Once again, the City of Lake Charles is teaming up with the Acadiana Center for the Arts to present the Louisiana Crossroads concert series in the Ben Mount Auditorium at Central School. The concert series is known for its trademark mix of music and conversation, which includes moderated artist and audience question and answer sessions. The program airs via 100,000-watt regional National Public Radio affiliate KRVS, simultaneously streaming audio worldwide via krvs.org.
The Lake Charles season premiere will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 23, 2013 with Marc Broussard, Roddie Romero and special guests. Marc Broussard is an artist with a unique gift of channeling the spirits of classic R&B, rock and soul into contemporary terms. Broussard released his debut album, Momentary Setback, at age 20 and has since been tapped as a talent to watch. Marc’s song “Home” was successful at radio and catapulted him onto the national touring stage. The timeless, soulful nature of Marc’s vocal lends well to Film and TV, and will continue to do so for years to come. Marc will be accompanied on stage by Roddie Romero, whose band, the Hub City All-Stars recently garnered a Grammy nomination for their double record, The La Louisianne Sessions. For more information and music go to www.marcbroussard.com and www.roddieromero.com.
The series will continue in the Central School with the Savoy Family Band and Good & Young Family Band on Wednesday, November 20; Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue on Wednesday, March 26, 2014; and Grammy-nominated, British soul singer James Hunter and his band the James Hunter Six with Louisiana All Stars on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. For a complete line-up of season 14, including the Lafayette performances, go to www.acadianacenterforthearts.org.
Lake Charles will keep ticket prices affordable for these four outstanding performances. Advance tickets can be purchased for $12 at the Arts and Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana on the second floor of Central School, or on line at www.cityoflakecharles.com. Tickets at the door will be $15. For more information, please call (337) 491-9159.