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Country music artist Toby Keith, pictured, will perform at the H2O Pool at the Golden Nugget Casino in Lake Charles, La., on Friday, Aug. 30, while a special hip-hop music event featuring MC Hammer and others will take place at the H2O Pool on Sunday, Sept. 1. Rock outfits Puddle of Mudd and Saliva and three others will kick-off the holiday weekend on Wednesday, Aug. 28 with a concert at the Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont.


By Tommy Mann Jr.

The Record

The week and weekend leading into Labor Day will feature some great musical events with styles for just about everyone.

Three big shows were announced this past Monday for venues in Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana and each offers musical fans a different genre to choose from at each event.

Alternative rock act Puddle of Mudd returns to Southeast Texas with “Muddfest 2019” on Wednesday, Aug. 28 for a concert featuring five bands inside the Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont. Puddle of Mudd will be joined by Saliva, Trapt, Rehab, and Tantric, all of which have performed in Beaumont previously.

Tickets are $35-$45 each and go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, May 24, at all Ticketmaster outlets, including the Beaumont Civic Center box office. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. on the day of the show with the first band scheduled to start at 6 p.m. Only the first eight-rows of the venue are reserved with the rest being general admission or open seating. Visit for more information.

Country star Toby Keith will arrive in Southwest Louisiana just in time for Labor Day as he is scheduled to perform on Friday, Aug. 30, at the Golden Nugget Casino in Lake Charles. The concert will be held outdoors as part of the H2O Pool concert series for ages 21 and older and begins at 9 p.m.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, May 31. Prices have not been announced yet, but more information can be found online at

Another show on tap for the Golden Nugget Casino is the “MC Hammer Fest” featuring hip-hop star MC Hammer, along with special guests Rob Base, 2LiveCrew and The Funky Bunch. This event is scheduled for the H2O Pool and will take place at 9 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 1. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., May 31, and can be purchased at the casino website.