We producE great events that give back!

Smoke & Barrel Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit company whose mission is to produce quality entertainment for the enrichment of the community while raising funding for worthy charities. Put more simply: We produce great events that give back! Every dollar we earn fuels growth of the event amenities & line up, drives sales to larger markets, brings more tourism dollars into Lake Charles, and bolsters our ability to positively impact our community through our partnership with United Way SWLA. We cordially invite you to join us in our efforts to expand entertainment, tourism, and charitable fundraising activity in Southwest Louisiana. Our current lineup features two annual food and beverage centric events, produced in Lake Charles, which benefit the United Way of SWLA. The namesake event, Smoke & Barrel, welcomes in the cool breezes of late Fall, and Rum Revival kicks off the warmth of spring!



Smoke & Barrel

Established in 2018, “Smoke & Barrel” event takes place on the lawn of the Calcasieu Parish Courthouse beneath a canopy of majestic live oaks and has quickly established itself as the premiere spirits tasting event in Southwest Louisiana. Smell the savory aroma of oak and hickory. Taste BBQ from leading pitmasters that’s been expertly paired with bourbon, scotch, and whiskey. Hear the foot-stomping sounds of top regional bands. See works from local artisans and craftsmen. Feel the unique culture and hospitality of Southwest Louisiana.

Follow the smoke! Smoke & Barrel will entice the tastebuds of locals and travelers alike. We invite you to join us as we transform historic downtown Lake Charles into a celebration of the senses.

Rum Revival

Launched in 2022, Rum Revival is a celebration of the Gulf Coast’s colorful ties to the Caribbean and captures the vibrant energy of that region. Held indoors, this fabulous production transforms the space into a premium tasting event featuring a variety of cocktails, and dozens of rums and tequilas, paired with Caribbean dishes prepared by some of Southwest Louisiana’s most talented chefs. Rum is the up and coming spirits category, and we are fortunate to have a world-renowned Rum distillery in our backyard. Between our region’s sugarcane production, rum production, love of flavorful foods, rich musical traditions, and the joie de vivre to celebrate it all – Rum Revival is a natural fit for SWLA. Pull out your favorite tropical attire, and meet us at the ice sculpture to celebrate your brand!

our impact

United Way will benefit from all of Smoke & Barrel’s efforts as it works to build strong, successful families and strengthen the community.

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APRIL 6TH, 2024 | 5-9PM

Smoke & Barrel Inc’s celebration of the Gulf Coast’s colorful ties to the Caribbean. This spring tasting event will feature rum, tequila, and Caribbean cuisine!