Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Live @ the Lakefront Concludes with City Heat!

Live @ the Lakefront will end its explosive inaugural season on Friday, March 30th, with performances by local favorites City Heat and Iberville High Life. The Lake Area's newest music festival is co-presented by the Arts & Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana and the City of Lake Charles, and its goal is to showcase the Lakefront Promenade while celebrating local music talents and Southwest Louisiana culture.

This Friday's concert will be held at the Arcade Amphitheater on the Lakefront Promenade from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and it will also feature Lake Area food vendors, children's entertainment, beverage sales as well as booths showcasing one-of-a-kind local art from a variety of art mediums.

Come spread a blanket on the amphitheater's grassy hill and listen to the best live music around with the lakeshore scenery and the cool March weather as the perfect backdrop! 

Live @ the Lakefront acts as a fundraiser for the arts in Southwest Louisiana with all proceeds from Coke, Budweiser, Miller, and wine sales going directly to the Arts Council's efforts to support area arts and cultural initiatives and endeavors.

Mayor Randy Roach will welcome the audience with local blues band Iberville High Life to follow. With Bam Arceneaux, Tim Norris, Steve Dufrene making up its core, Iberville High Life performs across the dynamic spectrum of the blues genre with special emphasis on traditional blues. 

Jazz band City Heat will headline Friday's concert, and despite beginning as Isle of Capri Casino's house band, City Heat has become one of Southwest Louisiana's most sought-after live music acts. The band originated in Lake Charles and is driven by local jazz legend Chester Daigle with their unique combinations and fusions of jazz, funk, blues, and R&B. City Heat's repertoire of original and cover songs has cemented them as a true Southwest Louisiana favorite.

Live @ the Lakefront is free to the public and is made possible by Deep South Productions and generous sponsorships from Isle of Capri Casino Hotel and Tobacco Free Living. Event partners include Townsquare Media, Gator 99.5, Coca-Cola, 107 JAMZ, Cajun Radio, KISSFM, 92.9 The Lake, the Porch Coffee House & CafĂ©, American Press, Lake Charles Convention & Visitors Bureau, Knight Media Printing, Southwest Daily News, the Jambalaya News, Lagniappe, Thrive Magazine, KPLC, Beverage Sales, Southwest Beverage, and Redfish Rental.

No ice chests or outside food are allowed. For details about Live @ the Lakefront, call the Arts Council office at 439-ARTS or visit www.artsandhumanitiesswla.org.

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