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2021 Toyota Mirai in front of a building

2021 Toyota Mirai First Look Video

Overview of the 2021 Toyota Mirai

The second generation of Mirai is here with a complete revamp of exterior design, power, and driving capability – the 2021 Toyota Mirai. The larger, more premium Mirai now comes on an RWD platform providing smooth and easy-going ride quality. Although the 2021 Toyota Mirai is only available in California and Hawaii, you can get more info about the vehicle by following the Lake Charles Toyota in Lake Charles, Louisiana blog. But for now, you can watch the first look video of the 2021 Toyota Mirai. So, please scroll down and check it out!

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Delicious ice cream served in two bowls at an ice cream parlor

Best Ice Cream Places to Satisfy your Sweet Tooth in Lake Charles, LA

Where to Get the Best Ice Cream in Lake Charles, LA?

There is never a bad day to devour some tasty ice cream. Sometimes delicious ice cream is the only answer for a sweet craving, especially during hot summers like Lake Charles, Louisiana. We at Lake Charles Toyota have listed a few dedicated ice cream parlors across Lake Charles that serves scrumptious batches of different flavors. Here are the top ice cream parlors in the area.

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Friday Night Party Elevates McNeese Tailgating

Cowboy Block Parties aim to bring major college experiences to students and fans of McNeese State University. Through a partnership with Lake Charles Toyota and Legacy Jewelers, the Cowboy Block Parties feature free, live concerts in the Robert Nolan Alumni Pavilion every Friday night prior to a Cowboy football home game.

Athletic Director, Heath Schroyer, stated, “It’s a new day and a new era for McNeese Athletics and I can’t wait to see the grove packed and people having a great time! Our people deserve this kind of experience and we’re excited to give it to them.”

Lake Charles Toyota has always supported local events that enhance the quality of life for the people of Southwest Louisiana. Following the Toyota Tailgate at Cowboy Country Fest, the Tarver family was eager to assist the McNeese Athletic Foundation in providing more events and experiences that smaller schools often miss out on. “We have a great game day experience at McNeese, but the noon kick-offs this season might cramp the festivities,” said Corey Tarver, Lake Charles Toyota General Manager. “Friday night gives us the opportunity to mark the official start of tailgating with a bang!”

Gyth Rigdon performs July 3, 2021 during the Toyota Tailgate at Cowboy Country Fest

As previously mentioned, admission to Cowboy Block Party will be free and outside food and drinks will be permitted. Food trucks will also be on site to sell various types of food.

Parking to the event will be free on the McNeese campus, but to park in the football lots, those attending must have a football season parking pass to park in those lots.

If you’re interested in buying an RV/tailgating spot for this season, contact the McNeese ticket office at 337-562-4678.

About the artists

The Flamethrowers – Based out of Lake Charles, the Flamethrowers are widely hailed as Louisiana’s best party band and the premier band of the south. They pride themselves on thinking outside of the cover band box. Audiences love them for their powerhouse vocals, guitar wizardry and groovy rhythm section.
 
Gyth Ridgon – The Singer native, Gyth Rigdon rose to fame around the world with his unforgettable performances on NBC’s The Voice where he finished as the runner-up on Season 16. He has performed around the nation, mixing country, southern rock and soul into a unique musical experience. He has taken the stage with artists such as Jake Owen and Gary Allen among many others.
 
Charlie Wayne – A native of Southwest Louisiana, Wayne began playing the piano when he was 10 years old and the guitar in high school. What began as a high school hobby blossomed into a promising career. He signed his first record deal in 2018 and his success has continued to rise, leading him to play in local venues, festivals and shows with top regional and national artists.
 
Wayne Toups – A Grammy Award winner, Toups has long been dubbed “The Cajun Springsteen.” He’s in the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, Gulf Coast Hall of Fame, Cajun French Music Hall of Fame, and the Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame. He picked up the accordion at the age of 13 and hasn’t put it down since. He has recorded more than a dozen albums and toured to more than 20 countries. His songs have been heard on such film soundtracks as Steel Magnolias and Dirty Rice. He has performed with artists such as Alan Jackson, Clay Walker, Mark Chesnutt, Sammy Kershaw, George Jones, Garth Brooks, Ty England and Mark Wills, to name a few.
 
Parish County Line – They’ll be making a return to McNeese just a few months after performing at the inaugural McNeese Cowboy Country Fest in early July. The Baton Rouge-based band formed in 2012 with the plan to bring 90’s country music back to South Louisiana. They include songs by George Strait, Alan Jackson, Mark Chesnutt, Lonestar, Clint Black, Clay Walker, Travis Tritt and Diamond Rio, to name a few.
 
The Chee-Weez – Formed in 1997 in a garage just outside of New Orleans, The Chee-Weez began as a disco tribute act, but a year later, decided to throw in some Bon Jovi and Journey into the mix. The audience response was through the roof and the band continued to add classic rock and 80’s hair metal to their set while still putting their own spin on a number of oldies, classics and even 80’s new wave tunes.

2021 McNeese Block Party

Presented by Lake Charles Toyota

Artists brought to you by Legacy Jewelers

7-10:30 p.m. • Robert Noland Alumni Pavilion