Downtown Saturday fest aims to celebrate the spirit and resilience of SW La. – American Press


Get out of the house on Saturday. “This Is Home Festival 2021” is the perfect location for a free art market and musical entertainment, including touring and internationally recording artist Marc Broussard. Food, beer, wine and water will be available for purchase.

“It’s pretty much the same footprint as Downtown at Sundown for the installation,” said Jay Ecker, festival president.

A section of Ryan Street will be blocked off and the stage will face north past the historic 1911 Town Hall between Kirby and Iris streets.

“The organizers of Chuck Fest encountered logistical problems and the organizers wanted to take advantage of the planning that had already been done. So we partnered up with the Arts and Humanities Council of SWLA, ”Ecker said. “Their programs will benefit from the revenue. “

Dunham Price is the presenting sponsor. Lake Charles Toyota is the stage sponsor.

“This festival is exactly the kind of event that Lake Charles Toyota likes to sponsor,” said Corey Tarver, general manager of Lake Charles Toyota. “It improves the quality of life for people in southwest Louisiana and celebrates two of the things we do best: art and music. Marc Broussard is an incredible talent from Louisiana, and it will be wonderful to see him take center stage in downtown Lake Charles on Saturday.

The mission of “This is Home Festival 2021” is to celebrate the spirit and resilience of the southwest Louisiana community, according to a press release from Devan Corbello, executive director of the Arts and Humanities Council of the SWLA.

“The festival will promote our rich culture by showcasing the region’s best musicians and artists in a family-friendly outdoor setting,” said Corbello.

Marc Broussard’s style is best described as “the bayou soul”, a mix of funk, blues, R&B, rock and pop, combined with distinct southern roots. He has released eight studio albums, one live album, three EPs, and has been featured twice on Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks.

The musical day will also feature Young Band Nation at noon, consisting of students from SWLA Music School led by teacher / guitarist Marcus Johnson. Listen to classic rock from The Raw Dawgs starting at 1:30 am; Original Blues Band Three Sheets with singer Kelly Lanier and local guitar legend Eric Sylvester at 2:45 pm; R&B and Soul by Jarvis Jacob and the Southern Gents at 4 p.m. and 5:15 p.m., a reunion performance by Louisiana’s Kingfish featuring their original blend of Cajun, Zydeco, rock and blues. Broussard starts at 7 p.m.

Spectators are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and take in the beauty of the historic 1911 Town Hall and Parish Courthouse. For more information, contact Ecker: [email protected]; 337-853-8800.

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