Lafayette, La.- A community tradition for 26 years and a popular staple in Acadiana's cultural and social calendar, the Downtown Alive! features the Pine Leaf Boys this Friday, March 19 in Parc Sans Souci. The Spring 2010 season promises to once again, bring great entertainment in the form of free, family-friendly, smoke free, outdoor concerts to Downtown Lafayette.

Downtown Alive, Lafayette, LALafayette's own, three-time Grammy-Nominated, Pine Leaf Boys are known for their own inimitable brand of Cajun music with youthful exuberance. Their wild shows and thoughtful arrangements have breathed new life into Cajun music, reviving ancient songs and bringing them to the bandstand. Being described as, "... the link that connects the young and the old generations," and, "the best new, energetic, and fun Cajun band in a very long time," the Pine Leaf Boys play the old fashion dance hall standards while making a priority to bring many of the more obscure songs of past masters into their repertoire and play them with gusto. The Pine Leaf Boys have preserved the traditional Cajun sound, while allowing it to breathe and stretch with those who play it. They present their music in multiple configurations such as twin fiddle, duo accordion/fiddle, bass, drum, and foot-stomping jurés.



Sponsored by Cox Communications, Lafayette Coca-Cola and, DTA! features performances by Grammy Nominated,  renowned and up and coming musicians representing a variety of genres ranging from Cajun, Swamp Pop, Blues, Rock, Funk and more.  



Spring 2010 Season Schedule:


March 19                                Pine Leaf Boys (Cajun - Parc Sans Souci)


March 26                                Nik-L Beer (Classic Covers & Variety - Parc Sans Souci)


April 2                                    Good Friday- No DTA!


April 9                                    Bonerama (Funk/Horns - Parc International)


April 16                                  John Mooney & Bluesiana (Blues - Parc International)



April 23                                  Festival International de Louisiane


April 30                                  True Man Posse (Creole Reggae- Parc Sans Souci)


May 7                                     The Robbie Bush Band- Farewell Performance (Vocal & Horn Variety - Parc International)


May 14                                   Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express (Zydeco - Parc Sans Souci)



May 21                                   The Iguanas (Roots/Latin/Americana - Parc International)


May 28                                   GIVERS (Indie Rock /Afro-Pop- Parc Sans Souci)



June 4                                     The Canes (Americana - Parc Sans Souci)


DTA! begins at 5:30 p.m. with food and beverage concessions - musical performances from 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Concession sales help keep DTA! free, so please leave your ice chests at home with your pets.  For more information, visit


Downtown Alive! is produced by Downtown Lafayette in cooperation with Lafayette Consolidated Government.

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