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Singer, songwriter and master guitarist Hamilton Loomis returns to Madison’s on Dowlen this Friday, Nov. 18, for ages 21 and older. “If blues, soul, and rock can be said to form a triangle, you’ll find Hamilton Loomis right in the center of it,” says Guitar Player magazine.

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Courville’s, tickets are still available for Walt Wilkins and the Mystiqueros on Friday, Dec. 23, and Zac Wilkerson and Midnight River Choir on Thursday, Dec. 29. Tickets are $30 and include a buffet dinner. Wilkins is no stranger to Courville’s (1744 Rose Lane, Beaumont).

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National country recording artist Lonestar will headline Freedom Fest outside at Ford Pavilion on Sunday, Oct. 30, with gates opening at 2 p.m. Lawn seats are $5, and seating under the pavilion will be $25. Tickets for the event can be purchased online at eventbrite.com or at Ford Park.

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Pioneering contemporary Christian recording artist Carman returns to the stage once again after a life-threatening battle with cancer. He presents a brand new concept, appropriately named “CinemaSonic Experience” — a concert, movie, play and crusade all in one.

Surrounded by six giant LED screens, Carman will bring people out of their seats and rolls back the clock. It’s an evening of miracles; the first is seeing a man who’s led over a million people to Christ shake off certain death to once again dazzle the crowds.

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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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New Orleans folk singer Andrew Duhon will perform at Courville’s on Thursday, Oct. 20, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased by calling (409) 860-9811. As always, Courville’s famous buffet dinner is included. Duhon, a teller of stories, has released three records, and his last, The Moorings, was nominated for a Grammy.

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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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