The Arts & Humanities Council of SWLA is excited to announce the Chuck Fest 2022 Band Lineup.


Flamethrowers, LeTrainiump, Jarvis Jacob & the Gents, and the Charlie Wayne band will Headline the night, alongside daytime performances by Research Turtles, Captain Green, The Debtors, LaCour, Ria Rosa, Leah Nicole & The Fellas, Street Side Jazz Band, Justin Martindale & The Backstabbers, Infinite Bus, Dive Bards, Cry Baby, The Main Entrée, Medicine, Gabriel’s Last Breath, Nicki & The People’s Victory, Boys Who Cry, Mary Broussard, Cats & Aliens, Abi Clair, Michael Davis, and Young Band Nation. Finally, the night will be capped off with an afterparty performance by Bear & The Forest Friends at Panorama Music House.


“Chuck Fest is an iconic celebration of our community, culture, art, and music.” Says Dominique Darbonne of Flamethrowers. “To be included in its return, after everything we have experienced, is an honor I look forward to with the fullest heart.”


Chuck Fest will feature five performance venues: two outdoor main stages, as well as Luna Bar and Grill, Panorama Music House, and Stellar Beans Coffee House & Edibles. The event will run from noon until midnight in Downtown Lake Charles and will be free and open to the public.


In addition to an entire day full of live music, local artists will be featured in an open-air art market, as well as food trucks and vendors serving in an outdoor food court.


"Chuck Fest is my favorite local event to do! I love that it brings together the entire community for fun and good times.” Says Daneisha Davis-Harger of Pixel and Ink Creative. “A 12-hour free festival gives everyone the opportunity to experience the things that we love about SWLA: Our talent, our fun, and most importantly, our food! It's usually not too hot and that's an added bonus!"


Chuck Fest 2022 is proudly presented by Visit Lake Charles, Volkswagen of Lake Charles, Ron Richard Law Firm, LLC, Deep South Productions, LandlLocked Aviation Services, Digikast, Townsquare Media, Southwest Beverage Company, Inc., CBS Lake Charles, Optimum, First Federal Bank of Louisiana, DEF Rentals, Madison W. Crain State Farm, Vamvoras Antoon Attorneys at Law, Louisiana Mortgage Associates, Nola Lending, JD Bank, Ironclad Title, Bayou Technologies, Cyphacon, N. Craig Richardson, and Stockwell, Sievert, Viccelo, Clements & Shaddock, L.L.P.


The proceeds from drink sales will go to support the Arts & Humanities Council of SWLA. To learn more about them, visit

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