Here are some of the opportunities in East Texas for those who love music and theater.
PAT BENATAR AND NEIL GIRALDO: Benatar and Giraldo, a married couple, have been making together music for four decades. A producer, songwriter and musician, Giraldo also has worked with his wife and headliners Rick Springfield and Kenny Loggins. Benatar is the unforgettable voice behind “We Belong,” “Invincible,” and “Love Is a Battlefield.” Showtime: 7:30 p.m. at the University of Texas at Tyler’s Cowan Center. Tickets: 903-566-7424, cowancenter.org.
LET’S CELEBRATE: East Texas Symphony Orchestra opens its season with Celebracion! a concert to observe Hispanic Heritage Month, with music from guitarist Isaac Bustos and soprano Sooah Park. Showtime: 7:30 p.m. at the University of Texas at Tyler’s Cowan Center. Tickets: 903-526-3876, etso.org.
DISHING UP HOSPITALITY: Tyler Civic Theatre stages the comedy “Southern Hospitality.” Tickets: 903-592-0561, tylercivictheatre.com.
CELTIC FIDDLER: Mairead Nesbitt, who is best known as the fiddler player in the popular group Celtic Woman, performs at Winnsboro Center for the Arts. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m, Sept. 21; 2 p.m. Sept. 22. Tickets: winnsborocenterfort hearts.com.
NEAL MCCOY & FRIENDS: East Texas’ own country star Neal McCoy takes the stage in a concert that raises money for his charity, East Texas Angel Network. Also performing will be Diamond Rio and the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. Showtime: 7:30 p.m. at LeTourneau University’s Belcher Center in Longview. Tickets: 903-233-3080, belchercenter.com.
EVERYTHING’S COMING UP ROSES: The Texas Rose Festival, the celebration of the region’s rose-growing heritage, takes place in Tyler. Highlights include the Queen’s Coronation, Queen’s Tea, Rose Show and Rose Parade. Tickets and information: texasrosefestival.com.
RICKY SKAGGS: Country and bluegrass music icon Ricky Skaggs comes to the Belcher Center at LeTourneau University in Longview. Skaggs’ many hits include “Cryin’ My Heart Out Over You” and “Cajun Moon.” Showtime: 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 903-233-3080, belchercenter.com.
BOLLYWOOD: “Taj Express: The Bollywood Revue” captures the excitement of the India’s Bollywood cinema in a stage show with high-energy musical numbers. Showtime: 7:30 p.m. at the University of Texas at Tyler’s Cowan Center. Tickets: 903-566-7424, cowan center.org.
MURDER AND MYSTERY: Tyler Civic Theatre stages “And Then There Were None,” one of Agatha Christie’s darkest stories, in performances Oct. 25-27 and 31 and Nov. 1-3. Tickets: 903-592-0561, tylercivictheatre.com.
THE BOYS FROM JERSEY: Broadway’s “Jersey Boys” chronicles the rise of 1960s vocal super group Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. It includes their hits “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Walk Like a Man.” Showtime: 7:30 p.m. at the University of Texas at Tyler’s Cowan Center. Tickets: 903-566-7424, cowancenter.org.