For additional information, contact:
Shelley Johnson, executive director
Angie Manning, communications director
Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau
(337) 436-9588 or (800) 456-7952

BooZoo Labor Festival Wins
STS Top 20 Event Award

LAKE CHARLES, La. (August 29, 2013)-The Southeast Tourism Society (STS) recently honored the BooZoo Labor Day Festival as a 2013 Top 20 Event for the month of September.

The festival will be held Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2, at the Lake Charles Civic Center. With great food, music and culture the 29th Annual Boozoo's Labor Day Festival continues to be a Southwest Louisiana favorite. Named for Zydeco legend Wilson "Boozoo" Chavis, the festival celebrates his legacy and love of Zydeco music. Doors open at 10 a.m., with bands beginning at 11 a.m.

The Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau is a member of STS, an organization that promotes travel to and within the southeastern part of the United States. The bureau nominates all area fairs, festivals and events quarterly. The STS Top 20 Events marketing program highlights the "best of the best" from submitted entries. Events are selected from each of the following STS member states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

The Top 20 Events publication is sent to over 1,600 newspapers, magazines, radio stations, TV stations, AAA publications and others. The combined circulation of organizations using the publication is well into the millions. The potential media coverage of these events has made the Top 20 Events list a coveted honor.

For more information on the festival, contact the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau at (337) 436-9588, or visit the calendar of events at