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 Aug. 21 through Aug. 27.
• Aug. 22, 1999 Musician Ray Charles performed to a near-capacity crowd at the Lake Charles Civic Center.
• Aug. 23, 2012 New Orleans rock group Better Than Ezra performed at the Party by the Pool concert series at L’Auberge Casino and Resort in Lake Charles, La.
• Aug. 24, 1978 British rock band UFO, the final album featuring guitarist Michael Schenker, performed inside the Beaumont Civic Center in support of its June 1978 release, “Obsession,” which featured the single “Only You Can Rock Me.” The album peaked at number 41 on the Billboard chart.
• Aug. 25, 2012 One of country music’s most iconic quartets, The Oak Ridge Boys, performed a sold out showcase at the Isle of Capri Casino in Lake Charles, La.
• Aug. 25, 1993 My Life with The Thrill Kill Kult returned to Southeast Texas for a showcase at Phaze II in Beaumont as part of the “Inferno Express Version 2.0 Tour, Part 2.”