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Downtown at Sundown 2018 Concert Highlights

What’s better than unwinding on a Friday evening in the backdrop of the downtown Lake Charles with great music from hot bands drifting into the sunset? How about four Fridays of cool, FREE outdoor concerts? It’s one of my favorite events – Downtown at Sundown. It’s the perfect mix of cool nightlife…

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9 Reasons to Take a Lake Charles Road Trip

While I’ve traveled this world over, Southwest Louisiana is where I call home. And in my travels, when someone finds out I’m from Louisiana, the inevitable “Oh I love New Orleans!” or “ I’ve always wanted to visit New Orleans!” happens. And yes, New Orleans rocks. I, too, love New Orleans but I also…

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10 Performing Arts Events Coming to Lake Charles

Creative expression is abundant here in Southwest Louisiana, and you don’t want to miss out on the wonderful local talent in our community. Here’s what’s hitting the stage from April through June. Curtains Up Lake Charles Little Theatre’s Production of Godspell | April 13-29 – This fantastically fun…

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5 Spots to Check Out Sulphur's Art Scene

Sulphur is well-known as a hub of industry and a top destination for sports tournaments, and rodeos. The town also boasts some interesting history. But there is also an artsy side to Sulphur that may surprise you. Check out these locations. The Henning Cultural Center is located in a restored…

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Explore the Artsy Side of Lake Charles

There’s just something about Southwest Louisiana that seems to bring out the creative spirit in people. As a result, the region is thriving with artistic expression. And you don’t want to miss it! This list is a good place to begin your own personal art journey through Lake Charles. Gallery by the…

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Tunes for the Trail: Spotify Louisiana Playlist

I don’t know about you, but a road trip is just an excuse to have a live concert featuring ME! I love to sing in the car and a good playlist makes the road trip. And what’s better than a playlist special to your destination? I’ve put together a few of my favorite Louisiana based musicians into on…

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9 Great Live Music Venues in Lake Charles

In Southwest Louisiana, music is everywhere! Whether you prefer a quiet lounge and soft beats, or flashy lights and big crowds, the music venues are as diverse as the types of artists that perform there! And with multiple influences of Zydeco, Cajun, jazz and more, the music is a unique cultural…

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Top 10 BEST Instagram Photos of 2017

Our Instagram game was STRONG this year thanks to all of our locals and visitors tagging their gorgeous photos with our hashtags: #visitlakecharles, #eatswla, and #CreoleNatureTrail. Almost every post that we shared was submitted by YOU and we can't thank you enough. Here are the top 10 most liked…

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