LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Jazz music has been a staple of Louisiana's culture for many years and you can help celebrate it this weekend.
The Gulf Coast Shrimp and Jazz Festival runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lake Charles Civic Center on Saturday, June 23rd. Jazz in the Arts is hosting a free jazz workshop before the festival starting at 9, and Jazz After Dark will follow the festival at 7 p.m.
Musician Mickey Smith Junior, with be performing at the event.
Mickey Smith Jr. said in a statement, "It's about music, and for me, it's more than just a song. I'm a music educator so for me it's an opportunity to share the love, share the joy and bring the community together in a special way and that's what music and food do for South Best Louisiana."
Tickets to the festival are only five dollars for adults and two dollars for kids twelve and under.