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Southwest Louisiana Music

Music, just like food, is a way of life in Louisiana. In fact, Cajun and Zydeco music are unique to Louisiana, which makes for an interesting blend of cultural elements.

Southwest Louisiana Music History

Cajun/Zydeco

The next time you are loading up your iPod or similarly technological gadget, think about looking up some truly different musical experiences for your evening run or road trip. So, if Cajun, Zydeco or Swamp Pop are not an everyday affair for your listening pleasure, you might be surprised to know that there are many bands out there who are carrying on traditions passed down from generation to generation, with Zydeco and Swamp Pop stemming from blues and country influences on Cajun French music. 

Learn More about Cajun & Zydeco Music!
 

Cajun & Zydeco Musical Family Tree

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Famous Southwest Louisiana Musicians

Southwest Louisiana has an active and eclectic music scene with music ranging from Cajun & Zydeco to blues, country, alternative, swamp pop, and rock to folk. Many local musicians are also songwriters, so the area is a thriving cultural and music hub for visitors to experience.

Click for a list of Famous Musicians from Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana. 

 

 

 

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The 4th Annual Jennie Finch World Series Softball Tournament will be held in Sulphur, LA from June 20th - 24th, 2018. Age categories are 6 & under, 8 & under, 10 & under, and 12 Read More →
Kenny Loggins is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. His early songwriting compositions in the 1970’s were recorded with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and the group band Loggins Read More →
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Crowd favorite, Aaron Lewis, will perform at the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget Lake Charles on Saturday, June 23 at 8 PM. Lewis' career path has been diverse. He was the lead singer for Read More →
This year’s event will showcase other jazz musicians, artists, events, and a wide variety of shrimp and other good foods. A crowd of 500 – 1000, ranging in age from infancy to the older Read More →
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