Today,Tay’s BBQ features a truly unique flavor combination and is inspired by the recipes of two families who love great barbeque. Tay’s Barbeque is prepared the old-fashioned way, starting with a special dry rub and ending with a long slow smoking process over a hickory fire until the meat is delightfully tender.



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