Music

It’s not every day you get to chat on the phone with one of the members of the greatest rock bands of all time — Aerosmith. For more than 40 years, the boys from Boston, Mass., have given us music lovers some of the best songs to ever come out of our speakers such as “Dream On,” “Sweat Emotion,” “Walk This Way,” “Come Together,” “Dude Looks Like a Lady,” “Angel,” “Ragdoll,” “Janie’s Got a Gun,” “Love in an Elevator,” “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing,” just to name a few.

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For those who’ve already purchased tickets, bravo, and those who haven’t — do so now. YES is scheduled for a Tuesday, Aug. 5 performance at the Bayou Music Center and will be playing, in it’s entirety the 1971 double-platinum record Fragile, the songs of the 1972 platinum album Close to the Edge along with all their greatest hits such as the 1980 smash hit, “Owner of a Lonely Heart.”

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The annual Freedom Festival Music & Fireworks Extravaganza is one of the most anticipated local events of the year and the sixth installment will take place on Saturday, July 5 from 3-10 p.m. at 2091 Hwy 109 South between Texas Longhorn and Delta Downs in Vinton, La. Musical performances include local acts Uhnayus, Curse & The Cure, Angel Siren, Stone Blind, All Things Undone, Three Legged Dawg, and Southern Boys Band.

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Grammy Award winning comedic duo Cheech & Chong will headline the Up In Smoke Tour on Friday, Aug. 22 at Ford Arena. On sale ticket information will be announced at a later date. Also performing will be American funk band, War.

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Platinum Hits Entertainment presents Zapp in concert on Friday, Aug. 1, at 8 p.m. inside the Julie Rogers Theatre. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at the Beaumont Civic Center box office or Ticketmaster outlets including ticketmaster.com.

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The River night club in Beaumont welcomes four-time Grammy Award winning country music artist Steve Wariner on Saturday, June 28 with doors at 7 p.m. Tickets for the 18 and older show are $30 and can be purchased at the venue or online at theriverbeaumont.com.

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If you are a fan of 80s rock music, then find your favorite glam rock metal T-shirt and head to the Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder, Louisiana for 80s Rock Weekend featuring two nights of rock music inside The Pavilion. Night Ranger will perform on Friday, June 27 with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the band taking the stage at 8 p.m.

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Comedian as well as Country music singer-songwriter Rodney Carrington returns to Beaumont to perform at the Julie Rogers Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. Tickets for the show, which are $39.75, will be available for purchase on Friday, June 20, at 10 a.m.

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Hip-hop, pop act Mindless Behavior will perform an all ages show at the Julie Rogers Theatre on Saturday, June 21 with doors opening at 6 p.m. Tickets for the show are $42.50, $37.50 and can be purchased at the Beaumont Civic Center box office or Ticketmaster outlets including by phone at (800) 745-3000.

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It’s a free concert to kickoff the summer concert series as national touring rock band Framing Hanley will perform an all ages show at Beautiful Mountain Skate Plaza (Beaumont Skate Plaza) on Saturday, June 14 located at the intersection of Laurel and Magnolia in downtown Beaumont beginning at 5 p.m.

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