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Steel Country is ready to rock Lake Jackson tonight as the second act in the Lake Jackson Civic Center’s Summer Concert Series.

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The first annual Mudbugs, Gumbo and Music Festival will occur at Welch Park Friday night. Tickets are as low as $10 and are available by calling 979-665-1923.

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When it came to Blue Water Highway’s latest album, the band took a step back to return to their roots, figuring out who they are now and what they wanted to say. They ended up with something that’s the most meaningful of what they’ve done, lead guitarist and vocalist Zack Kibodeaux said.

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Last week saw some cities and organizations celebrate Easter early, but Brazoria County residents will still have plenty of fun festivities to choose from this weekend to spend time with family, hunt for eggs, and celebrate the holiday.

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Diamond Rio lead guitarist Jimmy Olander hopes viewers will be able to leave struggles and troubles behind to enjoy the band’s 7:30 p.m. performance at the Clarion at Brazosport College. In-person tickets are sold out, but $10 tickets are available for the online live stream.

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An Angleton native, Tim Branch grew up around “gospel country-style music,” and began performing several years ago in the San Antonio area. When he returned to Brazoria County, he brought his music with him.

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After people requested Ramiro “Ram” Herrera return to The Lounge at 416 Plantation Drive because not everybody was able to make his last Thursday show, he will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday.

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Daniel Holmes has played The Dirty South twice before, but Saturday will be his first full band show as the headliner, and he’ll deliver original music in a red dirt, edgy Southern rock style.

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Warmer forecasts are expected for the weekend, and as far as David Hancock is concerned, Sunday will be a great night for gospel music. The Hopper family — “America’s favorite family of gospel music” — will give a concert at 5 p.m. Sunday at Southview Baptist Church at 23003 South Highway 288 in Rosharon.

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February is Black History Month, and the African American Heritage room in the Brazoria Historical Museum offers a unique opportunity to learn about local history from Berniece Smith, who can share personal anecdotes as well as facts.

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This year’s 59th annual Brazosport Rotary Club shrimp boil is technically last year’s. Having been pushed back from October, the event will be a drive-thru from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lake Jackson Civic Center, with the traditional auction having been moved online to one.bidpal.net/brazosportshrimpboil.

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Although most know him as the famous children’s book author Dr. Seuss, Theodor Geisel first earned recognition as a prominent activist and cartoonist during World War II.

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Although the band Prophets and Outlaws has performed in many South Texas venues, none has been in Angleton, lead singer Matt Boggs said.

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It’s been more than a decade since David DeAnda performed in the Brazosport area, but he’s “most definitely” looking forward to returning. DeAnda and his band, Xelencia, will perform Thursday as part of the Tejano Thursdays event at The Lounge in Lake Jackson.

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Whether with shimmering lights, brain-building exercises for the family, outdoor activities or a virtual celebration, people in Brazoria County have several options to help season the holidays with enjoyable moments.

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Saturday’s “Revival: A Night of Worship” will be a drive-in event where people will stay in their cars to worship with Angleton native Justin Gambino, and to hear a message of hope from Surfside Beach pastor Mark Miles.

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Accordion player David Lee Garza, of David Lee Garza y Los Musicales, is an iconic figure in the Tejano music scene, so it’s “a very rare feat” that he will be performing Thursday night at The Lounge in Lake Jackson, promoter Jim Luna said.

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While the Brazosport Planetarium and its stellar shows had to temporarily close to the public, videos marrying the planetarium show and immersive museum content are now available online, for free.

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Zach Neil performed at The Dirty South recently as the opener for another act. Today, he’ll perform again — this time as the headliner, and it will be the first time Neil performs at the venue with his entire band.

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With Thanksgiving right around the corner, “grateful” is something of a theme for Blue Water Highway, and it’s the name of their newest single, which will be performed during a virtual concert Thursday ahead of Friday’s release.

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Rozy has performed several times in Brazoria County, but never at The Well under Dorado's Dive Club in Surfside Beach. The band of four will take the stage at 7 p.m. Saturday night to play some original music, as well as some Nirvana, Blink-182, Michael Jackson and Fleetwood Mac, among others.

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Surfside Beach's second annual Nature Fest will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Bird and Butterfly Trail, 418 Parkview, and will include an assortment of fun and educational activities for children and their families, including a Birds of Prey demonstration at 2:30 p.m.

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In the past six months Cottonwood Crows has played one show, so they’re really looking forward to Saturday night’s concert at The Dirty South in Angleton.

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For the first time, the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory's annual Xtreme Hummingbird Xtravaganza will be virtual, allowing participants to tune in and engage from home. The four-hour event will be streamed live on the organization's Facebook page, and will remain available for viewers to watch again and again.

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West Columbia natives Zack Walther and Matthew Briggs will play some of the old, some of the new, including the Zack Walther Band's new album "The Westerner," at the Dirty South tonight at 9 p.m.

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The first Saturday of this month offers not one but two chances to see local musician and Brazosport College faculty member Antonio Zamoralez perform: at the Peach Street Farmers Market in the morning, and at the Fill Station in the evening. Zamoralez performs as Tony Jr. and the Magic Valley, though he will perform a solo acoustic set without the rest of his band.

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More people seem to be getting outside lately to partake in various activities — which will now include the opportunity to see a movie on Mammoth Lake Texas.

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Crowd favorite DeAnna Wendolyn will open for Hayden Baker's Saturday night performance at The Dirty South. Wendolyn will play at 9 p.m. and Baker will take the stage at 10 p.m., playing a mix of original songs, classic country covers, and more.

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Susan Hickman took time to figure out exactly how she wanted to release her new CD, out today, and exactly how she wanted to get it out there — deciding upon a release party at The Dirty South in Angleton, with a full-band show at 10 p.m.

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While many festivities have already been canceled this year, Brazoria County residents will still have plenty of options for celebrating the 4th of July, with displays in Alvin, Brazoria, Freeport, West Columbia, and a patriotic parade along the San Bernard River.

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Friday nights throughout the summer, Freeport Historical Museum has partnered with Brazosport High School to host a family friendly drive-in movie at dusk. Tonight's showing will be the live action "Aladdin," and the gates open for parking at 8 p.m. No registration or tickets are required, but guests should bring their own snacks.

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Over 40 cars showed up for the City of Freeport's first drive-in movie of the summer at Brazosport High School. Residents are encouraged to stay within the bounds of their vehicle to promote social distancing.

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A family watches a showing of the movie “Frozen 2” Friday night in the parking lot of Brazosport High School. The City of Freeport will continue to show family-friendly movies every Friday till August.

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The arts are accessible to the youngest in our community, and the Summer Children’s Series hosted by the Clarion at Brazosport College is a great example of that. This year's event will be virtual, and all shows will be streamed free at 10 a.m. Wednesdays on the Clarion's website, YouTube and Facebook pages. Shows will not be re-aired or available for later viewing.

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Visit The Dirty South to hear Brandon Rhyder and band members perform a selection of their songs from the past 20 years, including new single "I Believe," which is about seeing the best in people during the worst of times. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased on the restaurant's website.

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The first Willowfest music festival, featuring headliner Saliva and a lineup of various other bands, will take place all day on Saturday at the Brazoria County Fairgrounds. Tickets cost $15 at Eventbrite.com or $20 at the door.

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It’s like a big family reunion whenever local favorite band Blue Water Highway gives a performance in Brazoria County. Tonight’s concert, 7:30 p.m. at the Clarion at Brazosport College, will give concertgoers a taste of what’s old and familiar, as well as a preview of what the band has yet to offer.

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Songs we enjoy in our youth can quickly transport us back in time to those places in our memory. Nursery rhymes and lullabies are usually simple and sweet, and evoke the wistful happiness of days gone by. The Brazosport College Chamber Choir and Civic Chorus will give just such an evocative performance on at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Clarion.