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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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Arts Scene

Southwest Louisiana has a thriving arts scene, when it comes to culinary arts, traditional art, live theatre, and music. I love sipping coffee from Rex Alexander’s pottery at Stellar Beans. Crave Gourmet Baskets and Gifts has a charming collection of Louisiana folk artist’s Clementine Hunter plates…

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Lake Charles Film & Music Festival

www.visitlakecharles.org/filmfest The Lake Charles Film Commission is excited about the upcoming workshops and film screenings that will be taking place at the 3rd annual Lake Charles Film & Music Festival. Patrick Bennett, one of the festival producers, answered a few questions about…

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