While it may seem like a sleepy backwater, Lake Charles, Louisiana has been immortalized in songs by The Band and one of its most musical native daughters, the singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams. There’s also nothing sleepy about it; Lake Charles is a casino town and the Golden Nugget Lake Charles plays host to some big names in music and comedy. While the concert season is in full swing, we thought we would take a look at the bands and artists on deck for the summer season (click here to see the spring schedule).
Summer couldn’t get off to a better start than with hip-hop star Ludacris on June 1 followed by the family group where Michael Jackson got his start. The Jacksons come to the Gold Nugget on June 9. Kenny Loggins takes you to the “Danger Zone” on June 22 while the Goo Goo Dolls help to close out the first month of summer propper on June 29.
The 90s vibe continues on July 6 with I Love the 90s featuring Vanilla Ice, Salt-N-Pepa and more, followed by 80s hitmakers Rick Springfield and Pat Benatar on July 7 and 14 respectively. July closes out with an eclectic group of acts including TV comedy star Jeff Foxworthy, country artist Kellie Pickler, R&B legends The Isley Brothers and California punk rock heroes Sublime with Rome.
August begins when roots rock and country legend Delbert McClinton comes to the Golden Nugget on Aug. 4 and closes out with Creedence Clearwater Revisited on Aug. 24. You can find a complete list of Golden Nugget Lake Charles concerts below along with ticket info.
Golden Nugget Lake Charles summer 2018:
June 1 - Ludacris (Get Tickets)
June 2 - Night Ranger (Get Tickets)
June 8 - Queensryche & Skidrow (Get Tickets)
June 9 - The Jacksons (Get Tickets)
June 15 - Montgomery Gentry (Get Tickets)
June 16 - Darren Knight’s Southern Momma An Em Comedy Tour (Get Tickets)
June 22 - Kenny Loggins (Get Tickets)
June 23 - Aaron Lewis (Get Tickets)
June 29 - Goo Goo Dolls (Get Tickets)
June 30 - Ronnie Milsap (Get Tickets)
July 6 - I Love the 90s (Get Tickets)
July 7 - Rick Springfield (Get Tickets)
July 14 - Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo (Get Tickets)
July 20 - Jeff Foxworthy (Get Tickets)
July 21 - Kellie Pickler (Get Tickets)
July 27 - Sublime with Rome (Get Tickets)
July 28 - The Isley Brothers (Get Tickets)
Aug. 4 - Delbert McClinton (Get Tickets)
Aug. 10- Loudwire’s Gen X Summer Tour (Get Tickets)
Aug. 11 - Tanya Tucker (Get Tickets)
Aug. 24 - Creedence Clearwater Revisited (Get Tickets)