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 adult, is anticipated to participate in this year’s festival full of activities, as well as an incorporation of various artistic opportunities available to our youth in Lake Charles and the surrounding communities. Bring your families out on June 23 to enjoy some jazz and a good time!

The Gulf Coast Shrimp & Jazz Festival is a vision inspired by the desire to see quality cultural change, both emerging and professional, in Southwest Louisiana. Lake Charles is a city steeped in a rich cultural history, with a thriving local economy that features a unique blend of music, performance, and visual arts. Jazz is an important part of that history, yet Lake Charles has no Jazz stations that air here. Locals can only access jazz by satellite radio, digital technology, or visit one of a few local venues where jazz artists perform.