Music

Paul Childers

The City of Beaumont will host Oktoberfest at Rogers Park on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 3-8 p.m., a free event for all agents. There will be a beer garden, food and plenty of entertainment from performances by Paul Childers, Mayeaux & Broussard and a polka performance from the Royal Klobasneks. From Nashville, Childers is a new breed of singer/songwriters and guitarists. He is trying to challenge everything you thought you knew about the future of music.

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Texas native and musician Cody Johnson will perform at Ford Arena on Friday, Nov. 17, as a part of the Concerts For The Coast series, with 100 percent of the net proceeds benefiting Johnson’s own Cojo Foundation, which will then donate the money directly back into the market that raised the money.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, Sept. 22, at 10 a.m. on ticketmaster.com and the Ford Park box office, with prices starting at $20.

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Enjoy Chris Isaak’s soaring falsetto voice on Saturday, Sept. 23, when the 61-year-old musician performs at the Grand Event Center inside the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles, La., at 8 p.m.

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Gal Holiday & The Honky Tonk Revue returns to the Logon Café on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 9 p.m. The group was at the vanguard of New Orleans’ now-thriving country scene when forming over a decade ago, combining evocative songwriting, impeccable musicianship, and a twinge of punk sensibility with infectious Western swing energy. “The Gal” is Vanessa Niemann, an Appalachian-born songstress who has lent her powerful voice and magnetic stage presence to various musical projects in New Orleans and around the country.

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Ray Johnston

Jerry Nelson’s Backyard Dance Hall has teamed up with Kinsel Ford to host a free concert this Friday, Sept. 22 — Texas Strong — featuring a headlining performance by the Ray Johnston Band with special guests Jamie Talbert & The Band of Demons and the John Thibodeaux Band. Johnston signed with the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks in 2004 but was diagnosed with leukemia shortly after and he focused his attention on music. Johnston now performs more than 120 shows per year and has seen seven of his songs enter the Texas Music Chart.

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