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Downtown West Monroe kicks off Ouachita Live

Downtown West Monroe will begin its 2022 Ouachita Live concert series on Friday, March 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Alley Park. The outdoor concert is free and open to the public. From March through October, there will be a concert on the last Friday of each month.

Karen Laban, Downtown Revitalization Group Director in West Monroe, said, "We are really excited about bringing different genres of music to the area. So, we try to change it up each month. It's going to be pretty exciting through October."

There will be food and snowball trucks at the event. Various downtown restaurants will provide alcohol for attendees to purchase.

Attendants are encouraged to bring a chair to enjoy the show.

CoCo York and the Dan Sumner Band will be featured in the first concert.

CoCo York, a Jazz and blues vocalist, has performed all over the world for United States Presidents, queens, and dignitaries. She has also appeared in theaters and has experience being on television and the radio.

She began her professional career in the French Quarter of New Orleans. She has since returned to reinvent herself and be close to family and friends.

Dan Sumner, an internationally acclaimed guitarist, and music producer has also performed and toured around the world. Sumner is a native of Monroe, Louisiana where he owns and operates Fort Sumner Studio.

Sydney Russo is originally from West Monroe, Louisiana. She is currently enrolled in The University of Louisiana at Monroe and is studying Communications. Her concentration is in Digital Media.