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December 29, 2012

Best concerts of 2012

ORANGE — This list is always subjective, but good music is good music and a great concert is still a great concert, but just because an artist or group is well known or has numerous hit singles does not necessarily mean each has what it takes in a live music venue. Below is the list of the best shows in 2012.

1. Bryan Adams at Julie Rogers Theater in Beaumont (Jan. 27, 2012)

Surprisingly, the Bryan Adams "Bare Bones" concert, which featured Adams performing all of hits and gems in an intimate, solo setting proved to be the most entertaining show of 2012. It was a night of sing-alongs, laughs and energy in an unexpected environment.

2. Snoop Dogg at Ford Park Exhibit Hall in Beaumont (June 3, 2012)

The hip-hop super start was 30 minutes late on stage, reportedly due to the overtime basketball game in the NBA finals, but a packed house of fans didn't mind once the rapper hit the stage with his trademark swagger, style and hits.

3. Dog Jam 2012 at Ford Park Pavilion in Beaumont (July 28, 2012)

This heavy metal show fared amazingly well in the Beaumont market and delivered several surprising performances. The concert featured headliner Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Pop Evil, Emmure, God Forbid and Battlecross in a seven-hour metal music marathon with more than 5,000 fans in attendance.

4. Hall and Oates at Nutty Jerry's in Winnie (Dec. 8, 2012)

Arguably the greatest pop-rock duo of all time did not disappoint with this holiday season performance at Nutty Jerry's. More than 1,100 fans packed this venue to sing and dance the night away to hit after hit.

5. Godsmack, Staind, Halestorm, Man Made Machine at Ford Park Pavilion in Beaumont (April 24, 2012)

Hard rock fans were delighted with the co-headlining "Mass Chaos" tour which featured New England acts Godsmack and Staind. This show featured everything rock fans could want with loud music, lots of lights, and songs with catchy lyrics.

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