Plenty in store for area venues

Published 3:43 pm Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Place

3-Way Switch Band will play the tunes at the Christmas party beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday. Everyone 21 and over is invited and there is no cover. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, the two-piece accoustic band Where’s Bat will play. 5875 W. Port Arthur Road.


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Rock out this weekend because Dylan’s in Mid-County has arguably the best lineup night for night of any venue in Southeast Texas.

Performing on stage tonight at Dylan’s is The Kinship, along with special guest Kris Harper. This band has been one of the area’s top acts for several years now and for good reason.

On Saturday night, relieve the decadence of Los Angeles and the music that no one will ever forget as Guns n Roses tribute band, Guns for Roses, makes its first ever appearance at Dylan’s in Port Arthur. Admission is charged at the door for ages 21 and older each weekend night.

On Tuesday night, it’s acoustic music at its best, especially this week as musician Mike Zito performs. Admission is free on Tuesday.

The Boudain Hut

Live music is part of The Boudain Hut experience, and you have to see it to believe it. Creole Cookin’ will be performing tonight and Saturday, while Riding High take the stage on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Karaoke is also part of the fun at The Boudain Hut from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m., every Tuesday. Call 409-962-5079 for details.


Take a trip to Port Arthur and enjoy a great weekend at Porky’s on Gulfway Drive.

Karaoke is the name of the game tonight for ages 21 and older, while Saturday is blues rock at its best as the Larry Tillery Band performs on Saturday night. Call the venue at 409-548-4881 for more information.

Larry’s French Market

Take a spin around the dance floor at Larry’s French Market in Groves this weekend.

Performing tonight is the always entertaining Jackie Caillier and Cajun Cousins, while Saturday’s showcase features the fabulous Chris Miller and Bayou Roots. Also, be sure to catch live music from Clint Faulk and Sherri Lynn next Thursday. Call 409-962-3381 for more information.

Sanderson’s Restaurant

This Saturday night enjoy good food and music from Alex Rozell, an up and coming young artist from the area.

Admission is free and the atmosphere is always fun.

Cash’s Bar and Grill

Every December, it seems like the band Forever Falls puts on one of the best end of year shows around. This year is no different.

Forever Falls will hold a CD release party this Saturday night at Cash’s Bar and Grill in Port Arthur in the event known as “The Death of Summer Luau.” Special guests include Podunk and Uptown.

For guests who dress to match the theme, admission is $7 per person at the door and $10 per person for everyone else, ages 21 and older only. Also, every paid admission will receive a free copy of the band’s fourth disc, “Big Vision for a Small World.”

Cash’s is a private venue and requires a $10 per year membership fee. Call 409-729-6639 for details.

Big Nasty’s

Take a trip to Bridge City this weekend for two nights of good fun and music.

Tonight, at Big Nasty’s on Texas Avenue, it’s karaoke with hostess Joyce Rainey, while Saturday’s showcase features the dynamic Smokin’ Joe Soliz and Miss Candy. Admission is always free for ages 21 and older. Call 409-697-3053 for details.


Music makes the world go round, and, at Madison’s too. Located on Dowlen Road in Beaumont, Madison’s is always a great place for live music and fun.

Performing tonight is area band Old Skool, while Saturday’s showcase features variety act Simple Logic. Admission is charged at the door for ages 21 and older.

On Tuesday night, be sure to enjoy the weekly performance of the musical group known as El Floppy Tacos, while, Thursday’s party on the patio welcomes acoustic attraction Thomas Cokinos. Call 409-924-9777 for more info.


Dinner and good music go hand-in-hand at Goodfellas in Beaumont.

Artists performing this week include Donice Morace, tonight; Jerry Mullin, Saturday; and Kris Harper this Tuesday and Thursday. Call 409-861-2500 for more information.

Starvin’ Marvin’s

The party continues this week at Starvin’ Marvin’s Bar and Grill in Beaumont, and it all begins tonight with a live performance by Charlie Hagar and Captain Legendary, while Bryce Shaffer performs on stage this Saturday.

Open mic night continues on Tuesday night as area musicians are invited to participate in the musical fun, while area rock band Forever Falls takes the stage on Thursday night for a real rock and roll performance. Call 409-347-0058 for info.

The Gig

Hang out at The Gig on Crockett Street in downtown Beaumont this weekend.

Learn to dance Salsa and more at Club Salsa tonight. Admission is $10 at the door and a dress code is enforced for ages 18 and older.

Then, on Saturday night, relive the glory days of the dance club Starz because it is a Starz reunion. Admission is $5-$10 per person at the door for ages 18 and older. Visit for details.

Logon Cafe

Rick Danna and Rick Busby return to the Logon Cafe tonight for the last performance of the duo known as The Rick Show in 2010. Admission is $5 at the door and the show begins at 8 p.m.

On Saturday night, the public is invited to check out a performance by Wine and Alchemy. Visit for details.

Okee Dokee’s

Travel down College Street in Beaumont and head over to Okee Dokees as The Bogarts perform tonight for ages 21 and older. This band is easily one of the most talented acts in Southeast Texas and will blow you away with its song selection of rock hits spanning more than 40 years.

Christmas carols will be mixed into the band’s set and finger foods will be served to make this a very festive event.

Whiskey River

Texas country artist Kevin Fowler makes one last appearance in Southeast Texas in 2010 with a concert at Whiskey River tonight.

Fowler is touring in support of his new album, “Best Of…For Now,” which was released on Dec. 7 and contains 18 of his hits and fan favorites such as “Pound Sign,” “Don’t Touch My Willie,” as well as unreleased material like “Beer Season” and “What I Wouldn’t Give for Your Love.” Admission is charged at the door for ages 18 and older.

Then, on Wednesday, Dec. 22, inside The Back Room at Whiskey River, one of the most eclectic bands in Southeast Texas has reunited for a special holiday event as The Molly Maguires perform.

This special all ages show also features Sour Mash and The Shammies. Admission is $7 per person at the door, but guests are encouraged to bring a can good for a $1 off admission or two can goods for $2 off admission.

On Thursday night, Texas country act Stoney LaRue returns to the Golden Triangle for a spectacular night of music. Admission is charged at the door for ages 18 and older.

Visit for details.

Nutty Jerry’s

This Friday’s show at Nutty Jerry’s in Winnie is not to be missed because the legendary act known as The Bellamy Brothers travel to Southeast Texas for a concert tonight. Admission is $12 to $30 per person and the doors open at 7 p.m. 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.

L’Auberge du Lac

One of the biggest legends in the world of music comes to Southwest Louisiana this weekend as Tony Bennett performs at 8:30 p.m., tonight and Saturday at L’Auberge du Lac Casino in Lake Charles, La.

Tickets start at $85 and may be purchased at the L’Auberge Business Center, or by calling 800-745-3000. Guests must be 21 or older to enter the Event Center and the casino.

Bennett, a winner of 15 Grammy Awards, two Emmy Awards, has sold more than 50 million albums around the world. He is best known for his trademark hit from 1962, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.” Other hits include “Rags to Riches” and his first number 1 song, “Because of You.”

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