By Tommy Mann Jr. – For The Record

We have reached the halfway point of 2016 and what a year it has been so far with amazing live entertainment across Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana. As good as the first part of the year has been, the second-half promises to be one to remember. Check out any one of the great music acts at area venues and for more information on artists and venue locations, visit or follow Local Music Guide on Facebook.

Wednesday, June 29

Pug Johnson @ Bar Local

John Cessac @ Buffalo Wild Wings

The Touching Hearts Band @ Cafe Del Rio

John and Thomas Teague @ The Capri Club

Sabine River Bend Band @ Catfish Kitchen

Chester Daigle @ Ember Grille and Wine Bar

Danny Dillon, Aaron Sterling, Abel Dillon @ French Quarter Bar and Grill

Alex Rozell @ The Grill

Kory Fontenot @ Jack Daniels Bar and Grill

The Fem Doms, The Disgustoids @ The Logon Cafe

Big Daddy @ Rush Lounge

Jimmy Kaiser @ Tradewinds Tavern

Thursday, June 30

Third Eye Blind @ L’Auberge Casino Resort “Party by the Pool”

Mike Zito, Scott McGill @ The Bayou Cafe #2

The Kings of Mojo @ Cafe Del Rio

Bryan Trahan @ Ember Grille and Wine Bar

Skeeter Jones @ Good Times Pub

Blake Sticker @ The Grill

Rob Copeland and the Outsiders @ La Cantina – PA

Tin Pan Alley @ Larry’s French Market

The FEM DOMS, The Disgustoids @ The Logon Cafe

Alex Rozell @ Luke’s Icehouse Mid-County

Zach Gonzalez @ The Neches River Wheelhouse

The Cadillacs @ Orange VFW Hall

Big Daddy @ Rush Lounge

John Cessac and The Texas Outlaws @ Sawdust Saloon

David Lee Kaiser @ Tradewinds Tavern

Tom Brandow @ White Horse Bar and Grill

Friday, July 1

America @ Golden Nugget Casino

The Cadillac Three @ Texas Longhorn Club

Alex Rozell @ Cecil’s

Bryan Martin @ Cowboy’s

Tyler Darby @ Dylan’s

Bryan Trahan @ Ember Grille and Wine Bar

Bernie Alan Band @ Gator Lounge

Danny Dillon and Ryan Carroll @ Hardheads

Tim Burge @ Just One More Tavern

Ward, Bowen and Steinman @ The Logon Cafe

Caylan Daughrity @ Luke’s Icehouse Mid-County

Merle Jam @ Madison’s

Curse and the Cure @ Pine Tree Lodge

Rob Copeland and The Outsiders, Rikenjak’s

Jerrett Zoch and the OSR Band @ Texas Longhorn Club

Mixx Fixxer @ Tiki Beach Bar and Grill

John Cessac and The Texas Outlaws @ White Horse Bar and Grill

Saturday, July 2

Migos @ Lake Charles Civic Center

Curse and the Cure @ The Capri Club

Assistants to Mr. Schaefer @ Cecil’s

Bryan Trahan @ Ember Grille and Wine Bar

Alex Rozell @ Fantasea BBQ and Grill

Bernie Alan Band @ Gator Lounge

John Guidroz @ The Grill

Cool Breeze @ Hardheads

Jamie Talbert and the Band of Demons @ Honky Tonk Texas

David Joel Band @ The Lone Wolf

Coy Blanchard @ Lucky Longhorn Casino

Blake Sticker @ Luke’s Icehouse Mid-County

Rob Copeland and The Outsiders @ Madison’s

Cool Sounds @ Rikenjak’s

Lion Height Reggae Band @ Ships Wheel

Three Legged Dawg @ Texas Ave Tavern

Zeroheros, Talk Sick Brats, Screech of Death @ Texas Rose Saloon

Heather and the Hellcats @ Thirsty’s

Knotch @ White Horse Bar and Grill

Sunday, July 3

Aaron Lewis @ Golden Nugget Casino

L.A. Roxx @ Blue Martini

Chester and Jairus Daigle @ Jack Daniels Bar and Grill

The Cadillacs @ Jefferson County Singles Club

Ronnie Fruge @ Rikenjak’s

Danny Dillon @ Ships Wheel

True Heroics, Burn Out Brighter, Riot on the Radio @ Texas Rose Saloon

Jenny Carson @ Thirsty’s

Monday, July 4

The Flava Band, The Band Far Cry @ Beaumont Riverfront Park

Bag of Donuts @ Isle of Capri Casino

Symphony of Southeast Texas @ Julie Rogers Theater

The Ruxpins @ Orange Riverfront Pavilion