(Orange, Texas)

December 7, 2013

This Week in Local Music History

Tommy Mann Jr.
The Orange Leader

ORANGE — The holiday season is one of the best times to see a live music event from a national artist, and many have traveled to Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana during this time of year. Below is a listing of events during the week of Dec. 4 - Dec. 10.

• Dec. 4, 2008 Kentucky-based rockers Flaw performed at Scout Bar on Crockett Street in downtown Beaumont.

• Dec. 5, 2009 Kelly Clarkson performed to a capacity crowd at Ford Arena in Beaumont as she toured in support of her March 2009 CD, “All I Ever Wanted.”

• Dec. 5, 2006 Crystal Gayle performed at the Lutcher Theater in downtown Orange as the featured entertainer for the venue’s annual Christmas concert.

• Dec. 6, 2005 Country music group The Oak Ridge Boys performed a special Christmas concert at the Lutcher Theater in Orange.

• Dec. 7, 2012 Dionne Warwick performed at the Isle of Capri Casino in Lake Charles, La.

• Dec. 8, 2012 One of pop music’s biggest duos, Hall and Oates, traveled to Southeast Texas for a concert in front of a capacity crowd at Nutty Jerry’s in Winnie.

• Dec. 8, 2008 Rock band Hoobastank performed to a standing room only crowd inside the Scout Bar on Crockett Street in downtown Beaumont as the group toured in advance of its January 2009 release, “For(N)ever.”

• Dec. 8, 2005 Rising country music star Craig Morgan returned to Beaumont for a performance inside Wild Bill’s in support of his gold record, “My Kind of Livin’” which also featured the number one song and top country single of 2005, “That’s What I Love About Sunday.”

• Dec. 9, 2011 Pop rock star Rick Springfield performed in concert at Nutty Jerry’s in Winnie, Texas.

• Dec. 9, 1962 Country music legend Johnny Cash performed a concert at the Chuckwagon Cafe in Beaumont.

• Dec. 10, 2009 Country music entertainer Neal McCoy arrived in the Golden Triangle for a concert at the Dixie Dancehall in downtown Beaumont.

• Dec. 10, 2011 Rock band Quiet Riot, which featured drummer Frankie Banali as the sole original member, performed to a sparse crowd at Nutty Jerry’s in Winnie.

• Dec. 11, 1986 L.A.-based rockers Ratt performed at the Beaumont Civic Center for the second time in 16 months as the group supported its new album, “Invasion of Your Privacy.” Main support was Cheap Trick and opening the show was Poison, which was making its debut on the Ratt tour and its first-ever arena performance.