Music

The Vidor Chamber of Commerce presents the Texas Star Music Festival and Texas Bar-B-Q Fest on April 24-27 at Conn Park located near I-10 and Old Hwy 90 in Vidor. Over 40 cook teams will be competing and festivalgoers can enjoy plenty of good food, vendors, carnival rides and live entertainment. Admission is $2 per person with a parking fee of $5.

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The 11th annual Gulf Coast Gala will be rocking to the sounds of legendary rock-n-roll musician Johnny Rivers on Saturday, April 26, at 6 p.m. inside the Carl Parker Center on the campus of Lamar State College-Port Arthur. Individual tickets to this formal event are $125.

Rivers has had nine Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and 17 in the Top 40 from 1964-1977. In total, he has sold over 30 million records and collected 17 gold records, 29 chart hits and two Grammy Awards.

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Kip Winger and the boys of Winger are back with a brand new 10-track album titled Better Days Comin’, due out tomorrow on Frontier Records.

Of course, everyone knows Winger — the New York City rockers who gave us songs like “Seventeen,” “Headed for a Heartbreak,” “Can’t Get Enuff,” which are tunes that are etched in the pages of rock history.

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The daily band lineup is now available for Rocklahoma, America’s biggest Memorial Day Weekend party.

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With more than 20 million albums sold, national rock act 3 Doors Down have announced a special summer tour titled “3 Doors Down Acoustic — Songs from the Basement” with a date in Beaumont on Saturday, Aug. 30 in the historic Jefferson Theatre. Tickets for this all ages show go on sale this Saturday, April 19, at 10 a.m. via the Beaumont Civic Center box office for $65, $47.50, $35. Tickets can also be purchased at other Ticketmaster outlets including ticketmaster.com and by phone at (800) 745-300.

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Wayne Toups

Certainly one of the most exciting musicians to come out of Acadiana is Wayne Toups. This Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and accordionist created his own style of music, Zydecajun — a fusion of Cajun sounds and the rhythms of zydeco, with elements of soul music and southern rock mixed in.

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It’s not often you can get to hear an acoustic performance from one of the best rock bands of our generation. With that said, fans can enjoy “An Evening With Sevendust” acoustic tour on Friday, April 4 at Scout Bar in Houston at 7 p.m. The band also announced the acoustic show will play Beaumont on Thursday, June 19 at The Gig on Crockett Street.

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Frank Davis & The Touching Hearts Band invites the public to an evening of fellowship, classic country music, dancing and lots of fun Saturday, March 22, beginning at 7 p.m. at 2499 Clearlake Road in Kountze. The party offers everyone a chance to show support for the new band with a minimum donation of $20 to go toward sound equipment and advertising. Bring a lawn chair and beverages to wash down homemade pizza.

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He has one of the most recognizable voices in the music world, which helped him earn a place in rock history by winning a Grammy with the band Creed who went on to sell more than 30 million records.

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Photo by Dove Shore

Grammy nominated and EDM legend Steve Aoki returns to Houston TX to perform at the Bayou Music Theater (520 Texas Ave) headlining the "Aokify America Tour" on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 8 p.m. Tickets for this all ages show are $31 and can be purchased at the venue or Ticketmaster outlets.

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