Downtown at Sundown concert series kicks off in Lake Charles - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Downtown at Sundown concert series kicks off in Lake Charles

(Source: KPLC) (Source: KPLC)
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Over the next few weeks, when the sun goes down in Lake Charles, Ryan Street will come alive. The 2017 season of Downtown at Sundown kicked off Friday with The Kadillacs headlining.

This marks the 19th annual Downtown at Sundown concert series, and it's bringing hundreds to the streets.

The atmosphere, the music, even the drinks are helping revive downtown and help the community thrive.

"We have an ongoing working relationship with the Literacy Council," said Mayor Randy Roach. "So we let them take care of beverage sales and whatever they can make off of that, it helps them support their efforts and programming."

Mayor Roach calls it a "win-win" situation.

One concertgoer described it as "end of the week, kick back and relax with beautiful weather, crowd just chilling out on a Friday night."

Downtown at Sundown has also received praise from the tourism industry.

"Proud to announce it's been recognized as a Top 20 event by the Southeast Tourism Society," said Mayor Roach.

From street vendors to activities for kids, Downtown at Sundown is celebrating a special occasion this year.

"Next week at Downtown at Sundown we are going to have the opening of the time capsule that was planted over here at the old city hall in 1967," said Roach.

The party continues on Fridays over the next few weeks from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.:

  • May 26 - Boomerang
  • June 2 - Whiskey South
  • June 9 - Geno Delafose

Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. 

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Move in day for McNeese students

    Move in day for McNeese students

    Friday, August 18 2017 10:55 PM EDT2017-08-19 02:55:26 GMT
    (Source: website)(Source: website)
    It didn't look like it Friday afternoon, but over the last two days hundreds of students were moving into housing at McNeese State University.    Sophomore Jacoby Sam was one of the few on campus still unpacking a few things. “I brought my clothes, my laptop computer, bed and I still gotta get some stuff," said Sam.  But even though this isn’t Sam’s first rodeo with college, he’s still pretty nervous about living with complete strang...More >>
    It didn't look like it Friday afternoon, but over the last two days hundreds of students were moving into housing at McNeese State University.    Sophomore Jacoby Sam was one of the few on campus still unpacking a few things. “I brought my clothes, my laptop computer, bed and I still gotta get some stuff," said Sam.  But even though this isn’t Sam’s first rodeo with college, he’s still pretty nervous about living with complete strang...More >>
  • SOLAR ECLIPSE: Southwest Louisiana timeline

    SOLAR ECLIPSE: Southwest Louisiana timeline

    Friday, August 18 2017 8:37 PM EDT2017-08-19 00:37:03 GMT
    (Source: eclipsemega.movie.com)(Source: eclipsemega.movie.com)

    Monday's solar eclipse will begin at 11:50 a.m. in Lake Charles. Lake Charles is far outside the path of total eclipse, but will have 71.4 percent coverage at the peak time of 11:21 p.m. The solar eclipse in will happen around the same time in Southwest Louisiana's five parishes, although there are some slight variations. Click HERE and scroll to the Google interactive map to see exact times in your area. TAKE NOTE: Times on the map are coordinated universal time. Use the graph in t...

    More >>

    Monday's solar eclipse will begin at 11:50 a.m. in Lake Charles. Lake Charles is far outside the path of total eclipse, but will have 71.4 percent coverage at the peak time of 11:21 p.m. The solar eclipse in will happen around the same time in Southwest Louisiana's five parishes, although there are some slight variations. Click HERE and scroll to the Google interactive map to see exact times in your area. TAKE NOTE: Times on the map are coordinated universal time. Use the graph in t...

    More >>
  • SOLAR ECLIPSE: Do's and Don'ts

    SOLAR ECLIPSE: Do's and Don'ts

    Friday, August 18 2017 8:35 PM EDT2017-08-19 00:35:29 GMT
    (Source: Wikipedia)(Source: Wikipedia)

    The Solar Eclipse that's been flooding your timelines, news feeds, and literally, almost every conversation you hear is less than a week away. If you plan on watching this natural phenomenon here is a list of some do's and don'ts for the 2017 Solar Eclipse provided by NASA: Do's: ALWAYS use your solar filters or "Eclipse Glasses" for viewing a partially eclipsed sun. Check your eclipse glasses for damage. (i.e. Scratches, holes, rips, tears, etc.) Keep an eye...

    More >>

    The Solar Eclipse that's been flooding your timelines, news feeds, and literally, almost every conversation you hear is less than a week away. If you plan on watching this natural phenomenon here is a list of some do's and don'ts for the 2017 Solar Eclipse provided by NASA: Do's: ALWAYS use your solar filters or "Eclipse Glasses" for viewing a partially eclipsed sun. Check your eclipse glasses for damage. (i.e. Scratches, holes, rips, tears, etc.) Keep an eye...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly