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April 1, 2011

Things to Do: State Fair, Local bands fill out weekend

Dylan’s

It’s a dance music party tonight at Dylan’s in Port Arthur as JAG keeps the tunes rolling all night long, while Saturday’s showcase features Greenlight Caravan. Shows start at 9:30 p.m. and admission is charged at the door for ages 21 and older.

Live acoustic music is featured starting at 8:30 p.m., every Tuesday free of charge and this week’s performance is by Lee Pelly of Knuckle Deep. Visit www.dylanson9th.com for information.

The Boudain Hut

Known for its reputation of good food and good music, The Boudain Hut deliver both on a regular basis.

Live music is featured by Creole Cookin’ tonight and Saturday, while Ridin’ High performs on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

Also, for those who enjoy karaoke, stop in from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. every Tuesday. Call 409-962-5079 for information.

Porky’s

Start your weekend with karaoke tonight at Porky’s in Port Arthur. It’s free and it’s guaranteed to be a good time for ages 21 and older.

Meanwhile, live music is back this Saturday night as Mark and the Maniacs perform on stage. Admission is free. Call 409-548-4881 for information.

Larry’s French Market

spring is off to a great start at Larry’s French Market in Groves. Performances include Waylon Thibodeaux, tonight, and Jackie Caillier and Cajun Cousins on Saturday. For those looking ahead to next weekend, start off early with Southern Spice on Thursday night. Call 409-962-3381 for more information.

State Fair

The 2011 South Texas State Fair concludes its annual 11-day run at Ford Park in Beaumont with loads of fun, food, games and excitement today through Sunday.

Get there early for rodeo excitement for the whole family tonight and Saturday inside Ford Arena, or, enjoy live music from a variety of artists.

Performing today are Toni Harrison, Shiny Ribs Russell and Hamilton Loomis. On Saturday, it’s music from Roll Over Beethoven, The Off Brand, Eazy and LA Roxx, a great 80’s hair metal cover band.

The South Texas State Fair goes Latin on Sunday featuring music from Grupo Batacha, Sonido Majico and more.

Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for students and seniors and free for children ages 10 and younger. Saturday is kids days as well. Visit www.ymbl.org for details.

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