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The City of Beaumont is thrilled to present its highly anticipated Annual Fourth of July Celebration, Tuesday, July 4, at 5:00pm at the Downtown Event Centre and Lake. This year’s event promises an unforgettable experience for attendees, featuring an incredible lineup of live performances, delicious food options from local food trucks, and a mesmerizing fireworks display.  

Headlining the event is the Austin-based country band, Mike and the Moonpies, renowned for their soulful melodies and captivating performances. Also on stage will be local talent such as Catalina Wine Mixer, a group whose music transcends genres, and the dynamic Ron Rocio and Friends, who never fail to get the crowd moving. To keep the energy up throughout the day, So Hype DJs will be spinning crowd-favorites for all to enjoy! 

Admission to this exciting event is absolutely free, ensuring that everyone in Beaumont and beyond can join in the celebration of our nation’s independence. Families, friends, and individuals of all ages are invited to gather at the Downtown Event Centre and Lake to enjoy the music, food, and fireworks. 

Gates open at 5:00pm, and fireworks begin at 9:00pm. Admission to all events and performances is free, and local food trucks will offer a selection of food, beverages and sweet treats for sale. Lawn chairs, blankets and coolers are permitted but are subject to search. No outside alcohol, tents, pets, or barbeque pits may be brought into the event.  

The highlight of the evening will be the largest fireworks display in Southeast Texas setting off at 9:00pm towards the Neches River. Free street parking is available throughout downtown. 

The City of Beaumont extends its gratitude to Del Papa Distributing for their generous support as the event’s sponsor along with DuGood Federal Credit Union as a partner sponsor and appreciates their continued commitment to the community. 

In addition to the festivities on the grounds of the Event Centre, a special patriotic performance by the Symphony of Southeast Texas will take place at the Julie Rogers Theatre at 8:00pm. 

About Mike and the Moon Pies: 

For more than a decade, Harmeier and his band of hard-touring road warriors—pedal steel player Zach Moulton, guitarist Catlin Rutherford, bassist Omar Oyoque along with new drummer Taylor Englert —have traveled far beyond their Austin homeland, flying the flag for homegrown Texas music in more than a dozen countries. They’ve become global ambassadors of a blue-collar country sound, striking a balance between timeless influences and cool, contemporary appeal. Along the way, they’ve stretched their legs, following the breakthrough success of 2018’s Steak Night at the Prairie Rose with records like 2019’s Cheap Silver & Solid Country Gold (an album inspired by the classic countrypolitan hits of the early 1970s, recorded at Abbey Road Studios with help from the London Symphony Orchestra) and 2020’s Touch of You: The Lost Songs of Gary Stewart (a collection of nine unreleased songs written by the honky-tonk hero). 

‘One To Grow On,’ the eighth studio album from Mike and the Moonpies, is a musical homecoming that returns the group to its roots as a working man’s country band. Layered with Telecaster twang, honky tonk harmonies and lyrics that highlight the Everyman’s struggle to remain optimistic during a 9-to-5 world, this is organic music for dance halls and car stereos—a soundtrack for the mid-week blues, shot through with weekend energy. 

“I wanted to create a record you could crank loudly in your truck on Friday afternoon at quitting time,” says frontman Mike Harmeier, who wrote ‘One To Grow On’ in his backyard studio on the outskirts of Austin. “To do that, I developed a narrative and a central character. It’s a guy who’s working hard to make ends meet, all while living in the moment and hoping to stay appreciative of the things he has. A guy who takes pride in what he does but is still searching for a balance in his life. There are a lot of similarities between him and me. 

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