(Orange, Texas)


February 5, 2014

This Week in Local Music History


ORANGE — • Feb. 8, 2013 Country music legend Loretta Lynn performed at Nutty Jerry’s in Winnie, Texas with a special appearance by Mickey Gilley. Holly Williams opened the show.

• Feb. 10, 2012 Ronnie Dunn, one-half of the multi-platinum selling act Brooks and Dunn, performed a solo concert at Nutty Jerry’s in Winnie in support of his self-titled solo debut released in June 2011. Special guest was Robert Earl Keen.

• Feb. 10, 2009 Tesla performed to a capacity crowd at the Scout Bar on Crockett Street in downtown Beaumont as the group toured in support of its October 2008 release, “Forever More.”

• Feb. 10, 1985 Triumph returned to Southeast Texas with a concert inside the Beaumont Civic Center in support of its November 1984 release, “Thunder Seven,” which featured the hit singles “Spellbound” and “Follow Your Heart.” The event also included a massive laser light show.

• Feb. 10, 1984 Legendary heavy metal outfit Black Sabbath brought the “Born Again” tour, featuring Ian Gillam on vocals, to the Beaumont Civic Center with special guest Night Ranger.

• Feb. 10, 1970 The newly formed ZZ Top performed its first concert ever as a band on this date and it was inside the Knights of Columbus Hall in Beaumont, Texas.

• Feb. 11, 2012 Country music star Mickey Gilley traveled to Southeast Texas for a concert at Nutty Jerry’s in Winnie with special guest Dr. Hook, which featured Ray Sawyer.

• Feb. 11, 2009 Powerman 5000 performed at Scout Bar in downtown Beaumont.

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