What do You Think about Contraband Days Being Renamed Louisiana Pirate Festival? – Poll
What do You Think about Contraband Days Being Renamed Louisiana Pirate Festival?
The Contraband Days Pirate Festival in Lake Charles has been around for over sixty years now. In 2017 the festival promoters decided to change the name to Louisiana Pirate Festival.
Here’s a short excerpt that was published on the festival website in 2017 about the name change:
The board felt that this name change would be a true reflection of the shift that is taking place with the festival itself. We have incredible food, music and artists in Louisiana, and everyone sees this as an opportunity to celebrate the best of who we are as a people and culture. Right on the shores of Lake Charles, the Louisiana Pirate Festival will bring a more statewide appeal, moving past the 60th anniversary. It’s time for something new and different,” said Russ Grantham, president of the Louisiana Pirate Festival.
What are your thoughts on the name change?
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