Photo by Tommy Mann Jr.

Foreigner is just one of several music acts making return appearances in Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas in 2020. The band will perform at the Golden Nugget Casino in Lake Charles, La., on Feb. 15, 2020. Other big events have been added for the coming year in Lake Charles, Lafayette, Beaumont and the Houston area. See the schedule below for details.

 

By Tommy Mann Jr.

The Record

Just when you thought the concert schedule for national acts was slowing down, several area venues have announced numerous big shows in the coming weeks to close out 2019 and even more big events to make 2020 potentially one of the best in recent memory.

The Golden Nugget Casino in Lake Charles, La., has added a handful of shows to close out the 2019 calendar, including classic rockers Foghat on Dec. 27, and hip-hop stars Salt N Pepa on Dec. 28. In 2020, several acts will be making return appearances such as Rick Springfield and Chicago, but the venue has added more modern acts to its upcoming event calendar with Alter Bridge appearing Jan. 31 and Shinedown performing on May 1.

Country artist Cody Jinks is returning to Southeast Texas with a show at Ford Park in Beaumont on Jan. 10, 2020, while Charlie Wilson will arrive at Ford Park Arena for a Feb. 9 concert. Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group will make it an evening with a concert on Feb. 10 at the Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont.

For those looking to make road trips, the Cajundome in Lafayette, La., will have a busy March calendar with Jason Aldean performing on March 9 and legendary rock act KISS, currently on its “End of the Road” farewell tour, set to perform on March 14.

The Black Crowes recently announced plans for a reunion tour and have scheduled a show in The Woodlands on June 20, Elton John announced two more shows in Houston on his farewell tour for June 30 and July 1, while next Labor Day weekend should be red hot as Journey and the Pretenders peform at the Toyota Center on Sept. 5.

Visit each specific venue on the Internet for information about ticket sales and locations and event details.

Nov. 23

Marty Haggard, Jefferson Theatre, Beaumont

“Georgia on My Mind: Celebrating The Music of Ray Charles,” Lutcher Theater, Orange

David Lee Murphy, Golden Nugget Casino, Lake Charles, La.

Nov. 29

Jamey Johnson, Golden Nugget Casino, Lake Charles, La.

Nov. 30

Cody Johnson, Riley Green, The Steel Woods, Ford Park Arena, Beaumont

Martina McBride, Golden Nugget Casino, Lake Charles, La.

Dec. 1

Bad Bunny, Toyota Center, Houston

Dec. 2

Shane & Shane, Phil Wickham, Lutcher Theater, Orange

Dec. 6

Shenandoah, Golden Nugget Casino, Lake Charles, La.

Dec. 7

The Guess Who, Dosey Doe, The Woodlands

Dec. 12

Andrea Bocelli, Toyota Center, Houston

Dec. 14

John Michael Montgomery, Golden Nugget Casino, Lake Charles, La.

Dec. 15

Cher, Toyota Center, Houston

Dec. 20

Aaron Watson, Golden Nugget Casino, Lake Charles, La.

Dec. 21

Tracy Byrd, Jefferson Theatre, Beaumont

Michael Bolton, Golden Nugget Casino, Lake Charles, La.

Dec. 22

Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Toyota Center, Houston

Dec. 26

Kevin Fowler, Honky Tonk Texas, Silsbee

Dec. 27

Foghat, Golden Nugget Casino, Lake Charles, La.

Dec. 28

Salt N Pepa, Golden Nugget Casino, Lake Charles, La.

2020

Jan. 3

Sammy Kershaw, Golden Nugget Casino, Lake Charles, La.

Jan. 4

Josh Turner, Delta Downs Event Center, Vinton, La.

Gary Puckett and The Union Gap Band, Golden Nugget Casino, Lake Charles, La.

Jan. 10

Cody Jinks, Wade Bowen, Ford Park Arena, Beaumont

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Golden Nugget Casino, Lake Charles, La.

Jan. 11

Rick Springfield, Golden Nugget Casino, Lake Charles, La.

Josh Abbott Band, Golden Nugget Casino, Lake Charles, La.

Jan. 23

Queensryche, House of Blues, Houston

Jan. 24

Jonny Lang, Golden Nugget Casino, Lake Charles, La.

Jan. 25

Farewell Angelina, Lutcher Theater, Orange

Jan. 30

TobyMac, Ford Park Arena, Beaumont

Jan. 31

Alter Bridge, Golden Nugget Casino, Lake Charles, La.

Feb. 1

Celine Dion, Toyota Center, Houston

Feb. 9

Charlie Wilson, Ford Park, Beaumont

Feb. 10

Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group, Jefferson Theatre, Beaumont

Feb. 14

Gordon Lightfoot, Golden Nugget Casino, Lake Charles, La.

Feb. 15

Foreigner, Golden Nugget Casino, Lake Charles, La.

Feb. 21

Clay Walker, Golden Nugget Casino, Lake Charles, La.

Feb. 26

Los Lobos, Jefferson Theatre, Beaumont (from 9/19/19)

Tesla, House of Blues, Houston

March 5

Jason Aldean, Morgan Wallen, Riley Green, Dee Jay Silver, Cajundome, Lafayette, La.

March 6

Boz Scaggs, Golden Nugget Casino, Lake Charles, La.

Eagles, Toyota Center, Houston

March 7

Eagles, Toyota Center, Houston

March 14

The Charlie Daniels Band, Golden Nugget Casino, Lake Charles, La.

KISS, CajunDome, Lafayette, La.

March 21

Puddle of Mudd, Drowning Pool, Hinder, Sick Puppies, Trapt, Hed PE, Tantric, Warehouse Live, Houston

March 22

Geoff Tate, House of Blues, Houston

March 28

Chicago, Golden Nugget Casino, Lake Charles, La.

April 24

The Monkees, Golden Nugget Casino, Lake Charles, La.

April 25

Luke Combs, Toyota Center, Houston

King’s X, Warehouse Live, Houston

Kane Brown, CajunDome, Lafayette, La.

May 1

Shinedown, Golden Nugget Casino, Lake Charles, La.

June 20

The Black Crowes, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands

June 30

Elton John, Toyota Center, Houston

July 1

Elton John, Toyota Center, Houston

July 11

Daughtry, Golden Nugget Casino, Lake Charles, La.

July 18

Lauren Daigle, CajunDome, Lafayette, La.

Aug. 1

Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer, Minute Maid Park, Houston

Sept. 5

Journey, Pretenders, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands