Chad Cooper's archive

“I used to be a woman, but now I’m a man,” shouted Foxy Shazam singer Eric Nally — Welcome to Buzzfest 28.

A festival that began as a yearly event in 1995 sponsored by KTBZ 94.5 The Buzz eventually became so popular that organizers decided to do it bi-annually and it has yet to disappoint.

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Ford Pavilion will host the first ever Mass Chaos Tour with co-headliners Godsmack and Staind on Tuesday, April 24 with gates opening at 5:30 p.m.

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A rock concert this big means it can only be held in one place — Ford Pavilion. The Mass Chaos Tour with co-headliners Godsmack and Staind sharing headlining status will roll into Beaumont on Tuesday, April 24 with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. with a showtime of 6:30 p.m. Also performing will be Halestorm and Man Made Machine.

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I’ve been a Shinedown fan since the early days, IE: Leave a Whisper, so I never miss a chance to see and listen to Brent Smith’s vocals. I last saw the band in 2010 when they headlined the inaugural Carnival of Madness Tour (Aug. 21, 2010) at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion hear in Houston.

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It would be somewhat of a fib to say the Toadies are back though they took a small break several years ago. The alternative rockers from Fort Worth have decided to return to the stage and bring along some new music with them.

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