An active music scene is nothing new for Lake Charles. Music is in our BLOOD! We have outdoor concerts, concert venues, bars, and restaurants all provided outstanding live entertainment. Now there’s a new music venue in town and it’s dedicated to more intimate listening.

On scheduled nights the Cash and Carry Building, 801 Enterprise Blvd. transforms into The Listening Room. I like to think of it as hipster style speakeasy. Singer-songwriters are invited to warm, comfortable space to play their songs and the audience is asked to listen and connect to the music.

The Listening Room in Lake Charles - Photo by Martindale Media
Photo by Martindale Media 

All of the music is played acoustically, the room is warmly lit with strings of Edison- light bulbs, and there is a large, living room style area rug under the audience sitting area. With this kind of atmosphere, you can’t help but feel at home.

In fact, it kind of feels like you’re at the artist’s home. This is not just a live concert. It is raw and authentic. You’ll hear the back stories and very often the emotions behind the songs being played. There is a new depth added to the music when you know why an artist has written certain lyrics. Don’t be surprised if you see tears. And I’m talking about your own!

The Listening Room in Lake Charles - Photo by Martindale Media
Photo by Martindale Media

Music for the soul, food for your body. The Listening Room also features a 3-course dinner and full bar provided by Chef Andrew Green of 1910 Restaurant.

Don’t miss the next show, March 10, featuring John Guidroz.  Tickets are $20 (included show and dinner). You can purchase yours here.

When you go, I encourage you to turn off your phone. It’ll be ok, we promise. Connect not only with the musicians and melodies but with your fellow audience members. It’s part of the experience.

Follow The Listening Room on Facebook and download our free Lake Charles Events app to keep up with the show schedule.