Lake Charles

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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Four-time Grammy nominated rock act The Fray will perform at Liquid Society Party by the Pool at L’auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles on Thursday, July 21, with gates opening at 7 p.m. Tickets for this 21-and-older show are $35 and are purchased at the gate. From Colorado, four-piece The Fray has been compared to the likes of Coldplay and has released four studio albums, with two reaching platinum status.

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Golden Nugget in Lake Charles will host ’70s rock act America on Friday, July 1, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for this 21-and-older show are $27.50-$37.50 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or at the venue.

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The Ruxpins

The Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau is hosting its annual “Celebrate Independence Day” on Monday, July 4, beginning at 7 p.m. with a live concert from the local Americana rock act The Ruxpins at the Riverfront Pavilion.

At 9 p.m. an unbelievable fireworks show will light up the Orange sky. The event is free and there will be plenty of kids events, snow cones, drinks and more. No pets are allowed.

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Platinum recording rock band Third Eye Blind will perform at the Liquid Society Party by the Pool concert series at L’Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles on Thursday, June 30, with gates opening at 7 p.m. Tickets for the 21-and-older show are $25 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com. They will be $35 at the gate. From San Francisco, the band formed in 1993 and the lineup still consists of original vocalist Stephan Jenkins and drummer Brad Hargreaves.

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International successful rock act The Guess Who will perform inside the Grand Event Center at the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles, La., on Friday, June 17, 8:30 p.m. Tickets for this 21 and older show are $27.50-$36.50 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com. From Winnipeg, Canada, the group formed in 1965 and the current lineup features two originals in Jim Kale (bass, vocals) and Garry Peterson (drums, vocals).

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