BEAUMONT — 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. The Fourth of July holiday week has provided plenty of great music opportunities. Below are the shows for the week of July 2 through July 8.
• July 3, 1983 Beaumont-native Johnny Winter performed in concert at the Beaumont Civic Center. His last studio album, “Raisin’ Cane,” was released in 1980 prior to this appearance.
• July 4, 2013 The Eli Young Band celebrated Independence Day with a performance at L’Auberge Casino and Resort in Lake Charles, La. as part of the weekly “Party by the Pool” concert series.
• July 5, 2012 Aaron Lewis, the vocalist of rock band Staind, performed a solo showcase in support of his country music EP, “Town Line,” released in March 2011 and peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart.
• July 6, 2013 The first-ever “Uncle Sam Jam” celebrating Independence Day was held at Ford Pavilion in Beaumont featuring performances by Gary Allan, Robert Earl Keen and appearance by Willie Robertson from television show, “Duck Dynasty.”
• July 6, 2007 Saliva performed at Antone’s in support of its CD, “Blood Stained Love Story” featuring the single, “Ladies and Gentlemen.” Special guest act was 12 Stones.
• July 6, 2007 Pam Tillis returned to Southwest Louisiana for a concert at the Delta Downs Eent Center in Vinton, La. in support of her ninth studio album, “Rhinestoned.”
• July 6, 1981 Musician Roy Orbison performed in front of a capacity crowd at the Lutcher Theater in Orange.
• July 7, 1985 Rock star Rick Springfield returned to Southeast Texas for a concert at the Beaumont Civic Center in support of his album, “Tao,” featuring the hit single “Celebrate Youth.” Opening the show was special guest act Til Tuesday.