, Port Arthur, Texas

February 11, 2011

Good weekend for Pre-Valentine's Day outing

The Port Arthur News

—  Valentine’s Day may be Monday, but there’s no point in waiting to celebrate with that special someone in your life. Make plans now to spend a night out on the town and live it up.


The multi-talented Todd Howard and Tightrope take the stage tonight and plan to keep the party going all night long. Admission is charged at the door each weekend night for guests ages 21 and older.

Acoustic music Tuesday begins at 8:30 p.m., free of charge, and this week’s entertainment is provided by Darren McGill. Also, on Wednesday, be sure to stop in for karaoke with Joyce Rainey. Call 409-722-1600 for more information.

Jake’s Place

Joe Nails is the featured entertainer tonight at Jake’s Place on Spurlock Road in Nederland for ages 21 and older. Admission is free. Call 409-721-5852 for information.

The Boudain Hut

Whether it is the food or the music, you know both are enjoyable at The Boudain Hut on Gulfway Drive in Port Arthur.

Live music is featured from Creole Cookin’ tonight, while Ridin’ High is the featured artist on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday. Also, karaoke is now featured from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m., every Tuesday. Call 409-962-5079 more information.


Located on Gulfway Drive in Port Arthur, Porky’s invites ages 21 and older to stop in and enjoy karaoke tonight. Ages 21 and older are invited and admission is free. Call 409-548-4881 for information.

The Place

Located in Port Acres, The Place is, well, the place to be for great live music tonight. Starting at 8 p.m., the band known as Three Way Switch will supercharge the stage and keep the good times going until midnight for ages 21 and older. Admission is free, so there’s no reason to miss this show. Call 409-736-2650 for details.

Pine Tree Lodge

The weather should be perfect for hanging out with friends and enjoying live music from the Port Arthur Playboys from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday, at The Pine Tree Lodge in LaBelle. Visit for details.

Larry’s French Market

Live music is always in fine form at Larry’s French Market in Groves.

This week’s entertainment is provided by Sean Vidrine and the LA Classics tonight. Then, next Thursday, Clint Faulk and Sherri Lynn return to help start the weekend off early. Call 409-962-3381 for more information.

Cash’s Bar and Grill

One of the area’s best three piece band’s will perform its first show of the year at Cash’s Bar and Grill in Port Arthur tonight. Whether you enjoy cover songs from groups such as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Sublime or even the Red Hot Chili Peppers, this trio can do it all.

Cash’s is a private membership venue and requires a $10 per year fee to join for ages 21 and older. Admission is $5 at the door for members. Call 409-729-6639 for details.

Big Nasty’s

Follow your ears to Bridge City this weekend for a night of fun.

Tonight blues rock outfit Three Legged Dawg performs on stage for ages 21 and older. Call 409-697-3053 for details.


Break out the spandex and the Aqua-Net and make plans for tonight because ’80s cover rock band Butt Roxx is back in Beaumont with a special showcase at Madison’s on Dowlen Road. Fans of 80s hair bands such as Bon Jovi, Ratt, Poison, Skid Row, among others, will enjoy the way this group brings songs by those artists back to life. Admission is charged at the door for ages 21 and older.

Then, on Tuesday, return for free music on the patio from area musicians known as El Floppy Tacos. It’s a meal for your ears! Call 409-924-9777 for more info.

Starvin’ Marvin’s

Music and food are what Starvin’ Marvin’s does best and it happens five-nights-per-week at this Beaumont venue.

Music is featured by area artists The House Rockers tonight. The public is invited to stop in every Tuesday for the weekly open mic night from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Area band Section 8 performs classic rock in superb style from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m., Wednesday night, while Jack Edery and UltraSuede rock away the night beginning at 9 p.m., Thursday. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. Call 409-347-0058 for information.

Ford Park

If you are a fan of roller derby, then Ford Park has what you crave tonight and Sunday inside Ford Arena.

Seven teams from across the region will compete in the 2011 Governors Cup in Beaumont this weekend. Tickets start at $15 each and the doors open at 7 a.m. each day. Teams competing include the Spindletop Roller Girls from Southeast Texas, as well as teams from Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas and New Orleans.

For schedule and ticket information visit or The official after party will be held at Tequila Rok on Crockett Street in downtown Beaumont each day following the event.


Acoustic music is the name of the game at Thirsty’s, located at 229 Dowlen Road in Beaumont.  The Kaiser Brothers will be performing tonight. Call 409-866-6066 for more information.

The Back Room

Located inside Whiskey River in Beaumont, The Back Room is one of Beaumont’s best kept secrets for local, regional and national touring bands.

Performing this tonight at The Back Room is Red River from Portland, Ore. Special guests include Hello Chief and Purple. Admission is $5 at the door for ages 21 and older, and $7 for minors.

Nutty Jerry’s

It’s a great weekend for rodeo action, and that is just what is on tap tonight at Nutty Jerry’s in Winnie as Don Gay’s Championship Bullride is back. The doors open at 7 p.m., and tickets are $15 and $20 at the door for ages 18 and older.

It’s live music from Cody Canada and The Departed tonight. Fans may recognize this talented singer and guitarist from his more well known group, Cross Canadian Ragweed, so fans know a great show is in store from Canada’s new project. Tickets to the show are $15-$25 each.

Then, this Wednesday night, one of rock music’s most famous bands returns to Southeast Texas for the first time in nearly six years as Styx performs at 7 p.m., Wednesday, inside Nutty Jerry’s.

The band is known for an arsenal of radio staples, such as “Renegade,” “Blue Collar Man,” “Babe,” “Lady,” “Too Much Time on My Hands,” “Grand Illusion” and many more. Tickets are $65-$25 each and can be purchased by calling 877-643-7508 or online at

Star Bar

A  special rock show is on tap tonight in downtown Beaumont as the Star Bar, located on Crockett Streets, welcomes local rock band Angel Siren and national touring band, Cage 9, which features members of the well known band Powerman 5000, to town. Admission is $5 at the door.

Dixie Dance Hall

The Randy Rogers Band returns to Southeast Texas for a showcase next Thursday night at the Dixie Dance Hall in downtown Beaumont. Advance tickets are on sale now at all Florida Tans locations and online at for $20. Ages 18 and older are welcome to attend and admission is charged at the door.

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