The first Downtown at Sundown, Food Truck Park and Concert Series, kicks off this evening.

The first Downtown at Sundown, Food Truck Park and Concert Series, kicks off this evening.

Grant Bush, of Leesville Community Development and Planning, spear-headed this project to create an alternative for Friday nights. In lieu of going to restaurants or spending a lot of money, this is a good option for families to get out of the house to do something which is fun for everyone, he said.

For five consecutive weeks this summer, beginning on Friday, June 20, the new Patriotic Food Park will be set up at Polk theatre in Leesville.

The evening will include a variety of food trucks, live music, and family-friendly games, like corn hole and washers. Tonight's entertainment will be performed by the country singer-songwriter, Brad Brinkley. 

Brinkley, from Texas, has performed opening shows for country music stars such as Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, and many others. He recently signed with a record company and recorded a new single called, "Table for Two."

Downtown at Sundown runs from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., this evening and for the next five consecutive Fridays, on East Texas Street, Leesville.