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For additional information, contact:

Eric Zartler, Vice Chair

Louisiana Pirate Festival, Inc.

(337) 436-9588 


Louisiana Pirate Festival

Entertainment Schedule Announced


LAKE CHARLES, La. (March 13, 2018) — The Louisiana Pirate Festival announced the entertainment schedule for this year’s festivities with musical acts that celebrate the state’s rich and diverse cultures across a variety of genres of music such as Cajun, Zydeco, country, swamp pop, blues and rock & roll.

“We’re excited to announce this year’s lineup for the Louisiana Pirate Festival. Music is such key component of Louisiana’s culture, and that’s what our festival is all about,” said Eric Zartler, Louisiana Pirate Festival entertainment chair and vice chair of the board.

The event kicks off with Family Night on Thursday, May 3, with live musical entertainment by local bands featuring rock and roll and Christian music.  

Friday, May 4, The 33s of Lake Charles will play classic rock at 6 p.m. followed by Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin’ Cajuns from Mire, La., at 8:30 p.m., featuring Cajun and Zydeco music.

Saturday, May 5, Jerry Diaz & Hannah’s Reef of Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas play trop rock at 3:30 p.m. Renowned New Orleans musician, Louisiana Music Ambassador Amanda Shaw entertains crowd with her unique sound of country, Cajun, rock & roll and blues at 6 p.m., and local favorites The Flamethrowers will perform party rock cover songs at 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 6, the Fruge Family of Lake Charles will play swamp pop, country and classic rock at 3 p.m. followed by the After Hours of Mansfield at 5:30 p.m., playing country music.

The following weekend features Bluesiana Red at 6 p.m. playing blues, funk, R&B, and rock & roll with Sean Ardoin & Zydecool of Lake Charles rounding out the night at 8:30 p.m. with his upbeat Zydeco music on Friday, May 11.

Saturday, May 12, TJ Gautreaux & Louisiana Soul of Morse, La., entertain with Cajun, swamp pop, blues and country at 4 p.m., and Rusty Metoyer & the Zydeco Krush of Lake Charles performs Zydeco/Creole French at 6:30 p.m.

Also on Saturday, headliner and country music star Dylan Scott of Bastrop, La., takes the stage at 9 p.m. Scott wrapped up a monumental 2017 with his first Platinum-Certified #1 single, “My Girl,” ranking as the seventh most played song at Country radio. The chart-topper, along with new smash “Hooked,” made him the second most played new Country artist of the year. According to Nielsen Music Connect, fans have streamed Scott’s songs a staggering 346 million times and counting, and sales have topped 3.3 million stream equivalent songs – figures that continue to grow.

For more information, contact the Louisiana Pirate Festival office at (337) 436-5508, send an e-mail to or visit