Pictured (L to R): Evette Gradney, Vice Chairman of the board of directors of the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau, presents the Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event award to Michael Beer, President of the board of directors of the Lake Charles Symphony.


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Colten Miller, Publications/Systems Manager
Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau


Lake Charles Symphony Summer Pops
Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event


LAKE CHARLES, La. (June 19, 2019)—The Southeast Tourism Society (STS) recently honored the Lake Charles Symphony’s Summer Pops program as a 2019 Top 20 Event for the month of July.

The Lake Charles Symphony opens its 62nd season with Dancing Queen – The Music of ABBA, July 13, at the Lake Charles Event Center. This annual event brings a fun and exciting introduction to those experiencing orchestral music for the first time and to those who look forward to Summer Pops year after year. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the concert begins at 7 p.m. Riser seats are $35 for adults, $15 for students, and free for children 6 and under. Reserved tables of 8 and individual table seats are also available. Gold VIP tables are $1,250; silver premium tables are $1,000; bronze reserved tables are $600, and individual reserved table seats are $90.

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 media outlets each quarter, including web, magazines, radio stations, TV stations, AAA publications and newspapers. The combined circulation of organizations using the publication is well into the millions. Therefore, the potential media coverage of these events has made the Top 20 Events list a coveted honor.

To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.lcsymphony.com or call 337-433-1611.