, Port Arthur, Texas

Things to do

November 12, 2010

Plan fun inside for rainy weekend

• Dylan’s — Music is alive and well at Dylan's, 8601 Ninth Ave., Port Arthur, every weekend, and it all begins tonight with a performance by As Is. If that isn’t good enough, then be sure to catch the Louisiana based act Do Not Destroy, which features artist Kris Harper, as the band performs on Saturday night for ages 21 and older. Admission is charged at the door.

Lee Pelly brings his acoustic music fun to Dylan’s on Tuesday with a free concert beginning at 8:30 p.m. Call 409-722-1600 for more information.

• The Boudain Hut — Catch Creole Cookin’ on stage tonight and Saturday at The Boudain Hut in Port Arthur, or, if you prefer, stop in every Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday nights for music from Riding High. Karaoke is now featured at The Boudain Hut from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. every Tuesday. Call 409-962-5079 for info.

• Porky’s — Porky's, 6340 Gulfway Drive, Port Arthur, now features two nights of fun and music nearly every weekend.

Karaoke kickstarts the weekend every Friday night at Porky’s, while a new band, Ashes of a Martyr, will perform a free acoustic showcase Saturday night. Ages 21 and older are welcome to attend. Call 409-548-4881 for more details.

• Pine Tree Lodge — There’s plenty of great music to be heard this weekend in LaBelle at the Pine Tree Lodge, 3296 Pinetree Road, LaBelle, especially Saturday with a performance by Larry Tillery and The Real Deal. Then, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, Herbie Stutes and the Grand Shin Band are back for another great day of music and fun. Visit for more information.

• Larry’s French Market — Get your fill of great classic music from Eazy, featuring Dave Shaw, this evening at Larry's French Market, 3701 FM 366, Groves. Or, if you enjoy something with a bit more Cajun flavor, Billy Poullard and the Zydeco Combo will perform this Saturday.

Also, Clint Faulk and Sherri Lynn start your weekend early with their regular Thursday night performance at Larry’s. Call 409-962-3381 for more information.

• Big Nasty’s — The weekend always gets off to a great start with karaoke and hostess Joyce Rainey every Friday night at Big Nasty’s, 1195 Texas Avenue in Bridge City, while live music, from local legend Scott McGill and his bandmates in Old Dog Mac performing this Saturday night.

And don’t forget to stop by for the open mic jam from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday. Ages 21 and older are always welcome and admission is free. Call 409-697-3053 for details.

• Madison’s — Area classic rock and variety cover band Mid-Life Crisis performs this Saturday night at Madison's, 4020 Dowlen in Beaumont, and ages 21 and older are welcome to attend. Admission is charged at the door.

For those looking to escape the daily work week grind, be sure to check out El Floppy Tacos on the patio every Tuesday night, free of charge, or even the new acoustic party on the patio on Thursday, featuring David Lee Kaiser this week. Call 409-924-9777 for more info.

• Goodfellas — Live music is featured four nights each week at Goodfellas, 3350 Dowlen Road, Ste. H, Beaumont, and a great lineup is on tap this week.

Performers include Jimmy Kaiser tonight, followed by his brother, David Lee Kaiser, on Saturday, while area musician Kris Harper performs on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Call 409-861-2500 for information.

• Starvin’ Marvin’s — Music is always a staple of each weekend at Starvin' Marvin's Bar and Grill, 2310 N. 11th St., Beaumont, and this week is no exception as the Bretten Low Band performs tonight, followed by the band Schism on Saturday.

There is plenty to do during the work week as well as open mic night is held every Tuesday, while live bands resume the good times and good tunes as Old Trick performs Wednesday and Larry Tillery takes the stage on Thursday night. Call 409-347-0058 for more information.

• The Gig — Southeast Texas’ newest live music venue can be found on Crockett Street, and this weekend has plenty to offer for just about everyone.

Area party band JAG makes its first ever appearance at The Gig tonight, in a show with plenty of groove and dancing attitude. Admission is $7 and $12 at the door for ages 18 and older.

Then, on Saturday, it’s the return of Mid-County’s own Podunk. This quartet ruled the scene in the 90s and dominated the Austin music scene for many years as well, and now you can see the reformed lineup in downtown Beaumont this Saturday. Better yet, this show is free of charge for 18 and older as The Gig officially celebrates its grand opening weekend.

Special guest act is Loser’s Reunion. Visit for more information.

• Logon Cafe — Take a trip to the Logon Cafe, 3805 Calder Ave., Beaumont, this week for several nights of great music.

Performing on stage tonight is the Acme Bar Band, while the Circuit Breakers are slated for Saturday.

The Night and Day Orchestra bring back those great big band sounds in a special Monday night showcase, and admission is $10 at the door.

And don’t forget to start your weekend early this Thursday night with a concert by The Quartet. Visit for details.

• Nutty Jerry’s — It’s music, music and more music this weekend at Nutty Jerry’s in Winnie.

Jake Hooker and The Outsiders take the stage tonight for a great evening of entertainment. Admission is $10-$20 at the door.

Then, on Saturday night, it’s the great Moe Bandy on stage. Admission is also $10-$20 at the door.

For more information and ticket sales call 877-643-7508. Nutty Jerry’s is a new entertainment facility located at 18291 Englin Road in Winnie. Visit for more info.

• The Pavilion at Coushatta — A road trip is in order this Saturday night for real country music fans as country superstar Alan Jackson performs inside The Pavilion at Coushatta Casino and Resort in Kinder, La.

Jackson, who is touring in support of his most recent release, “Freight Train,” will release a long awaited disc of his most popular tunes later this month. On Nov. 22, Jackson fans can pick up “34 Number ones” which features all of the hits fans know and love, such as “Don’t Rock the Jukebox,” “Livin’ on Love,” “Gone Country,” “Who’s Cheatin’ Who,” “Little Bitty,” and so many more your head will spin.

Also appearing at Saturday’s showcase are Chris Young and The Band Perry. Tickets are available now at all Ticketmaster outlets for $84.50 - $120. Ages 16 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Send all entertainment listings to or call 409-721-2819.

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