This year will mark the 55th year for The Contraband Days Festival, and for that milestone, the event is getting a total makeover. What's on tap for Calcasieu Parish's most famous event in 2012? We've got the scoop.

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:


This year's commemorative poster was designed by Jeff Davis Parish native and Lake Charles resident Candace Alexander. Here's your first glimpse at it:

We'll have much more information about Contraband Days coming up! Keep checking back for more!