Lafayette, La.- The Spring 2011 season of Downtown Alive! (DTA!) continues May 6, 2011, with The Howdies.

Composed of star members of other well-known southern bands, each of The Howdies' members brings his own background and influences to create a sound and style that encompasses and surpasses "roots music". The Howdies' live show is a must see. Their energetic performances have been winning them fans at every show and continue to get them notable attention. The group's highly anticipated debut album, Made With Pure Lightning was released in mid 2009.

DTA! offers, once again, great entertainment in the form of free, family-friendly, smoke free, outdoor concerts.  For 27 years, DTA! has united community and culture to create a weekly tradition and celebration in Downtown Lafayette every Fall and Spring.  DTA! is produced by Downtown Lafayette in cooperation with Lafayette Consolidated Government. Special thanks to Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission, The Juliet Hotel and La Quinta Inn.

Sponsored by Cox Communications, Lafayette Coca-Cola and Lets Be Totally Clear, DTA! features performances by Grammy Nominated, renowned and up and coming musicians representing a variety of genres ranging from Cajun, Blues, Rock, Latin and more. 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, click here.

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