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2020 Downtown at Sundown Concert Series 🌇🎶

Downtown Lake Charles

  • Dates: May 15, 2020 - June 5, 2020
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Location: Downtown Lake Charles
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
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[Updated 3.10.2020]

Downtown at Sundown is a "can't miss" event in Lake Charles. The concert series starts on May 15 and continues on May 22, 29 and June 5. This annual outdoor music and art event is held in downtown Lake Charles and features a different local or regional artist for each concert, performing favorite music genres of the region such as Cajun, Zydeco swamp-pop and classic rock. The event also offers food and beverage booths, tabletop galleries, art sales and activities for kids.

2020 Line Up

  • May 15- Casey Peveto Band
  • May 22- Zyde-Pokes Followed by Three Sheets
  • May 29- STR8 Soul
  • June 5- Logan Soileau and the Cards

The event brings thousands of residents and visitors to beautiful Downtown Lake Charles. The "street-fair" format will feature a variety of music and entertainment as well as food and beverage, tabletop galleries, merchandise vendors and activities for kids. From 2 to 10 p.m. each Friday, Ryan Street—from Iris to the parking lot entrance of the Phoenix Building—will be closed to vehicle traffic in accordance with a special event ordinance.

Beverage sales during Downtown at Sundown will benefit the Literacy Council of Southwest Louisiana. The council's educational programs provide a jump start and a foundation for those in our community that is willing to learn and accept the challenge of learning. For information about programs for adults, or for children and families, visit www.literacyswla.org or call 337-494-7000 or 1-888-LIT-SWLA.

In the event of inclement weather, the concerts will be held inside the Lake Charles Civic Center. Bring your lawn chairs; no pets or outside beverages will be permitted on site. For event and vendor information, call 337-491-9159 or go to www.CityOfLakeCharles.com