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Jazz+Blues Fest

June 20, 2020

The event boasts an incredible line-up of live performances by local and national jazz and blues acts, specialty craft beer, food trucks and fun for the entire family. Performers include headliner The Suffers, Paul Childers, Ole Lonesome and Dean James.

Houston natives The Suffers (whose name is a reference to the 1978 Jamaican film ​Rockers ​starring Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace, Jacob Miller and BurningSpear, among others) have been on a steady grind since 2011. There is a contagious and combustible energy every time the eight-piece band steps on the scene. ​Following The Suffers' electrifying late night TV debut on ​Letterman ​in 2015, David Letterman exclaimed, "If you can't do this, get out of the business!" The gulf coast soul band will bring elements of classic American Soul and rock and roll to Beaumont for an incredible show. "We make music for all people," says lead vocalist Kam Franklin. "At this point, we've played all over the world and one thing is certain - if the music is good, the people will enjoy it."