May 15 @ 6 PM

Nobody wants to cook on a Friday night. Am I right? So, this Friday, why don’t you “treat yourself!” Take a breather, order up the most delicious Southwest Louisiana delicacy you can think of and relax. Calories are myths after a long work week … I am not a scientist, but I am pretty sure. The 2020 season of Downtown at Sundown has gone virtual for one night. So, as you enjoy your dinner, maybe even a taste from the Southwest Louisiana Brews & Spirits Trail, tune out the news, and tune into the music of the Casey Peveto Band and Rusty Metoyer & the Zydeco Krush. You can find the live concert here: www.pushvenue.com and www.facebook.com/downtownatsundown.

Fun Fact: Rusty has been kind enough to let me rush the stage on many occasions to play the scrub board with his band. And while, “rushing your computer screen” is not advisable, Rusty has plenty to get you excited about for the Friday night virtual show:

Mayor Hunter has worked with everyone involved to keep the music going and the local community supported through Downtown at Sundown.

Downtown at Sundown is one of the most anticipated events each year. It’s vital to supporting local musicians, artists, restaurants and nonprofits,” said Lake Charles Mayor Nicholas Hunter. “We are committed to protecting the health of our community, and as difficult as it is to suspend this popular annual music series, we feel it is in the best interest of the public. We are looking forward to leveraging technology to offer a virtual alternative on May 15. We’re also working with local organizations on alternative ways to support our local artists and restaurants that benefit from the event’s success.

The Casey Peveto Band is also looking forward to throwing down some country jams including original music. As procountrymusic.com describes: “If you’re a fan of well-written, red dirt, great traditional country music, the Casey Peveto Band is right up your alley!”


This virtual event is also a chance to support local arts organizations and nonprofits, namely the Arts & Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana and the Literacy Council of Southwest Louisiana. Downtown at Sundown and Live @ the Lakefront were not able to occur this spring, and these events function as major fundraisers. The Arts Council supports more than 75 area arts organizations like the Lake Charles Symphony, Children’s Theater Company, and the Imperial Calcasieu Museum. The Literacy Council provides educational programs to build individual self-sufficiency, strengthen families, and ultimately enrich lives and our community as a whole.

Here's how you can help!

Arts & Humanities Council: Donate

Literacy Council: Donate 

See y’all “virtually” this Friday at 6 p.m. And for dinner options, check out www.visitlakecharles.org/eat.

About Downtown at Sundown:

Downtown at Sundown has occurred on four consecutive Fridays in May and June in downtown Lake Charles since 1999. Last year, the event was attended by 3,000 people weekly. The street-fair format features food and beverage, tabletop galleries, merchandise vendors, activities for kids as well as a variety of music.

Thank You to these Sponsors: The 2020 event is supported by corporate sponsorships from The American Press, Capital One Bank, CITGO Petroleum, Stockwell Sievert Law Firm, Entergy, Lake Charles Toyota, Fuerst Carrier and Ogden Law Firm, and Erdace Companies.