For additional information, contact:

Colten Miller, publications/systems manager

Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau

(337) 436-9588 or (800) 456-7952


Downtown at Sundown

Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event


LAKE CHARLES, La. (April 20, 2018) – The Southeast Tourism Society (STS) recently honored Downtown at Sundown as a 2018 Top 20 Event for the month of May.    

The outdoor concert series will take place on Fridays beginning May 18 and followed by May 25, June 1 and 8. The event will be held in front of Historic City Hall, 1001 Ryan St., and will showcase live music by regional bands along with children’s activities, food from downtown restaurants, table top art galleries, and arts and craft sales. The concerts will take place from 6-9 p.m. and are free to the public. The music headliners for this year will be The Tugboats on May 18; Rusty Metoyer & The Zydeco Krush on May 25; Lost Bayou Ramblers on June 1; and the season wraps up with Flamethrowers on June 8. This year’s series is sponsored by American Press, Citgo, Entergy, Delta Downs, Capital One Bank, Lake Charles Toyota, Stockwell Sievert Law Firm and Merrill Lynch.

The Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau is a member of STS, an organization that promotes travel to and within the southeastern part of the United States. The bureau nominates all area fairs, festivals and events quarterly. The STS Top 20 Events marketing program highlights the “best of the best” from submitted entries.

Events are selected from each of the following STS member states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. The Top 20 Events publication is sent to over 1,600 newspapers, magazines, radio stations, TV stations, AAA publications and others. The combined circulation of organizations using the publication is well into the millions. Therefore, the potential media coverage of these events has made the Top 20 Events list a coveted honor.

For more information, contact the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau at (337) 436-9588, or go to



The LC/SWLA CVB is the official destination marketing organization (DMO) for Calcasieu Parish, dedicated to strengthening the economic fabric of Southwest Louisiana through overnight visitation. In 2017, $645.76 million was added to the local economy through travel expenditures; the bureau booked over 67,000 room nights, and the LC/SWLA CVB was honored with ConventionSouth’s Annual Readers’ Choice Award. The dedicated staff works to showcase the best of Southwest Louisiana through marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales efforts to bring meetings, conventions, tournaments, media tours and groups to Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana.