Lake Charles Civic Center Re-Named
The Lake Charles Civic Center will have a new name going forward the City of Lake Charles announced on Tuesday
The Lake Charles Civic Center opened back in 1972, and since its inception, it has hosted many events. The Civic Center has hosted everything from shows to concerts, sporting events, and so much more. Some huge artists have performed at the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum. Artists like Garth Brooks, George Strait, Conway Twitty, Alan Jackson, Randy Travis, Reba McEntire, Alabama, Bon Jovi, Elvis Presley, Poison, and is the home of the annual Marshland Festival.
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In a release from the City of Lake Charles, we found out the Civic Center will now be known as the Lake Charles Event Center. Here is the release:
LAKE CHARLES, La.— Installation of a new marquee on the lakefront is scheduled in the coming days and residents will soon see a name change for the venue historically known as the Lake Charles Civic Center.
The renaming of the property to the Lake Charles Event Center will open the site up to a new, broader scope of event bookings.
Multiple agencies heavily involved with booking national-caliber acts and performances suggested this name change to the City. This name change will further enhance the ability to attract more well-known and diverse concerts and events. The recently-announced Parker McCollum concert has resulted in some of the highest ticket sales in the location’s recent history and negotiations for additional major acts are currently underway. Several additional exciting announcements are expected in the coming weeks.
The long-standing marquee was originally constructed in 1971. Hurricanes Laura and Delta in 2020 caused significant damage to the sign, making it eligible for replacement through FEMA.
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