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Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards issued a notice that effective May 15 the state of Louisiana will enter Phase 1 for reopening that will last until June 5, the next update on reopening will be on June 1. Many businesses and events have adjusted to accommodate patrons during this time. View Updates

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Celebrate & Listen to Local Musicians!

Music Brings People Together 🎶 If you ever take a road trip with a bunch of people, you’ve probably experienced a backseat DJ. People are passionate about the music they like, and while we all can’t agree on what kind of music is the “best” kind – we can all agree that music is powerful stuff. It…

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Panorama Music House- Music, Food, and Moore

There is a certain element of electricity and excitement in Downtown Lake Charles these days, and I’m about to introduce you to one place in particular that certainly has a heavy hand in fueling that feeling! It was my pleasure to meet with the owner, Jay Ecker, who gave me a complete tour of the…

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Sax in the City Featuring Mickey Smith, Jr. & Friends: Cakes & Cocktails

My first experience with Sax in the City was absolutely moving. I had heard about it for quite a while, but you know how it is with life, commitments, and such, it’s not always possible to do everything! So, the stars aligned, and I was able to drum up my parents and husband to see what all the buzz was about. Three-time “GRAMMY nominated music educator” Mickey Smith is not only a musician, performer and saxophone player extraordinaire, but he is an inspiration…

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5 Things to Look Forward to at Chuck Fest

The event we've all been waiting for, Chuck Fest 2018! And it’s going to be bigger and better with a fantastic lineup of artists and fun for the whole family. Here are the top 5 things to get excited about for this festival happening on Oct. 20, 2018. 1. HUGE music lineup Chuck Fest was centralized…

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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 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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Planning Your Lake Charles Holiday Getaway

This winter, get in the spirit by joining in Southwest Louisiana’s beloved Cajun Christmas traditions – the ones locals have loved for years. The Cajun Christmas season will be bright and merry with magical holiday light displays, theatre shows, parades, shopping festivals and of course, seasonal…

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