Clay Walker to headline Beaumont Boys weekend

The annual Beaumont Boys Bash weekend is set for April 14-17 with money raised supporting the Hughen Center, which is celebrating its 75th year.

The event begins April 14 at the MCM Eleganté with the wild game dinner with Zona Jones featuring celebrity chef Grady Spears, who is the official chef of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Performing will be Andy Griggs and Daryle Singletary.

The Bum Phillips Charity Golf Tournament at Bayou Din Golf Course will be April 14 and will be hosted by Bum Phillips along with former Houston Oilers Dan Pastorini, Willie Alexander, David Carter and Robert Hurst.

Later that evening, the attention will turn to the Dixie Dance Hall on Crockett Street for Songwriter’s Night with performances by Wynn Varble, Byron Hill, Kevin Denney and Blue Broussard. Tickets are $15 in advance and doors will open at 9 p.m.

On April 15, Clay Walker will headline an outdoor concert on Crockett Street with special guests Neal McCoy and Jones. Other special guests that evening includes Phillips, Kevin Millar and Miss Texas 2010, Ashley Melnick.

Tickets for this event are $20 in advance and gates will open at 2 p.m. Those can be purchased at all Fastlane locations and Ticketmaster locations including ticketmaster.com.

For more information, visit beaumontboys.org or call Monte Osburn at (409) 983-6659.

Area festivals are underway and entertainment for Riverfest at Riverfront Park in Port Neches will be Kevin Fowler on April 29 and Craig Morgan on April 30. Tickets for each show are $10 each.

Fowler is no stranger to Southeast Texas and Morgan has had several hits on the Top 10 country charts, which are “Almost Home,” “Little Bite of Life,” “International Harvester,” “Bonfire,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” “Love Remembers” and his only No. 1, “That’s What I Love About Sunday.”

Drowning Pool has been selling out shows across the nation and they will return to Beaumont for the first time since 2008 when they headline a rock show at The Gig on Thursday, April 21, at 8 pm.

Tickets are $21 and can be purchased at area Florida Tans locations and online at thegigbeaumont.com.

The four-piece from Dallas is touring in support of last year’s self-titled release on Eleven Seven. The first two singles, “Feel Like I Do” and “Turn So Cold,” were Top 10 hits on the mainstream rock charts.

Other popular songs are “Step Up,” “Soldiers,” “Enemy,” “37 Stitches” and the highly successful “Bodies.”

Also scheduled to perform are Trust Company, Anew Revolution and Static Cycle.

Buzzfest XXVI will be Sunday, May 1, at the Cynthia Mitchell Woodlands Pavilion and scheduled to play are Jane’s Addiction, Seether, Neon Trees and A Day To Remember. The complete lineup will be announced March 17.

Verizon Wireless Theater in Houston announced three new shows beginning April 16 with Saliva and Rev Theory sharing the stage. Tickets are $29-$15.Primus, who gave us “My Name Is Mud” and “Jerry Was a Race Car Driver,” will play May 23 ($39.50-$29.50) and Cage The Elephant is May 27 ($25-$22.50).Warehouse Live continues to be a player on the live music scene just west of us. National acts playing that venue are Duran Duran on April 6 (sold out), A Day To Remember on April 13 ($27.50), the Toadies on April 15 ($25), Devin the Dude on April 30 ($25), Dredg on May 26 ($15) and Face To Face on June 2 ($22-$20).

Shows at both Verizon Wireless Theater and Warehouse Live are all ages.

Former Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr was found dead in his home near Salt Lake City on March 22.

According to the Salt Lake City Police Department, officers responded to his home and found the 44-year-old. No other details have been made public.Starr was the original bassist for the Seattle band and left them in 1993. He recently appeared on the third season of VH1’s Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.The Beastie Boys announced on their Web site release date of May 3 for Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 and artwork for the album. It’s their first release since the 2007 instrumental The Mix-Up.

Slipknot has found a replacement for bassist Paul Gray, who died of an accidental overdose last year, in original bassist Donnie Steele. The band will begin a summer tour in Greece on June. 17.  

Sublime With Rome, which features the two surviving members of Sublime with singer Rome Ramirez, will release a new album for the first time since 1996. It will come out in the summer and a tour will follow.

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