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July 13, 2009

Black Crowes to headline Dog Jam '09

A true rock 'n roll band is bound for Beaumont as the Black Crowes were announced Monday as the headlining act for Dog Jam '09.

Rock radio station Big Dog 106 and Ford Park announced the Black Crowes as the first of many bands to perform at what has become Beaumont's biggest annual music event. The remaining bands will be announced soon.

The Black Crowes are preparing to release its latest album, "Before the Frost...Until the Freeze," on Sept. 1 and have scheduled a tour to follow, which includes the band's first ever appearance in Beaumont.

The group is best known for its multi-platinum debut, "Shake Your Money Maker," which featured the smash singles "Hard to Handle," "Twice as Hard," and "She Talks to Angels." The rock act continued its success with the single "Remedy," from the group's sophomore album, "The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion," which debuted at #1 in 1992 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart.

Tickets are tentatively set to go on sale to the public on Aug. 8. No ticket prices or purchase locations have been announced at this time.

Dog Jam '09 will be held at Ford Pavilion on Sunday, Oct. 18. This will also be the fourth time the concert series has been held inside the pavilion. Originally known as Texas Dog Jam, the first two concerts were held at the old fair grounds on Gulf Street in Beaumont in 2001 and 2002.

The series moved to Ford Pavilion in 2003 and welcomed approximately 8,000 rabid rock fans as the concert was headlined by 3 Doors Down. The 2004 concert featured headliner Puddle of Mudd.

Hurricane Rita canceled the 2005 show, but the 2006 showcase featured arguably the best lineup of any of the Dog Jam shows with headliner Staind, plus bands like Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin, Hinder and Black Stone Cherry.

In November 2007, well outside of what is typically considered amphitheater concert season, Dog Jam relocated to the Montagne Center on the campus of Lamar University as Nu-metal outfit Korn headlined. No Dog Jam show was held in 2008, mostly due to recovery efforts from Hurricane Ike.

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