It's the question we get asked the most -- when is the 55th annual Contraband Days returning to Lake Charles, and the good news is it's pretty soon.

The 2012 Contraband Days are scheduled to take over downtown Lake Charles from May 1 through May 13!

Country music artist Josh Turner will be the festival's main headliner, taking the stage at 9 p.m., Friday, May 11 at the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum. The festival will feature four stages over two weeks -- May 1-13. Musical acts will include:

Thursday, May 3:

Friday, May 4:

Saturday, May 5:

Wednesday, May 9:

  • 1 p.m. -- Adam Trent (from The Disney Channel), LCCC Rosa Hart Theater

Thursday, May 10:

  • 7 p.m. -- Adam Trent (from The Disney Channel), LCCC Rosa Hart Theatre

Friday, May 11 --

  • 7 p.m. -- Bryan Fontenot, Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum
  • 9 p.m. -- Josh Turner, Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum

Saturday, May 12: