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Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards issued a notice that Louisiana is currently in Phase 2 of the White House’s reopening strategy. There is a statewide face mask mandate in addition to a limit on social gatherings of more than 50 people. Many businesses and events have adjusted to accommodate patrons during this time. View Updates

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2017 Arts & Crabs Fest in Lake Charles

***UPDATED 8/4/2017*** Delicious crab dishes, Louisiana-made brews, local art and music – one of the “must-experience” events every August in Southwest Louisiana is Arts & Crabs Fest. People love to celebrate Louisiana’s authentic passion for music, art and of course, “secret recipes,” and those are…

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Downtown at Sundown 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? A post shared by jonnnny lungz (@janesnthangs) on May 21, 2016 at 11:38am PDT It’s…

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6 Awesome Music Events

Love music? Dancing? Don’t miss Southwest Louisiana’s music festivals this spring/summer! 1. Groovin at the Grove started on March 2 with Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin Cajuns, and will continue with Louisiana Red on April 6, and conclude with Nik-L Beer on May 4. Make sure to bring a chair or…

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The Listening Room in Lake Charles

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…

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Chuck Fest 2016: Local Brew

#SupportLocal. It’s a hashtag that I run across almost daily as I swipe through my social feeds. But what does it mean? In Southwest Louisiana, we take #SupportLocal pretty seriously. We love our local musicians, artists, chefs and businesses. There is one festival that takes #SupportLocal to a new…

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Summer Jams: 120+ Shows to See This Summer!

Summertime in Lake Charles, Louisiana means three things: good food, good people and good live music. And boy, does Lake Charles have a little something cooking for all of the music lovers this summer. I’ve rounded up a few must-see concerts to catch during your summer in Lake Charles. Okay, all…

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Creole Soul of Southwest Louisiana

When I think of Creole culture, two things come to mind: Food and Zydeco Music. Like the people, Creole food is a blend of various cuisines from New Orleans, including Spanish, Italian, African, German, Caribbean, Native American and Portuguese. Think highbrow dishes with rich, creamy sauces and an…

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