(Orange, Texas)

May 7, 2014

This Week in Local Music History

Tommy Mann Jr.
The Orange Leader

ORANGE — Take a look back at some of the great music events featuring national artists which have traveled through Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana over the years. Below are the shows for the week of May 7 through May 13.

• May 7, 2008 Alternative rock act Candlebox returned to Southeast Texas for a concert inside the Ford Park Exhibit Hall in Beaumont.

• May 7, 2005 No stranger to Southeast Texas, Willie Nelson performed at the Beaumont Civic Center with special guests Pat Green and Cross Canadian Ragweed.

• May 8, 2004 The Temptations dazzled a capacity crowd at the Jefferson Theater with its classic song and dance show.

• May 9, 1982 Country music star Conway Twitty performed at the Lake Charles Civic Center as he toured in support of his newly released album, “ Southern Comfort.”

• May 10, 2010 Rising country music star Carrie Underwood returned to Southeast Texas with a concert at Ford Arena in front of a capacity crowd as she supported her November 2009 release, “Play On,” which features three number-one singles and sold more than 2 million copies. Special guests were Craig Morgan and Sons of Sylvia.

• May 11, 2012 Country music star Tanya Tucker performed at Nutty Jerry’s Entertainment Complex in Winnie, Texas.

• May 11, 2012 The rock group Trapt returned to Crockett Street for a concert at The Gig as the band took a break from the studio. Also performing were The Dreaming and Candlelight Red.

• May 11, 2012 Houston-based blues group Los Lonely Boys performed an intimate concert on the patio at Tequila Rok on Crockett Street in downtown Beaumont as the band continued touring in support of its March 2011 release, “Rockpango.”

• May 11, 1982 Motown music legend Ray Charles performed to a capacity crowd at the Lutcher Theater in Orange, Texas.

• May 12, 2012 Musician and actor Tyrese performed inside Ford Arena in Beaumont.

• May 12, 1990 Country musician Garth Brooks performed at the Jasper Lions Rodeo in Jasper, Texas in support of his April 1989 self-titled debut which eventually achieved diamond status with sells of more than 10 million copies. The album features the hit songs “Much Too Young (To Feel this Damn Old),” “If Tomorrow Never Comes” and “The Dance.”