photo courtesy of Lamar University

Elegance and sophistication will be the hallmarks of the night as Lamar University celebrates the party of the year with Le Grand Bal: “An Evening of Art,” on Saturday, March 22.

David Joel (courtesy photo)

Texans know country music, and Southeast Tex­as has birthed its fair share of singing sensations from Tracey Byrd and Mark Chestnut to the legendary George Jones.

Sally Struthers

Winner of 10 Tony Awards includ­ing Best Musical, Hello, Dolly! is one of the most enduring Broadway classics, and it comes to the Lutcher Theater for two shows on Wednes­day, March 26, and Thursday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $65-$35 and can be purchased at the Lutcher, online at lutcher.org or by phone at (409) 886-5535.

Ronnie Milsap

Delta Downs welcomes six-time Grammy Award win­ning country singer Ronnie Milsap on Saturday, March 22, at 7 p.m. Tickets for this 21-and-older show are $30 or $25 and can be purchased at the venue or ticketmaster. com.

Turnpike Troubadours

From Oklahoma, the Turn­pike Troubadours will per­form at the Dixie Dance Hall on Crockett Street on Thurs­day, March 20, with doors opening at 7 p.m. for ages 18 years and older.

Touring in support of their third album, Goodbye Normal Street, which reached No. 14 on the Bill­board country chart, the Turn­pike Troubadours name is derived from the bumpy Oklahoma toll roads and their hard living, folk singing heroes.