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For Immediate Release:  March 7, 2019

For Further Information Contact: Matt Young, 337 491-915, Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center




On Wed., Mar. 7, the City announced plans for the 21st annual Downtown at Sundown concert series for four consecutive Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning on May 17. The outdoor music festival will take place in the 1000 block of Ryan Street in front of 1911 Historic City Hall and the Parish Courthouse. This year’s event is supported entirely by corporate sponsorships from the American Press, Capital One Bank, CITGO Petroleum, Stockwell Sievert Law Firm, Entergy, Lake Charles Toyota, Fuerst, Carrier & Ogden, Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino, and Erdace Companies.


The series kicks off with the Calcasieu Cajun Ramblers on May 17; Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience on May 24; Bluesiana RED on May 31; and the series wraps up with The Tugboats on June 7.


“Every year, Downtown at Sundown brings thousands of residents and visitors to experience Downtown Lake Charles as a thriving urban community,” said Mayor Nic Hunter. “We have added some additional crowd entertainment and outdoor lighting this year that is sure to thrill residents.”


Beverage sales will benefit the Literacy Council of SWLA. The street-fair format will feature food and beverage, table top galleries, merchandise vendors, activities for kids as well as a variety of music. Lawn chairs are welcome; however, ice coolers and pets are prohibited. In case of rain, the concerts will take place inside the Lake Charles Civic Center.


Pictured are sponsors (left to right): Marlisa Harding (American Press), Scott Waldrop (Lake Charles Toyota), Dana Keel (CITGO Petroleum), Nora Popillion (Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino), Carl Ambrose (Erdace Companies), Randy Fuerst (Fuerst, Carrier & Ogden), Fil Bordelon (Capital One Bank), Margaret Harris (Entergy), and Dallas Kingham (Stockwell Sievert Law Firm).


For more information, call 337-491-9159 or visit

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