Twenty-five restaurants bring their best to Louie's 14th annual Charity Gumbo Cookoff spiced with live music.

When you're talking gumbo, it's got to have soul; Jake Kershaw and band bring it in spades. This old soul in a young body brings the blues and the band to Louie's Trophy House for the annual Winter event.

  • 14th annual Charity Gumbo Cookoff
  • Feb 24, 2019
  • Louie's Trophy House 629 Walbridge St., Kalamazoo
  • Tickets $20 in advance- $25 at the door

You don't have to know what's in it, you just have to know what you like as chefs from Southwest Michigan's top restaurants prepare a mess of oysters, gumbo and a crawfish boil. Proceeds benefit the Cheff Center and CASA- Case Appointed Special Advocates.

Live bands spice up the afternoon with great music inside and outside. Marhshall High School Junior Jake Kershaw is the headliner. Don't let the age fool you, this cat has been around and knows how to flat out play. Jake has shared the stage with Johnny Lang, Tab Benoit, Tommy Castro, Walter Trout and other bluesmen.

Dress in layers and bring your appetite for new things to this annual Winter party.