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February 17, 2011

Monster trucks, music and theater make for a great weekend

— Delta Downs

Party like it’s the 1980s all over again and rock out with Night Ranger this Saturday night inside the Delta Downs Event Center in Vinton, La. Tickets are on sale for $20 for ages 21 and older only, and the show starts at 8 p.m., Saturday.

The band’s last studio album, “Hole in the Sun,” was released in April 2007 and featured the single, “You’re Gonna Hear from Me.” The album’s hard rock sound was impressive and showed a revitalized Night Ranger.

The group is best known for its hits such as “(You Can Still) Rock in America,” “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me,” “When You Close Your Eyes,” “Sentimental Street,” and its number one hit, “Sister Christian.” And don’t be surprised to hear the Jack Blades penned track, “High Enough,” during his stint in Damn Yankees.

Ford Park

Monster Nation will return to Ford Arena tonight, Saturday and Sunday with six monster trucks, freestyle motocross and pro arena truck racing.

The action begins at 8 p.m., tonight and Saturday, and then at 3 p.m., Sunday. Fans holding a pit pass and an event ticket will be allowed onto the floor of Ford Arena from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., tonight and Saturday, before the event, and from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Sunday.

Kids tickets are just $11 and discounted prices for groups of 10 or more area available. Tickets are available at the Ford Arena Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. All seats are reserved and are $2 more day of show.

The Gig

The Atlanta, Ga. based band Rehab returns to Beaumont for a concert at The Gig on Saturday night for ages 18 and older. The group, touring in support of its Sept. 2010 release, “Welcome Home,” is best known for its mega-hit “The Bartender Song” and will bring its blend of southern rock, country and hip-hop to downtown Beaumont. Tickets are $18 at the door and ages 18 to 20 are subject to a surcharge.

On Thursday, The Gig welcomes Granger Smith in concert. Visit www.thegigbeaumont.com for more information on these shows and more.

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