There’s a renaissance in the Red River District.
Efforts by business owners and city leaders seem to be paying off.
“We absolutely love music, we're originally from New Orleans, and so this is right up our alley,” said Karen Labeau.
The live music performs in the district every Friday from 5 pm to 8 pm.
“This just helps to get the party started,” said Marissa Carbine.
Carbine runs the event and she said all the bars and restaurants in the area really draw in more people.
“It’s helped my business a lot because we get people down here who don’t usually come downtown,” said Fully Stacked owner Christopher Anthony.
Fully Stacked is one of the many bars that people can grab a drink from, sit on the patio and listen to great music.
“We actually got the open container ban lifted,” said Carbine. “So, it makes it more convenient for people to just sit back and relax.
The fact that the live music is free is an added bonus for many of those who come out on Fridays.
“I really hope free Fridays stay free Fridays,” said Labeau.
The district is hoping that their efforts will help to revitalize the downtown that it once was.