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Historic City Hall hosting ‘This Is Home Festival’ Oct. 16

Published: Sep. 27, 2021 at 11:43 AM CDT
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - Dunham Price, in association with The Historic City Hall and The Arts and Humanities Council of SWLA, will be holding the “This Is Home Festival” on Saturday, Oct. 16.

The free festival seeks to celebrate the spirit and resiliency of the Southwest Louisiana Community by promoting our rich culture and the area’s finest musicians and artists in a family-friendly outdoor setting.

“‘This Is Home’ refers to our living room which is downtown Lake Charles, and we want to gather here and celebrate our home,” Jay Ecker said.

Ecker is one of the event’s organizers. He said the festival will take place in front of Historic City Hall on Ryan street.

“We’ll have food trucks, art vendors, adult beverages available and music all day long - from noon until about 9:30,” Ecker said.

Though the event is not affiliated with Chuck Fest, after announcing it was canceled, there were some components already in place to have a smaller event.

“Some of the organizers and sponsors didn’t want to lose the opportunity to provide something for the community and to have a great headliner, Marc Broussard - ‘cause he really does represent home for us,” Ecker said. “And so, we decided to put together something on a little bit smaller scale.”

Ecker said having a smaller event is much more manageable, and our area needs this type of event.

“It’s so much. You know, there’s so much here,” Ecker said. “We deserve a celebration, and we want to provide that.”

In addition to festival headliner Marc Broussard, other acts include Young Band Nation, Classic Rock from The Raw Dawgs, and R&B and Soul from Jarvis Jacob and the Southern Gents.

The concert will also have a reunion performance from Louisiana’s Kingfish presenting their original blend of Cajun, Zydeco, Rock and Blues.

Concertgoers are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and enjoy the food truck court and artist’s market, as well as a beer and wine bar.

Interested vendors may contact Devan Corbello, executive director of the Arts Council, at 337-439-2787, devanc@artscouncilswla.org, or find applications at www.artscouncilswla.org.

Applications are due Friday, Oct. 8, 2021.

Proceeds from the festival will benefit the programs of the Arts and Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana.

Schedule:

· 12:00 p.m. - Young Band Nation

· 1:30 p.m. - Raw Dawgs

· 2:45 p.m. - Three Sheets

· 4:00 p.m. - Jarvis Jacob and the Gents

· 5:15 p.m. - Louisiana’s Kingfish

· 7:00 p.m. - Marc Broussard

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