Downtown at Sundown continues its 14th season with the sounds of Soul Vacation on Friday, June 1. Much like City Heat, Soul Vacation features some of the area's best musicians.


The band began in November 2003 when bassist Jay Ecker invited co-member and guitarist of the band "City Heat," Mike Dolan, to put together a new kind of party band, playing a mixture of today's most popular hits with a dash of that undeniable classic rock flavor. He then quickly recruited former student David Pellerin (keyboards/vocals) and Ron Muniz (percussion). With the return of a founding member and lead vocalist, Jessica Minton, the Vacation continued. In late 2009, the current lead vocalist, Katie Pilipauskas, was discovered and has since been performing with Soul Vacation. David Pellerin has moved on to try his hand at the music game in California and Stratton Doyle has taken his place on saxophone, keys, and vocals. Local virtuoso, Trey Newmiller, has also been added to the line up on drums.


Beverage sales will be facilitated by B.A.A.K. of Southwest Louisiana (Benefiting Area At-risk Kids) and will benefit the Harbour House. Harbour House ETC provides intervention and prevention services which address the issues affecting youth and families who are in at risk situations.

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