On Friday, May 18th,  the 13th season of Downtown at Sundown returns to Lake Charles.

The first group to entertain Residents and Lake Charles visitors  during the concert series will be the U.S. Air Force’s rock band, Top Flight.

Top Flight,  is the popular music ensemble of the United States Air Force Band of the West stationed at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.  The band travels over 30,000 miles annually to perform for audiences across the Southwest. Formed in 1991 as a response to the growing demand of popular music nationwide, Top Flight performs a variety of music from R&B to classic rock and roll to top 40 radio hits, and since 2006, the band has been deployed three times to perform at overseas military bases to boost morale of active military men and women.

The City of Lake Charles and the Arts and Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana are proud to continue working together to present event which celebrates the diverse culture and local businesses of downtown Lake Charles. For four consecutive Fridays from May 18th to June 8th, Downtown at Sundown showcases the finest in local art, music, and food. Generous sponsorships make it possible for an estimated 1,500 attendees each week to enjoy the free and family-friendly event.

Downtown at Sundown is held at the Downtown Merchants’ parking lot on the corner of Broad Street and Ryan Street from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on each Friday and is free to the public. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the Lake Charles Civic Center Exhibition Hall. No ice chests are allowed, and guests are welcome to bring chairs. For more information, call the Arts Council at (337) 439-2787.

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