Summer Concerts

Summer Concerts

Summer doesn’t officially start until June 20, but as the air outside heats up, so does the local and regional concert calendar. From monster arena shows to outdoor pavilions and pool parties on down to small clubs, the 2017 summer lineup looks to have plenty of variety for music lovers of all kinds.

Beaumont has plenty to look forward to, especially at the downtown venues, as Texas country artists Bruce Robinson and brother Charlie perform on the “My Brother & Me Acoustic Tour” at the Jefferson Theatre on Thursday, July 13, with tickets starting at $25.

Back by popular demand, the Liverpool Legends Beatles Tribute Band returns Saturday, Aug. 5, to the Jefferson with tickets set at $25.

Newly announced, Ezra Charles presents “The Story of Boogie Woogie” in a new theatrical show that traces the history of one of America’s favorite musical form Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Jefferson. Tickets start at $20.

Grammy winner and living legend Smokey Robinson will play the Beaumont Civic Center on Thursday, Sept. 26 ($35-$125).

A few tickets ($40) remain for country singer/songwriter Radney Foster at Courville’s on Wednesday, June. 28.

Houston

If you aren’t scared to sweat a little, the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion has plenty of good rock shows, beginning July 19 with Third Eye Blind ($25-$95), followed by the Bud Light Weenie Roast featuring Chevelle and Blue October on July 22 ($9.45-$65), the great Nickelback with Daughtry on July 28 ($27.50-$129.50), REO Speedwagon and Styx on July 29 ($27.50-$99.50), Incubus on Aug. 4 ($29.50-$115), John Mayer on Aug. 6 ($41-$165), Deep Purple on Aug. 18 ($25-$99.50), Lady Antebellum on Aug. 27 ($30.75-$80.75), One Republic on Sept. 12 ($25-$145) and Matchbox 20 on Sept. 30 ($29.50-$99.50).

If sitting outside in the Texas heat is too much, then head over to the Toyota Center in downtown Houston starting this weekend on Sunday, June 18, with Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull ($39.95-$189.95).

Other big shows at the Toyota Center include Iron Maiden on June 21 ($69.50-$99.50), Roger Waters on July 6 ($55-$250), Kendrick Lamar on July 15 ($49.50-$225), the legendary Neil Diamond on July 16 ($39.50-$150), Shawn Mendes on July 22 ($47.50-$67.50), James Taylor with Bonnie Raitt on Aug. 1 ($66-$100), Lionel Ritchie and Mariah Carey on Aug. 4 ($39.95-$500), Queen starring Adam Lambert on Aug. 5 (49.50-$175), Ed Sheeran on Aug. 19 ($39.50-$99.50), Linkin Park on Aug. 22 ($39.50-$129.50) and Janet Jackson on Sept. 9 ($35-$150).

 

Just southwest of Houston in Sugar Land sits the newly erected Smart Financial Centre that seats around 6,400 people. On its summer concert dockets is John Mellencamp on June 22 ($59.50-$129.50), Santana on July 3 ($69.50-$175), Rod Stewart with Cyndi Lauper ($94.50-$154.40), The Avett Brothers on Aug. 18 ($49.50-$75), ZZ Top on Sept. 10 ($65-$125) and the “Red Rocker” Sammy Hagar on Sept. 15 ($59.50-$99.50).

 

Tilman J. Fertitta’s Golden Nugget in nearby Lake Charles literally has concerts every weekend. Big names scheduled inside the Grand Event Center are 3 Doors Down on June 30 ($55 and up), Diana Ross on July 1 ($70-$90), Sheryl Crow on July 3 ($75 and up), Dennis Miller on July 8 ($40-$80) and Kool & The Gang on Sept. 16 ($45-$85).

Something new this summer at the Nugget is the H20 Concert Series outdoor poolside show beginning July 7 with the I Love the 90s Tour featuring performances by Vanilla Ice, Coolio, Salt N Pepa, Tone Loc, Young MC and Color Me Badd. Tickets start at $45.

 

Bocephus — otherwise known as Hank Williams Jr. — will perform outdoors at H20 on July 14 ($65 and up), as will Jason Derulo on Aug. 4 ($55 and up) and Flo Rida on Aug. 11 ($35-$70).

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