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The 2017 Black Spring Break concert made almost $1 million. Can Lil’ Wayne break that record?

Lil’ Wayne performs at the Lil' WeezyAna Fest at Champions Square on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in New Orleans. Lil Wayne is the headliner for the Gulf Coast Spring Fest 2018, an official event of Black Biloxi Beach Weekend.
Lil’ Wayne performs at the Lil' WeezyAna Fest at Champions Square on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in New Orleans. Lil Wayne is the headliner for the Gulf Coast Spring Fest 2018, an official event of Black Biloxi Beach Weekend. Amy Harris/Invision/AP/File

What was the biggest concert last year at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum?

It was Florida Georgia Line, right? Nope. It’s No. 3 three.

So it was Thomas Rhett? It has to be Thomas Rhett. Wrong again.

The biggest moneymaker of 2017 was the Gulf Coast Spring Fest, an official Black Biloxi Beach Weekend, a.k.a. Black Spring Break event.

The show featured Migos and several rap acts. It brought in almost $1 million in revenue according to Coliseum officials.

Thomas Rhett show wasn’t even a close second at $416,099 in revenue.

And now it’s time to do it again — and maybe even in a bigger way than last year.

Students take over Highway 90 in Biloxi on the first night of Biloxi Black Beach Weekend #MGCSB

Promoters for Black Spring Break dropped the 2018 Spring Fest lineup on their social media pages Monday evening. It has been shared on Facebook more than 12,000 times.

The 2018 show will be April 14th. It features Lil’ Wayne, Jeezy, Rick Ross, 2Chainz, Yo Gotti, Moneybagg Yo and NBA Young Boy. The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $42 and are available at Ticketmaster.com.

“The lineup this year is epic,” said Black Spring Break promoter Derrian Burns. “This show is going to be even bigger than last year.”

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