Kool and the Gang, one of the most popular soul, funk, rhythm and blues bands of the 20th century, returns to the area and will perform Saturday, July 30, inside the Delta Downs Event Center in Vinton, La. for ages 21 and older. The band is best known for hits such as “Celebration,” “Get Down on It,” “Joanna,” “Jungle Boogie” and more. Courtesy Photo

Tommy Mann Jr. – For The Record

A great weekend of music events is on tap across Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana as summer continues to be red hot for music of all styles. Whether you enjoy acoustic music at an area eatery, rock or country at a late night spot or national acts performing across the Sabine River, there is plenty to choose from. Visit www.localmusicguide.net for links to artists and venues.

Wednesday, July 27

Pug Johnson @ Bar Local

Atomic @ Blue Martini

Tim Burge @ The Boudain Hut

Danny Dillon and Edwin Worthy @ Buffalo Wild Wings

John Cessac and Dennis Schaeffer @ Café Del Rio

John and Thomas Teague @ The Capri Club

Sabine River Bend Band @ Catfish Kitchen

Jimmy Kaiser @ The Grill

Kris Harper and Matt Moss @ Jack Daniels Bar and Grill

Electric Circus @ Rush Lounge

Curse and the Cure @ The West

Thursday, July 28

American Authors, Sister Hazel @ L’Auberge Casino Resort

Curse and the Cure @ The Bayou Cafe #2

Once the Dancefloor @ Blue Martini

Paul Orta and the Kingpins @ Cafe Del Rio

Skeeter Jones @ Good Times

Paul Gonsoulin @ The Grill

Jerry Dee @ Larry’s French Market

The Bernie Alan Band @ The Lone Wolf

Jimmy Kaiser @ Luke’s Icehouse Mid County

BB and Company @ Mackenzie’s Pub

Alex Rozell and Blake Sticker @ Madison’s

Danny Dillon and Aaron Sterling @ The Neches River Wheelhouse

Pleasures @ The Red Room

Electric Circus @ Rush Lounge

John Cessac and The Texas Outlaws @ Sawdust Saloon

Friday, July 29

Jana Kramer @ Golden Nugget Casino

Jon Wolfe, Josh Ward Band @ Jerry Nelson’s Hill Country

Once the Dancefloor @ Blue Martini

Creole Cookin’ @ The Boudain Hut

The Flava Band @ Cafe Del Rio

Keith Kire @ Cecil’s Cajun Cafe

Haywire @ Cottons Cay

Tim Burge @ Dylan’s

Waters Edge @ Gator Lounge

The Disgustoids, Primitive, White Trash Superstar @ The Gig

Kory Fontenot @ Jack Daniels Bar and Grill

Lee Pelly @ Just One More Tavern

Curse and the Cure @ La Voglia

“MARSHLAND FESTIVAL” feat. The Flamethrowers, Todd O’Neill, Keith Frank, Brad Broussard @ Lake Charles Civic Center

Pee Wee Bowen Band @ Larry’s French Market

Ruckus @ The Logon Cafe

David St. Romain @ The Lone Wolf

Blake Sticker @ Luke’s Icehouse Mid County

Dead Earth Politics, Choke, Broken By The Burden, Art of the Process @ Luna Live

Culverhouse @ Madison’s

Wayne Cook @ New York Pizza – Calder Ave.

Rick Danna @ New York Pizza – Neches St.

Alex Rozell @ Pine Tree Lodge

Caleb Williams @ The Rodair Roadhouse

Play It 4Ward @ Rush Lounge

Motorbud, The Lifeless Empire, Fulcrum Lake @ Texas Rose Saloon

Wes Hardin and Cody Schaeffer @ Thirsty’s

Bubba Moore, Jeff Simon and Toby Castro @ WineStyles

Saturday, July 30

Kool and the Gang @ Delta Downs Event Center

Jerry Jeff Walker @ Golden Nugget Casino

The Flava Band @ The Bayou Cafe #2

Once the Dancefloor @ Blue Martini

Creole Cookin’ @ The Boudain Hut

Mark and the Maniacs @ Cafe Del Rio

Crossroads @ The Capri Club

Tim Burge @ Cecil’s Cajun Cafe

The Big Thicket Band @ County Seat Music Hall – Kountze

Safety Patrol @ Dylan’s

Curse and the Cure @ The Embers Club

Waters Edge @ Gator Lounge

Zach Gonzalez @ The Grill

Aaron Sterling and Matt Lewis @ Hardheads

“MARSHLAND FESTIVAL” feat. Mo Pitney, Jamie Bergeron and Kickin’ Cajuns, Geno Delafose and French Rockin’ Boogie, Waters Edge, Krossfyre, John Dale Hebert and Friends, Louisiana Express with Johnnie Allan and Tommy McClain, Whiskey South @ Lake Charles Civic Center

Greg Martinez and The Delta Kings @ Larry’s French Market

Ruckus @ The Logon Cafe

The Dog Hill Stompers @ The Lone Wolf

Bronco Jr. @ Lucky Longhorn Casino

Mike Krajicek @ Luke’s Icehouse Mid County

The Kings of Mojo @ Mackenzie’s Pub

The Ruxpins, The Deltaz @ Madison’s

Signature @ Quaker Steak and Lube

Octopoodle, Total Strangers, Rob Wellz @ The Red Room

Play It 4Ward @ Rush Lounge

The Lakeview Band with Wayne Dylan @ Rusty Nail

Six String Mafia @ Ships Wheel

Rock Alley @ Texas Ave. Tavern

Texas Trash and the Trainwrecks, Poor Dumb Bastards, The Grundles, Semon Demon @ Texas Rose Saloon

Trevor Batson and Ryan Gist at Thirsty’s

Courtney Hale Revia @ Vine 2 Wine Winery

Monday, July 31

Kris Harper @ Blue Martini

Rockin’ Horse @ The Boudain Hut

Glenn Lenderman Band @ Jefferson County Singles Club

Bayou Sounds @ Pine Tree Lodge

Electric Circus @ Rush Lounge

Tuesday, Aug. 2

Caylan Daughrity @ Dylan’s

Richard LeBeouf and Two Step @ Dream Pool at Coushatta Casino

Young Valley, The Ramblin’ Boys @ The Logon Cafe

Good Grief, Kay Odyssey @ Victoria House