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Chester Daile II, DeWayne Simmons and James Bill of City Heat will take the main stage for Downtown at Sundown 6-9 p.m. Friday. (American Press Archives)

Chester Daile II, DeWayne Simmons and James Bill of City Heat will take the main stage for Downtown at Sundown 6-9 p.m. Friday. (American Press Archives)

City Heat, Yams to rock Downtown at Sundown

Last Modified: Thursday, May 22, 2014 4:23 PM

Special to the American Press

City Heat will take the main stage for Downtown at Sundown 6-9 p.m. Friday. The band is driven by local jazz legend Chester Daigle II on keyboards/bass, with DeWayne Simmons on vocals and James Bill on drums.

City Heat’s combination and fusion of music styles such as rhythm and blues, jazz and funk, yield a repertoire of cover songs. The group was founded in 1995.

Paul Gonsoulin and Michael Krajeck, known as The Yams, will perform 6-8 p.m. in the 700 block of Ryan Street.

The popular duo will perform classic country, classic rock and old-time folk music, all with the patented blend of Southern country flavor.

The event brings residents and visitors to downtown Lake Charles. The “street-fair” format features a variety of music and entertainment as well as food and beverages, tabletop galleries, merchandise vendors and activities for kids.

From 3 to 10 p.m. each Friday, the 700-800 blocks of Ryan Street — between Division and Pujo streets — will be closed to vehicle traffic and street parking.

All cross streets will remain open for traffic. Surrounding parking lots will be open and available for parking cars.

The season will continue with Roddie Romero & the Hub City All Stars on May 30 and Boomerang on June 6.

If inclement weather prevails, the concerts will be held inside the Lake Charles Civic Center.

No pets or outside beverages will be permitted on site.

Beverage sales during Downtown at Sundown will benefit the Literacy Council of Southwest Louisiana.

For event and vendor information, call 491-9159 or visit www.cityoflakecharles.com.

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