Summer Season Sizzles at L'Auberge du Lac; Party by the Pool kicks off May 7 with Multi-platinum Rockers Everclear

Seven Mary Three, Sponge, The Molly Ringwalds, Ashes of Babylon and Triggerproof also booked for season of high energy, original live poolside entertainment  

LAKE CHARLES, La. - L'Auberge du Lac Casino Resort, a luxury Texas Hill Country-themed resort in Lake Charles, La., launches a new season of sizzling summer entertainment in May. The hugely popular Party by the Pool concert series returns May 7 with live national and regional bands poolside every Thursday night. The season opens with the dynamic and energetic multi-platinum rocker group Everclear featuring homegrown Lake Charles rockers Magnolia Sons as the opening act.

Everclear's cannon of original material is marked by multi-million sales, critical praise, a Grammy nomination and awards including the 1998 Billboard Modern Rock Artist of the Year honor. Everclear hits include Santa Monica, Everything to Everyone, I Will Buy You A New Life, Father Of Mine, and Wonderful ( ). Critics have said of Everclear singer, guitarist and songwriter Art Alexakis that he "...makes it all vivid through accumulation of detail, and he spits it out with a Lennon-like candor and an unruly, unstoppable energy."

In December 2008, Seven Mary Three ( ) re-released the bands much talked about and long out of print debut platinum CD Churn from 1994. It documents the earliest days of the band and includes the original version of the hit singles Cumbersome and Waters Edge. But those only familiar with the band from the hit Cumbersome will be surprised at the bands new direction; raw, honest songs about reconciling a rock career with home life and balancing commitments to band mates with those of family. The new rock anthems are featured on the CD day&nightdriving, released February 2008.

Opening for Seven Mary Three are the bands Days of the New and Sponge. Sponge proved to be one of Detroit's heaviest hitters after gaining international notoriety with their 1995 debut album Rotting Piñata, they emerged with hits like Plowed and Molly (16 Candles). Sponge received massive airplay on radio stations from coast to coast and was in heavy rotation on MTV. They have toured with powerhouse groups such as Soundgarden, Alice In Chains and Live. The critically lauded CD Wax Ecstatic included the hit songs Wax Ecstatic and Have You Seen Mary.

Party by the Pool also features beer and drink specials served by the Ladies of L'Auberge. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with live entertainment scheduled to begin each Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Party by the Pool ends at 11:00 p.m.

Party by the Pool Entertainment Summer Line-Up:

 $5.00 cover charge (free with mychoice Card); ladies get in free

May 7     Everclear - Rock  
                Opening act: Magnolia Sons  

May 14   Mustang Sally - Variety

May 21   Ashes of Babylon- Reggae

May 28    Dash Rip Rock - Rock

June 4     Seven Mary Three - Rock
                Opening acts: Sponge -       
                                       Days of the New

June 11   U.S. - 80's Variety

June 18   The Molly Ringwalds - 80's Tribute

June 25   Triggerproof - Variety

Ladies get free admission to Party by the Pool. Gentlemen pay just $5; the cover charge is waived for mychoice members. Must be 21 to enter. Please note that the event location is subject to change and/or cancellation due to inclement weather. Dress code will be strictly enforced at the discretion of L'Auberge.

Following Party by the Pool, the fun continues late into the night at the stylish globar inside the L'Auberge 30,000 square foot Vegas-style casino and at hot spot Jack Daniel's® Bar & Grill. Hang out with friends while enjoying drink specials and a variety of local favorites on stage.

Jack Daniel's® Bar & Grill May Entertainment Line-Up No Cover Charge

May 7, 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.             Shimmur - Variety

May 14, 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.           The Floyds - Variety

May 21, 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.           The Crisis - Variety

May 24, 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.            Louisiana Yard Dogs - Variety
*Sunday night show/Memorial Day weekend

May 28, 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.            Soul Haven - Variety

For late night dancing and cocktails in a hip and energetic club atmosphere every weekend, put Jack After Dark on your calendar. Admission is free; must be 21 to enter. Dress code will be strictly enforced at the discretion of L'Auberge; uptown chic attire requested.

Jack After Dark DJ Line-Up No Cover Charge

May 1 - 2                                     DJ Johnny Cage

May 8 - 9                                      DJ Johnny Cage

May 15 - 16                                  DJ Johnny Cage

May 22 - 23                                 DJ Trashy

                                                          DJ Johnny Cage

      May 29 - 30                                 DJ Johnny Cage