The final Downtown at Sundown is this Friday June 3rd on the corner of Broad and Ryan Streets in Lake Charles and it will feature City Heat.

City Heat

City Heat, one of Downtown at Sundown’s best loved traditions, will return to the stage on Friday, June 3rd, to close out the 2011 Downtown at Sundown season. The City of Lake Charles and the Arts and Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana are proud to continue working together to present the 13th season of the event which celebrates the diverse culture and local businesses of downtown Lake Charles. For four consecutive Fridays from May 13th to June 3rd, Downtown at Sundown showcases the finest in local art, music, and food.

On and off for several years, City Heat has dominated the Downtown at Sundown stage, and they are sure to bring in the crowd for one explosive concert to end the season. The band began as Isle of Capri Casino’s house band, but with its unique combinations and fusions of music styles such as rhythm and blues, jazz, and funk to yield a repertoire of original and cover songs, City Heat broke the mould and quickly became one of Southwest Louisiana’s most popular bands. The concert is sponsored by Entergy.

“Downtown at Sundown’s 2011 season has been such a huge success to both the Arts Council and the City of Lake Charles,” stated Matt Young, Executive Director of the Arts Council. “The event has become such a strong force in uniting residents across Southwest Louisiana in the revitalization efforts of downtown, and we hope to continue in the event’s wake to build community pride in our city through the arts.”

Downtown at Sundown also showcases food by downtown restaurants, local artists and craft vendors, and children’s entertainment. Coke, Budweiser, and Miller products will be available, and all beverage sales benefit the Arts Council and its efforts to fund and support Southwest Louisiana arts and cultural organizations. Generous sponsorships from the American Press, CITGO, Business First Bank, Entergy, and Global Industries make it possible for an estimated 1,500 attendees each week to enjoy the free and family-friendly event.

Downtown at Sundown is held at the Downtown Merchants’ parking lot on the corner of Broad Street and Ryan Street from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on each Friday and is free to the public. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the Lake Charles Civic Center Exhibition Hall. No ice chests are allowed, and guests are welcome to bring chairs. For more information, call the Arts Council at (337) 439-2787.


Erica McCreedy

Special Projects Coordinator

Arts and Humanities Council of SWLA

So make sure you make it Friday night for the last Downtown at Sundown of the year.

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