The Arts & Humanities Council of SWLA & First Federal Bank of Louisiana will bring back the wildly popular Live @ the Lakefrontmusic festival! This will be the first time since this same event was canceled on March 13, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Live @ the Lakefront (L@LF) will feature local bands, live art demonstrations, an outdoor art market and a food truck market to create a full-fledged music festival on the shores of Lake Charles. L@LF will take place on three consecutive Fridays, June 11, 18, and 25, from 6 PM to 10 PM at the Arcade Amphitheatre.
“This event, along other in-person events returning to the Lake area, will be vital to providing hope to our community,” said Devan Corbello, executive director of the Arts & Humanities Council, “For Southwest Louisiana, our culture is something that has always picked us up from hard times, and that is the goal of this year’s Live @ the Lakefront.
Live @ the Lakefront is presented by First Federal Bank of Louisiana as part of their continued commitment to the spread of local arts and culture initiatives. The Arts & Humanities Council has also partnered with the City of Lake Charles to provide locals and out-of-towners with free, quality entertainment. There is no admission fee because of the generosity of the following companies: CHRISTUS Ochsner as the Backstage Sponsor, Changing Spaces as the Art Market Sponsor, Image 360 as the Food Truck Sponsor, Shiner Beer is sponsoring the new Live Music Side Stage, the sound is sponsored by Deep South Productions. Other sponsors include Crying Eagle Brewing Company, Stevens & Guilbeaux Financial Consulting Group, JD Bank, Knight Media, and Coca-Cola Bottling Company.
Bands, art market artists, and food trucks will be announced in the coming weeks. COVID-19 safety guidelines, such as social distancing, masks in large crowds, and hand washing are encouraged.
Live @ the Lakefront is presented annually by The Arts & Humanities Council of SWLA. For vendor applications or more details on the event, visit www.artscouncilswla.org or contact the Arts Council at (337) 439-2787.