Several concerts have been announced recently for the end of summer and early fall, including a return appearance by Bret Michaels, pictured, on Friday, Oct. 28, at the Golden Nugget Casino in Lake Charles, La. Other events include Trace Adkins at Delta Downs in Vinton, La. on Saturday, Sept. 17, and 38 Special on Friday, Oct. 14, at the Golden Nugget Casino. Photo by Tommy Mann Jr.

Tommy Mann Jr. – For The Record

Whether you are a fan of rock music or country music, the odds are there is one or more of both you will enjoy at venues across Southwest Louisiana in the coming months.

The late summer and fall concert season continues to take shape as national touring acts continue to schedule stops right across the Sabine River from Texas to venues in Southwest Louisiana.

The biggest name in this past week’s announcements is none other than rock star and entertainment personality Bret Michaels of Poison, who has been keeping busy with his solo band for the past three years.

Michaels will perform at 8:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28, at the Golden Nugget Casino in Lake Charles, La. Tickets are $20-$50 and go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, July 29, at all Ticketmaster outlets.

Although he is best known as the vocalist for the rock band Poison, Michaels is touring in support of his most recently release, “True Grit,” which came out in May of 2015 and features three new songs, including the single “Girls on Bars,” and 18 other tracks from his other solo albums. Five of these songs include re-recorded Poison tracks featuring guest stars such as Ace Frehley, Michael Anthony, Loretta Lynn and others and is from his “Jammin’ with Friends” album.

With Poison, Michaels and his bandmates defined a generation with relentless touring and numerous hit songs on MTV such as “Talk Dirty to Me,” “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn,” “Unskinny Bop,” “Something to Believe In,” “Fallen Angel,” “Nothin’ But a Good Time” and so many more.

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Another show just announced and scheduled for the fall include Southern rock band, .38 Special, which will perform on Friday, Oct. 14, at the Golden Nugget Casino in Lake Charles. Tickets are $20-$50 at all Ticketmaster outlets and go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, July 15.

It has been more than a decade since .38 Special’s last studio effort, 2004’s “Drivetrain,” and the group’s most recent album, “Live From Texas,” which was released in 2011. However, the band remains a popular touring attraction each year with a catalog of hit songs such as “Hold on Loosely,” “Caught Up in You,” “Back Where You Belong,” “Rockin’ into the Night,” “If I’d Been the One,” “Teacher, Teacher” and more.

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Country music star Trace Adkins is on tap to close out a red hot summer for the area music scene as well.

Adkins will perform on Saturday, Sept. 17, inside the Event Center of Delta Downs Casino in Vinton, La. Tickets are $45-$50 each and go on sale at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, at all Ticektmaster outlets.

Adkins has released 34 singles, including five number one hits, from his 11 studio albums. Hit songs include “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk,” “You’re Gonna Miss This,” “Hot Mama,” “Every Light in the House,” “Just Fishin’,” and many others.

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