Music

Kenny G

Take a joyous ride through the smooth sounds of jazz with the one-and-only Kenny G when he performs at the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles on Friday, Dec. 8, for his Miracles Holiday & Hits Tour at 8:30 p.m. The 61-year-old Kenny G has sold more than 75 million albums, and the Grammy winner is touring in support Miracles: The Holiday Album, which has sold 8 million copies. In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 23 albums, Kenny G has solidified his reputation as the premier saxophonist in contemporary jazz.

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David Joel

It’s a country Home for the Holidays concert featuring David Joel at Sawdust Saloon on Friday, Dec. 8, with doors opening at 7 p.m. for ages 18 and older. Raised in Beaumont, Joel first picked up a guitar at the age of 9. With hard work, persistence, and a little divine intervention, he launched his music career. Joel’s musical talents, high energy and friendly, outgoing personality keep his audiences entertained and kicking up their heels.

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Wynonna & the Big Noise

Wynonna Judd will make her first ever stop in Beaumont on Friday, Dec. 8, at Ford Arena with her band The Big Noise as the concert will feature a mix of holiday favorites and Wynonna’s biggest hits. To make it even more special, Ford Park will be hosting a special pre-concert Wine Tasting at Wynonna event. Tickets for the Wine Tasting at Wynonna event are just $15, and will include six samples of a diverse selection of wines along with a cheese and fruit display to cleanse your pallet. Doors for the wine tasting will open at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 8, and will remain open until 7 p.m.

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Urban Pioneers at Neches Brewing Company Port Neches on December 2nd

Mix one part Texas fiddle and one part Tennessee banjo, add doghouse bass and a splash of guitar and you have a delicious cocktail for your ears known as the Urban Pioneers. Jared McGovern (banjo, vocals), Liz Sloan (fiddle, vocals) and Martin Sargent (bass) will return to perform at the Neches Brewing Company on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. This string band hammers out a variety of original songs that encompass old time hillbilly music, western swing, rockabilly and even a few Gypsy songs for good measure. Neches Brewing Company is at 1108 Port Neches Ave.

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LN & The Crush

Head over to Luke’s Icehouse at 2325 Calder Ave. in Beaumont on Friday evening, Dec. 1 to check out local act LN & The Crush. Lead vocalist Ellen Radford, who was singing before she could talk and by the time she was 8, was sitting in with local bands belting out both classic and modern hits. She has performed with the likes of Johnny Winter, rock guitar legend George Lynch, Nic Armstrong, Vinny Appice of Black Sabbath, and Brad Whitford of Aerosmith. The Crush consists of Axel Wisor on guitar, Chris Boaz on bass and drummer Zach Martin.

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Steel Panther

I've never passed up a chance to see the self-proclaimed "World's Greatest Metal Band" Steel Panther in concert. Michael, Lexxi, Satchel and Stix were supposed to be a part of the two-day Houston Open Air Festival, which was cancelled due to the ravish flooding of Hurricane Harvey.

Music fans were fortunate enough that several of those bands on the festival including Stone Sour and Steel Panther then scheduled dates at nearby venues. The Stone Sour, Steel Panther, Cherry Bomb Tour played the Revention Music Center on Oct. 15.

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A can’t miss concert is going down on Saturday, Nov. 25, with “A Very ’80s Thanksgiving” featuring one of the most popular party bands in North America — The Spazmatics. The nerds, which include Al, Bjorn, Joey and Ralphie, will play at the Backyard Dance Hall with doors opening at 7 p.m. for ages 18 years and older. Tickets start at $19 and can be purchased online at ticketfly.com or at the venue (3871 Stagg Drive, Beaumont).

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Jake Worthington will perform at the Dixie Dance Hall on Crockett Street in downtown Beaumont on Friday, Nov. 25, at 8 p.m. Worthington, from La Porte, was the runner-up of Season 6 of NBC’s hit reality show The Voice in 2014. He’s covered songs “Right Here Waiting” by Richard Marx and “Don’t Close Your Eyes” by the late Keith Whitley; both reached the Billboard Heatseekers Top 20. His version of “Heaven,” originally performed by Bryan Adams, went to No. 3 on Billboard Country Top Digital songs.

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Wynonna Judd will make her first ever stop in Beaumont on Friday, Dec 8 at Ford Arena with her band The Big Noise. The concert will feature a mix of holiday favorites and Wynonna’s biggest hits.

Respected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music and her undeniable talent, Wynonna’s rich and commanding voice has sold over 30 million albums worldwide spanning a remarkable 33-year career.

In 1984, Wynonna teamed with her mother Naomi, and the duo debuted as The Judds and released the album Why Not Me that went on to sell more than 2 million copies.

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Four-time Texas Female Vocalist of the Year Bri Bagwell will perform at the Jefferson Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 16, and bring along some friends including Rich O’Toole, and The Broken Spokes. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door.

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