Are you ready, Lake Charles? The Arts Council of SWLA, the City of Lake Charles, and Deep South Production will present the fifth season of Live @ the Lakefront, a free outdoor live music series taking place at the Arcade Amphitheater at the Lakefront Promenade.The 2017 season will rock the lake from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays, March 17, 24, and 31. The event will include live music performances, an extensive local art market each Friday, and food trucks and food booths from several locally-owned restaurants.
Tank and the Bangas will kick off the 2017 season with the headlining performance on March 17th. Hailing from New Orleans, funk band Tank and the Bangas brings an eclectic mix of genres such as rock, gospel, soul, and spoken word, drawing the audience in with their creative and distinctive sound. Tank and the Bangas won “Band of the Year” at the New Orleans Big Easy Awards and recently appeared on The Tonight Show with Norah Jones herself. Opening for Tank and the Bangas is singer/songwriter Brittany Pfantz and her band, plus melodic folk duo Elms District.