After two hurricanes in six weeks and dealing with a pandemic for the past six months, we are all in need of relief. I mean mental, physical, and financial help is needed during this crazy year we call 2020.

One of those groups that really need some help are our local musicians Not only have they been affected by two hurricanes, but the COVID-19 pandemic has also all but shut down their industry and their way of making a living.

Louisiana bars and festivals have been shut down pretty much for the past six months, and these talented artists we have in Louisiana have no money coming in or any way to make a living.

Sean Ardoin

That is why a group of folks led by well known artist Zachary Richard have put together a Lake Charles Musicians Relief virtual concert. The concert will be this Saturday, October 24 at 7:00pm and will feature musicians and artists from all over Louisiana.

There is a wide variety of artists slated to play. All in all, there are 13 performances, featuring Cajun and Zydeco music.

Scheduled to perform are:

  • Sonny Landreth
  • Sean Ardoin
  • Jourdan Thibodeaux
  • Cedric Watson
  • Joel Savoy
  • Yvette Landry & Richard Comeaux
  • Corey Ledet
  • Feufollet trio
  • Zachary Richard, Beau Thomas, Dudley Frugé
  • Sam Broussard & Barry Jean Ancelet
  • Roddie Romero
  • Julie Williams & Kelli Jones
  • David Torkanowsky

According to the organizers of the virtual concert,

The Lake Charles Music Relief Fund was created in the wake of Hurricane Laura to aid working musicians in Southwest Louisiana who were severely impacted by the storm.

 

100% of the proceeds will be distributed to Lake Charles area musicians.  Please help us to restore the musical community of Southwest Louisiana.

You can watch the concert on Facebook Live by clicking here or on the concert's YouTube Channel by clicking here.

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