Lake Charles

Gladys Wojcik, owner of Nederland Jewelers in Beaumont, with jewelry designer Gr

Gregg Ruth has been creating designer jewelry for three decades, with stores in New York City and California. He made one of his regular trips to Southeast Texas and Louisiana, visiting Nederland Jewelers in Beaumont on Dec. 21 to meet with local collectors.

Ruth is well known for his colored stones, especially his pink and yellow diamonds. All of his pieces are unique and issued in a limited edition. 

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Cheap Trick

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame act Cheap Trick will perform at the Grand Event Center inside the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles on Friday, Jan. 13, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $40-$70 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or at the venue. The lineup includes Rob Zander on vocals, Rick Nielsen on guitar, Tom Petersson on bass and Dax Nielsen, Rick’s son, on drums.

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Pro wrestling fans are in a frenzy as two events will be held in the area beginning with Hurricane Pro Wrestling returning to the Beaumont Civic Center on Saturday, Jan. 7 with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 or a family four-pack for $30 and can be purchased online at hurricanepro.info or at the door.

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The iconic musician and cannabis activist Willie Nelson will perform inside the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on Friday, Nov 18, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for this 21-and-older show are $70-$120 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com. Nelson, who was born in the small town of Abbott, Texas, is now 83 but can still put on quite the performance.

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Bret Michaels will perform inside the Grand Event Center at the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles on Friday, Oct. 28, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for this 21-and-older show are $20-$35 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or at the venue.

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ZZ Top

Every girl crazy ‘bout a sharp dressed man. Or so says ZZ Top. Here’s your chance to see the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group Saturday, Oct. 22, inside the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget in Lake Charles at 8 p.m. Tickets for this 21-and-older show are $65-$80 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com.

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Grammy Award winning comedic duo Cheech & Chong will perform at the Grand Event Center inside the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 8 p.m. Tickets for this 21-and-older show are $40-$65 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or at the venue. Richard “Cheech” Marin and Tommy Chong met in Vancouver during the late ’60s and moved to Los Angeles and released their first self-titled comedy album in 1971; they went on to release 10 more.

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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.

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BJ Thomas and Gary Puckett

The Golden Nugget in Lake Charles, La., welcomes BJ Thomas and Gary Puckett on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 8 p.m. Tickets for this 21-and-older show are $20-$45 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or at the venue. Thomas, 74, is a graduate of Lamar Consolidated near Houston and has been performing since the early ’60s.

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The season finale of Liquid Society Party by the Pool concert series at L’auberge Casino in Lake Charles is Thursday, July 28, with national touring alternative rock acts American Authors and Sister Hazel. Gates open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 for ages 21 and older. From Brooklyn, the foursome has released two albums and had three radio hits including “Believer,” “Go Big or Go Home” and the 2013 No.

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