The 25th Downtown at Sundown Concert
series kicks off this May. The concerts are free and open to the public.
They will take place on Ryan Street in front of the Historic City Hall
Arts & Cultural Center and the Parish Courthouse.
On four consecutive Fridays from 6 pm-9 pm, the music takes center
stage at the downtown merchant's parking lot on the corner of Ryan and
Broad Streets, amid tabletop art galleries, activities for children, and
food booths for downtown restaurants. Each concert features a different
local or regional artist performing favorite music genres, including
Swamp Pop, Cajun, Zydeco, and Classic Rock. This year's band lineup
features a mix of established and up-and-coming artists that are sure to
get the crowd dancing.
2023 Line Up
May 19 - Gregg Wright
King of the Rockin’ Blues, Wright is an inductee into the Louisiana Hall of Fame and a recipient of the 2019 “Living Legend” Blues Award.
May 26 - Mason Trail and Zydeco Rhythm
Trail has been keeping the tradition of authentic
Zydeco music alive since he learned how to play the accordion at 10 and
is bringing the rich sounds of Zydeco culture, history, and passion.
June 2 - Nicki & the People’s Victory
Lafayette-based musician Nicki Needham’s style reflects a taste of Southern Americana with musical influences from her family.
Downtown at Sundown proudly announces the June 2 concert is dedicated to our service men and women and the friends and family of the Fort Polk community.
June 9 - Opening act Gino Vallecillo, headlined by The Charlie Wayne Band
Out of Lafayette, Gino V. has been pursuing his
musical career since the age of 14. His style can be described as “funk
flair with a rock and roll attitude.” Headlining the June 9 evening is
SWLA's The Charlie Wayne Band, which was established in 2017 and offers
the crowd a favorite mix of country and rock.
June 9 will be coined “Geaux Blue Friday” as concert-goers are encouraged to sport their favorite McNeese State University apparel.
Chairs and blankets are welcome; however, pets, coolers, smoking/vaping, or outside alcohol will not be allowed on site.
Downtown at Sundown is presented by the City of Lake Charles and
supported by corporate sponsorships from CITGO Petroleum, Entergy,
Erdace Companies, Visit Lake Charles, Lake Charles Toyota, Fuerst,
Carrier and Ogden, First Horizon Bank, Stockwell Sievert Law Firm. All
beverage sales will benefit the Literacy Council of SWLA. The proceeds
allow the Literacy Council to offer extended summer services for adult