WINNIE, Texas — The holiday season is a great time for music, Christmas or otherwise, and several national artists have performed both during this time of year in Southeast Texas.
• Dec. 6, 2005 Country music group The Oak Ridge Boys performed a special Christmas concert at the Lutcher Theater in Orange.
• 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, 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.