Mid-County is a great place to enjoy live music on a weekly basis, but perhaps few venues offer such a variety of music as Dylan’s on Ninth Avenue.
Performing tonight is area group known as Stark Experiment, while regional act Cowlick keeps the good times going on Saturday evening. Admission is charged at the door each weekend night.
For those who prefer free, quality entertainment, catch an acoustic performance from Lee Pelly or check out karaoke with Joyce Rainey on Wednesday evening. Call 409-722-1600 for more information.
- The Place
Located off West Port Arthur Road in Mid-County, The Place is friendly little venue which offers a great variety of entertainment on a weekly basis.
This Saturday The Place welcomes back karaoke with hostess Joyce Rainey. Admission is always free and ages 21 and older are always welcome. Call 409-736-2650 for details.
- Pine Tree Lodge
Always a great place for family fun and music, the Pine Tree Lodge continues to be a great source for live entertainment.
Cool Breeze performs great classic rock from the ’70s and ’80s from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, and you’re invited. Visit www.pinetreelodge.com for more details.
- Larry’s French Market
Dine and dance the night away at Larry’s French Market tonight while enjoying a showcase from the Ken Marvel Band. Then, on Saturday night, Billy Poullard and the Zydeco Combo return to this Groves establishment for another great evening of music and dancing. And don’t forget to catch Clint Faulk and Sherri Lynn on Thursday night. Call 409-962-3381 for more information.
- Capri Club
Get your dose of blues rock because Three Legged Dawg does it like no one else, and you can see this band performing Saturday night at the Capri Club in Mid-County. Also, Clint Faulk is back every Wednesday night for your listening pleasure.
The Capri Club is a private venue and requires a $10 per year membership to join. Call 409-724-1030 for details.
- Cash’s Bar and Grill
Local rock band Sour Mash returns for a performance this Saturday night at Cash’s Bar and Grill in Port Arthur. This quartet has a great bluesy hard rock sound which will surely keep you entertained all night long.
Cash’s is a private venue and requires a $10 per year membership, plus a $5 cover charge at the door for most concerts. Call 409-729-6639 for details.
The James Reese Band is this weekend’s featured attraction at Madison’s on Dowlen Road in Beaumont, and the fun begins at 9 p.m., Saturday for ages 21 and older. Admission is charged at the door.
If you are looking for something a little more relaxed, but still fun, keep Tuesday night open because El Floppy Tacos are on the patio for its regular weekly performance free of charge. Call 409-924-9777 for more info.
One of Beaumont’s most popular restaurants for live music continues to be Goodfellas, and a list of great musicians are on tap this week.
Performing from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., today is Todd Howard, while Saturday’s showcase features singer-songwriter Rick Danna.
Then, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday is Jimmy Kaiser, while Kris Harper helps start the weekend early on next Thursday. Call 409-861-2500 for more information about this venue.
- Starvin’ Marvin’s
The music does the talking at Starvin’ Marvin’s Bar and Grill in Beaumont this week, and it is a great place for all ages as music is featured from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m..
Performing tonight is Aaron Navarro, while Saturday’s showcase features area band, The Rock Agents. This venue is a great place to hang out during the work week too, especially on Wednesday when Wayne Cook performs and Thursday night’s appearance by The Front Porch Band is sure to please. Call 409-347-0058 for details.
- Beaumont Civic Center
Summer isn’t complete until Kids Fest occurs, and the annual fun summer event for children and families returns from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, inside the Beaumont Civic Center in downtown Beaumont.
Admission is free for children ages 12 and younger, with a free ticket which can be obtained at Valero convenience store locations across the Golden Triangle. Admission is $5 for adults at the door.
All of the great fun families have come to expect will be part of this year’s Kids Fest event. Also appearing will be one of the greatest superheroes in Marvel Comics, Iron Man.
- Dixie Dance Hall
A great concert is on tap this Thursday night at the Dixie Dance Hall in Beaumont, as the duo known as Bomshel perform at this Beaumont venue.
Bomshel, the aptly named duo of Kristy Osmunson and Kelley Shepard, will blow you away with its music even more so than their looks, and will leave you begging for more. The group is touring in support of its 2009 Curb Records debut, “Fight Like a Girl.” Tickets are $15 in advance at all Florida Tans locations and admission is $20 at the door for ages 18 and older. Call 409-833-1881 for details.
- The Arena
It’s karaoke night starting at 8 p.m., tonight, at The Arena Billiards and Sportsbar, located at 2464 Toomey Road in Vinton, La. Ages 21 and older are welcome, and admission is free. Call 337-589-2422 for information.
- Isle of Capri
Rock band 38 Special, which is coming off a high profile summer tour with Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bret Michaels, have set their sights on Lake Charles, La. with a performance at the Isle of Capri Casino. The show is at 7 p.m., Saturday, for ages 21 and older. Tickets are $35.
The band is best known for its classic hits such as “Back Where You Belong,” “Hold on Loosely,” “Second Chance,” “Somebody Like You,” and others. If you can score a ticket to this show, it is definitely worth the price of admission.
The Orange Community Players unveiled its debut performance of “Bat Boy: The Musical” on Thursday night, and the local theater group resumes with performances at 7:37 p.m., today and Saturday, as well as next Thursday. The comedy, horror and musical event is the OCP’s season debut and is a great and affordable way to enjoy a night out with family, friends or your special someone. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students. Call 409-882-9137 for reservations.
- Barking Dog-Orange
Live music is back at The Barking Dog in downtown Orange tonight as artists Ryan Davis performs with special guest Stacey Steger and Dragan Alexander. The show starts at 8 p.m. for all ages and admission is $5 at the door. Visit www.barkingdoglounge.com for more information.
- Eagles Lodge
Country music doesn’t get much better than when Exit 105 is on stage, and that is just what is scheduled to happen beginning at 8 p.m., tonight, at the Eagles Nest in Orange. Admission is $5 at the door and everyone is welcome to attend.
If you enjoy singing, then check out karaoke starting at 8 p.m., Saturday, as hostess Patty Ferguson makes everyone feel welcome and keeps the fun flowing throughout the night. Call 409-886-7381 for details.
Darren McGill and The Texas Speedbumps will help you kickstart your weekend with a performance tonight at the Capistrano in downtown Orange for ages 21 and older. This band performs on a regular basis at this venue, so see why that is for yourself tonight.
Karaoke continues to be a very popular activity at the Capistrano, as the club now features the fun event three nights per week. Guests are invited to participate in karaoke every Saturday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.
Admission is always free at the Capistrano. Call 409-883-8175 for details.
- Club 87
Located just north of Orange, Club 87 is once again open for business and a part of the local music scene. Scheduled to perform this Saturday night is the Harvey Powell Band, so get there early and have a great evening of music and fun.
Also, check out karaoke at Club 87 every Sunday and Tuesday. Ages 21 and older are always able to attend, and there is never a cover charge. Call 409-746-2394 for more information.
- Cotton’s Cay
Area country music group the John Thibodeaux Band travels to Orange County for a showcase at Cotton’s Cay beginning at 9 p.m., tonight. Ages 18 and older are welcome to attend. For those who enjoy karaoke, Cotton’s Cay invites the public to stop by on Saturday night and take part in the fun. Call 409-886-9042 for more details.
- Benoit’s Louis Hall
It’s a country music party this Saturday night at Benoit’s Louis Hall in Vidor as Jerry Nichols and Texas Thunder perform beginning at 8:15 p.m. The doors open at 7 p.m. and admission is $10 per person. Call 409-769-3321 for details about this event.
- Orange VFW
The dance floor is definitely going to be hot this Thursday night as area band Creole Cookin’ keeps the hits coming all night long during the weekly dance and concert at the VFW Hall in Orange. Admission is $5 at the door and the good times start at 7 p.m. for ages 21 and older. Call 409-886-9738 for information.
- Honky Tonk Texas
It’s a two-steppin’ good time this Saturday in Silsbee as the Knight Riders perform at 9 p.m., Saturday, at Honky Tonk Texas. Admission is $5 at the door for ages 21 and older. Visit www.honkytonktexas.us for more information.