The Sesame Street gang returns to Ford Park Arena this weekend for its annual visit to Southeast Texas as “Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend” will be featured at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 26; 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 27; and 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 28. Tickets are $15-$30 each at all Ticketmaster outlets and the Ford Park box office. Courtesy Photo

By Tommy Mann Jr. – For The Record

This week’s entertainment schedule has nearly something for everyone with big events such as “Riverdance” in Orange, national acts in Lake Charles and family entertainment in Beaumont. More information on local music acts and venues can be found at www.localmusicguide.net.

Wednesday, Feb. 24

“Riverdance” @ Lutcher Theater

Heart and Soul @ The Boudain Hut

Lee Pelly @ Buffalo Wild Wings

Clint Faulk @ Cafe Del Rio

Curse and the Cure @ The Capri Club

Joe Ecker @ Cigar Club

Chester Daigle @ Ember Grille and Wine Bar

Dead Horse Trauma, Angel Siren, Skanky Dave and the Bumpin’ Uglies, Lost Cause @ The Gig

Josh Taylor @ Jack Daniels Bar and Grill

Caylan Daughrity @ Luke’s Beaumont

Alex Rozell @ Luke’s Mid County

The SLAGS @ Rush Lounge

Mike Zito @ Tammy’s Bar

Scott McGill @ Tia Juanita’s Fish Camp

Thursday, Feb. 25

“Riverdance” @ Lutcher Theater

Creeping Phlox @ Bar Local

Scott McGill, Mike Zito @ The Bayou Cafe #2

The New Waves @ Blue Martini

Heart and Soul @ The Boudain Hut

Curse and the Cure @ Cafe Del Rio

Uncle Lucius @ Courville’s

Danny Dillon, Lee Pelly, John Teague, Jerrett Zoch @ Dixie Dancehall

Rusty Yates @ Ember Grille and Wine Bar

Larry Tillery and the Vagabond Dreamers @ Good Times Pub

Michael Krajicek @ The Grill

Put Johnson, Tyler Darby and Nathan Currie @ La Cantina – PA

The Cadillacs @ Larry’s French Market

Alex Rozell @ Luke’s Beaumont

Tyler Darby @ Luke’s Mid County

Hank and Cupcakes, Pagoda Mambo @ Luna Live

BB and Company @ Mackenzie’s Pub

Dustin Ringler and Edwin Worthy @ Madison’s

Gregg Martinez and the Delta Kings @ Mikko Live

Jerry D and Rockin’ Randy @ Orange VFW Hall

John Cessac @ Paul’s Seafood

The SLAGS @ Rush Lounge

Scott McGill @ Tia Juanita’s Fish Camp

Friday, Feb. 26

Melissa Etheridge @ Golden Nugget Casino

Jabour Bakla @ L’Auberge Casino Resort

“Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend” @ Ford Park Arena

Toe Up @ 171 Junction Roadhouse

Curse and the Cure @ The Bayou Cafe #2

The New Waves @ Blue Martini

Creole Cookin’ @ The Boudain Hut

The Flava Band @ Cafe Del Rio

Vegas Bayou, Cedryl Ballou and the Zydeco Trendsetters @ Caribbean Cove

Alex Rozell @ Cecil’s Cajun Cafe

Sidereal Affinity, Sadistic Hospitality @ The Center Stage

Brittany Pfantz @ Cigar Club

Danny Dillon and West 105 @ Cottons Cay

Brad Brinkley and Comfort Zone @ Cowboy’s

Minority Stone @ Dylan’s

Rusty Yates @ Ember Grille and Wine Bar

Joe Harmon and the Harmonics @ Gator Lounge

Larry Tillery @ Jack Daniels Bar and Grill

The Molly Ringwalds @ Jerry Nelson’s Hill Country

Ken Marvel Band @ Larry’s French Market

LN and the Crush @ Luke’s Beaumont

Jimmy Kaiser @ Luke’s Mid County

Viridian, Dark Side of the Lake @ Luna Live

Rainy and the B Sides @ Mackenzie’s Pub

Orphan Annie @ Madison’s

Safira @ Mikko Live

Lochness Mobsters, The Be Helds @ My Place American Pub

Wayne Cook @ New York Pizza Pasta – Calder

Rick Danna @ New York Pizza Pasta – Neches

Party@Joe’s @ Rush Lounge

Earl Collins @ Suga’s Deep South

Rod Rishard @ Taco Rey

Trevor Batson and Ryan Gist @ Thirsty’s

Scott McGill @ Tia Juanita’s Fish Camp

John Cessac @ Vidor VFW Hall

Alter Ego @ White Horse Bar and Grill

Saturday, Feb. 27

“Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend” @ Ford Park Arena

Prime Time @ 171 Junction Roadhouse

Sean Ardoin @ Benoit’s Louis Hall

The New Waves @ Blue Martini

Creole Cookin’ @ The Boudain Hut

Center Stage @ Cafe Del Rio

Curse and the Cure @ The Capri Club

Brad Brinkley and Comfort Zone, Vegas Bayou @ Caribbean Cove

Keith Kire @ Cecil’s

Wayne Dylan @ Cigar Club

Tyler Darby and the Train Wreck, Jefferson Revival @ Dylan’s

Rusty Yates @ Ember Grille and Wine Bar

Joe Mendoza and The Shuffle Kings @ The Embers Club

Trevor Batson and Ryan Gist @ French Quarter Bar and Grill

Joe Harmon and the Harmonics @ Gator Lounge

Total Strangers @ The Gig

Alex Rozell @ The Grill

Charlie Robison, Cody Canada and the Departed @ Jerry Nelson’s Hill Country

Chris Miller and Bayou Roots @ Larry’s French Market

Louisiana’s Bad Habit @ Loggerheads Bar

Pug Johnson @ Luke’s Mid County

Mid Life Crisis @ Mackenzie’s Pub

The Ruxpins, The Ramblin Boys @ Madison’s

The Nameless, Fuzzy Junkies, Juxtapose @ My Place American Pub

Tracy McGinnis, Jessie Rauser, Kim Janes @ Putter’s Deli

Party@Joe’s @ Rush Lounge

Billy Kenner Project @ Suga’s Deep South

Realign @ Tammy’s Bar

Tony Faulk @ Texas Ave Tavern

Forever Forgotten, Of Course Not @ Texas Rose Saloon

Ghostwriter @ Thirsty’s

Courtney Hale Revia @ Vine 2 Wine

John Cessac and The Outlaws @ White Horse Bar and Grill

Sunday, Feb. 28

“Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend” @ Ford Park Arena

Clint Faulk @ The Boudain Hut

Scott McGill @ The Boudain Hut North

Chester and Jairus Daigle @ Jack Daniels Bar and Grill

Zydecane @ Jefferson County Singles Club

Wayne Cook @ Suga’s Deep South

Trees on Mars, Colossi @ Texas Rose Saloon

Monday, Feb. 29

Kevin Lambert @ Ember Grille and Wine Bar

Tuesday, March 1

“Goodnight Moon” @ Lutcher Theater

The Lakeview Band @ Cafe Del Rio

LN and the Crush @ Madison’s

Kris Harper @ Rush Lounge

Jimmy Kaiser @ Tradewinds Tavern