Houston outfit The Suffers will headline the City of Beaumont’s 13th Annual Jazz + Blues Fest scheduled for Saturday, June 20, at the downtown Event Centre Lake at 4 p.m. Tickets are $15 and go on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m. via ticketmaster.com or the Beaumont Civic Center box office. Kids 12 and under are free.
The Suffers (whose name is a reference to the 1978 Jamaican film “Rockers” starring Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace, Jacob Miller and BurningSpear) have been on a steady grind since 2011. There is a contagious and combustible energy every time the eight-piece band steps on the scene. Following The Suffers' electrifying late night TV debut on “The Late Show” in 2015, host David Letterman exclaimed, "If you can't do this, get out of the business."
They’ve been touted as a “contemporary version of the great R&B/funk bands of ‘70s and ‘80s...Rufus, Earth, Wind & Fire, Kool & The Gang, with a powerful lead vocalist.”
Also performing at this year’s festival is Paul Childers, Ole Lonesome and Dean James.
Patrons will also enjoy specialty craft beer, food trucks and fun for the entire family.
For more information, view discoverbeaumont.com or call (409) 838-3435.