Band: Brian Setzer Orchestra
Date: Dec. 8 & 9
Venue: Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, 875 Beach Blvd. (Biloxi), www.beaurivage.com
Tickets: $34.95-$64.95, available through Ticketmaster

Even though the weather might say otherwise, Christmas has come to the Gulf Coast. Those seeking to energize their holiday experience should spend an evening in Biloxi with the Brian Setzer Orchestra.

Grammy Award-winning guitarist Setzer and his jolly crew of musical misfits have been spreading the yuletide spirit on their 14th annual Christmas Rocks Tour. This evening of musical Christmas cheer is sure to bring a smile to people of all ages.

Also known as the frontman for ‘80s rockabilly group The Stray Cats, Setzer’s big-band and rockabilly versions of holiday standards and his own Christmas tunes have become a Christmas tradition for many.

Two years ago, Setzer collected these festive tracks for the album “Rockin’ Rudolph.” In addition to unique renditions of “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” Setzer gives listeners a taste of the offbeat with “Yabba Dabba Yuletide,” which incorporates the theme song of the classic cartoon “The Flintstones.”