Tommy Mann Jr.
The Orange Leader
The Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana areas are rich with musical venues offering music lovers the best in local, regional and national entertainers. Below are some listings of national artists which have performed in the region from Oct. 23 through Oct. 29.
• Oct. 23, 2008 The Reverend Horton Heat and Nashville Pussy performed at Whiskey River in Beaumont.
• Oct. 24, 2009 Country music star and Vidor-native Tracy Byrd performed an outdoor concert on Crockett Street in downtown Beaumont.
• Oct. 25, 2006 The Georgia-based rock outfit Nashville Pussy returned to Southeast Texas nearly one year to the day since its last local performance with a concert at The Vortex in Beaumont.
• Oct. 25, 2004 Country music legend Willie Nelson performed at the Lutcher Theater in downtown Orange.
• Oct. 25, 1977 Canadian rock trio Rush performed inside the Beaumont Civic Center in support of its September 1977 release, “A Farewell to Kings,” which was the band’s first gold album in the U.S. Special guests were UFO and Max Webster.
• Oct. 26, 2009 Lyle Lovett and His Large Band opened the 2009-2010 season at the Lutcher Theater in Orange.
• Oct. 26, 1985 Texas native and guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan performed at the Montagne Center at Lamar University in Beaumont.
• Oct. 27, 2012 The Pointer Sisters performed at the Beaumont Civic Center as part of the Julie Rogers Gift of Life “Putting on the Pink” in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.
• Oct. 28, 2011 3 Doors Down returned to Beaumont for the third time ever with a concert at Ford Arena as the band toured in support of its July 2011 release, “Time of My Life.” The album peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart behind the strength of the single “When You’re Young.” Opening the show was Theory of a Deadman and Pop Evil.
• Oct. 28, 2003 Rising country music star Craig Morgan performed at Antone’s on Crockett Street in downtown Beaumont in support of sophomore album, “I Love It,” which included the hit single, “Almost Home,” which peaked at number six on the charts.
• Oct. 29, 2010 Powerman 5000 performed the first official showcase at the newly opened Crockett Street venue, The Gig. The band was touring in support of its October 2009 release, “Somewhere on the Other Side of Nowhere.”
• Oct. 29, 2008 Canadian rockers Theory of a Deadman performed at Scout Bar on Crockett Street in downtown Beaumont in support of its hit album, “Scars and Souvenirs,” which featured the number one smash single, “Bad Girlfriend.”