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Cody Johnson

Known as the “Alligator Capital of Texas,” Anahuac will host the annual Texas Gator Fest from Friday, Sept. 11 – Sunday, Sept. 13, on the grounds of the historic Fort Anahuac Park (1704 S. Main St). It’s airboats, alligators, carnival rides, vendors, Cajun food and good music. Tickets are $15 (ages 12 and older) each day while seniors (65 and older) and children (5 and under) pay $5. Festival hours are 6:15 p.m.

Tracy Byrd

Texas Country Music Hall of Fame artist Tracy Byrd will perform at Isle of Capri in Lake Charles on Friday, Sept. 16, at 8 p.m. Tickets for this 21-and-older show are $15-$25 and can be purchased online at isleofcapricasinos.com. Born in Vidor, Byrd has nine studio albums, more than 30 songs charted with a slew of No.


Sojourn Church and The Boomtown Film and Music Festival will a host free outdoor screening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at the Event Centre on Sept. 10, beginning at dusk, around 6 p.m.

No theater in the galaxy could hold an adventure this big, so the movie will be projected onto a gigantic 30-foot by 60-foot screen inflated on the Great

Lawn in front of Beaumont’s the Event Centre just off MLK Parkway in Beaumont.

Travis Tritt

Travis Tritt will perform at the Jefferson Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 26, at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the Beaumont Civic Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations and on Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000.


It’s a double dose of Classic Movie Night this weekend inside the historic Jefferson Theatre (345 Fannin) in downtown Beaumont beginning Friday, Aug. 26, with the Academy Award winning 1987 romantic feature Dirty Dancing followed on Saturday, Aug. 27, by Toy Story 2, with proceeds from that showing benefitting the Orange Shriners.