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Downtown at Sundown Brings Free Live Music to Lake Charles

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Downtown at Sundown is the free, outdoor concert series held on Friday nights during the spring in the heart of downtown Lake Charles. A popular, family-friendly event, Downtown at Sundown takes place over four weeks, each year drawing thousands of residents for music, food, drinks and other activities. A portion of Ryan Street, downtown’s main thoroughfare, is reserved and transformed into a block party atmosphere. Locals set up lawn chairs in front of stages to enjoy the music and sites, with many spending the evening dancing, eating or visiting with friends.

Downtown at Sundown includes:

  • Booths featuring fine art, jewelry, crafts and pottery by local artisans
  • Children’s attractions such as face painting, balloon artists and street performers
  • Food booths with cuisine from local restaurants
  • Top regional acts playing a variety of music on two stages