Tommy Mann Jr.
The Orange Leader
Big name attractions have traveled the highways to reach concert destinations in Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana, and especially in the month of October. See a listing of events below which have occurred during the week of Oct. 2 through Oct. 8.
• Oct. 3, 2002 Andy Griggs performed at the Montagne Center in support of his May 2002 sophomore release, “Freedom.” Opening the show was Brad Paisley, touring in support of his platinum album “Part II,” which featured the number one single “I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song).” Also performing was Tommy Shane Steiner.
• Oct. 5, 2012 Texas-based rockabilly group Reverend Horton Heat performed a concert at The Gig in downtown Beaumont. The event was marked by a large brawl towards the end of the group’s concert.
• Oct. 5, 2012 Creedence Clearwater Revisited returned to Southeast Texas with a performance at Nutty Jerry’s in Winnie.
• Oct. 5, 1986 Ozzy Osbourne returned to Southeast Texas for the first time in more than five years with a concert at the Beaumont Civic Center in support of his platinum album, “The Ultimate Sin,” which featured the hit single “Shot in the Dark.” Seattle rock band Queensryche opened the show as the quintet toured in support of its July 1986 release, “Rage for Order.”
• Oct. 6, 2011 Rock act Candlebox performed a concert at Nutty Jerry’s in Winnie with special guests Miggs and Cowboy Mouth.
• Oct. 6, 2006 Dog Jam ’06 was held at Ford Pavilion in Beaumont and featured Staind, Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin, Hinder and Black Stone Cherry. This was the most successful show in the Dog Jam concert series and is the third most attended event in Ford Park history.
• Oct. 6, 1999 The talented Anne Murray performed at the Lutcher Theater in Orange.
• Oct. 7, 2011 Country music legend George Jones performed at Nutty Jerry’s in Winnie, Texas. It was his next to last performance in Southeast Texas before his death in 2013.
• Oct. 8, 2011 Hunter Hayes, fresh off his supporting role on the Taylor Swift tour and behind the strength of his hit single “Storm Warning,” performed at Ford Park in Beaumont as part of the SRO concert series.
• Oct. 8, 1955 Elvis Presley, “The King of Rock and Roll,” performed inside the Beaumont City Auditorium.