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The cooler temperatures are right around the corner, and beginning Oct. 5, the Miller Branch Library will present free “Music on the Patio” program for kids from toddlers up to 5-year-olds every Wednesday from 10:30-11:00 a.m. on the Miller Patio.

Enjoy finger plays, sing-a-longs, musical instruments, dance and so much more.

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Two of the biggest names in the metal rock world have joined together for a co-headlining Return of the Dreads summer tour with legendary acts Korn and Rob Zombie, along with special guest In This Moment. The show plays the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavil­ion on Wednesday, Aug. 3, with gates opening at 5:30 p.m.

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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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The Gig on Crockett Street just recently announced that ’80s rockers Great White will perform on Friday, July 22, at 8 p.m. Tickets for this 18-and-older show are $20. There are two versions of the ’80s rock act Great White touring, and this one includes 55-year-old vocalist Jack Russell.

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Gaming fans will want to don their nerdy bowties and experience the Houston Symphony’s Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy on Saturday, July 23, at Jones Hall (615 Louisiana St) in downtown at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices start at $22 and can be purchased online at houstonsymphony.org.

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Texas Country music singer/songwriter Kyle Park will play Saturday, July 16, at the Backyard Music Hall inside Jerry Nelson’s Hill Country at 3871 Stagg Drive at the Gateway Shopping Center in Beaumont. Tickets for this 18-and-older show are $15-$27.50 and can be purchased online at jnhillcountry.com. Doors open at 7 p.m. Park, of Austin, has been performing since 2005 and has released seven studio albums, with his last coming last October in The Blue Roof Sessions.

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The Gig on Crockett Street in downtown Beaumont will host Summer Jam III headlined by rockers Podunk, along with special guests Knuckle Deep, Peace and the Chaos, and Curse & The Cure on Friday, July 15. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $15 for ages 18 and older.

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When Lenny Caballero was named City of Beaumont event facility coordinator in June of 2013, he had a vision.

“Some of my goals when I became director of event facilities was to hire the best staff in the world, bring quality entertainment at affordable prices and bring people to downtown Beaumont,” he said.

Just this year, Caballero and staff has hosted concerts such as Pat Benatar, the Beach Boys and Jerry Lee Lewis.

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New Mexico based acoustic trio Honeyhouse will perform at the Sunset Grove Country Club (2900 W. Sunset Drive) in Orange on Thursday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and there will be a cash bar.

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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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