Downtown Alive! is now a 25-year-old community tradition and a popular staple in Acadiana’s cultural and social calendar. Downtown Alive! was first produced by Downtown Lafayette Unlimited in fall 1983 and has continued with a Spring and Fall season of free, family-friendly, outdoor concerts each year since.

The 25th Anniversary continues this spring, with a concert each Friday between March 13 and June 5 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at two downtown park venues.

Spring 2009 25th Anniversary Series features four Grammy nominated artists, and DTA! favorites of the past and present with genres from Cajun & Swamp Pop to Reggae and Rock.

Spring 2009 25th Anniversary Season Schedule

March 13 T.K. Hulin, Steve Adams & Smoke w/Special Guest Charlene Howard – Swamp Pop - Parc International

March 20 Louisiana Red - Classic covers & variety - Parc Sans Souci

March 27 Lafayette’s Bayou Boys - Cajun variety - Parc Sans Souci

April 3 Tab Benoit – Blues/Traditional Country/Vintage R&B - Parc International

April 10 Good Friday – No DTA!

April 17 Marcia Ball – New Orleans R&B/ Gulf Coast Blues - Parc International

April 24 --  Festival International de Louisiane

May 1 Rex Moroux – Roots Rock - Parc Sans Souci

May 8 Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys (pictured right) w/Special Guest Geno Delafose – Cajun/Zydeco - Parc International

May 15 Krossfyre - R&B/Variety - Parc Sans Souci

May 22 Lil’ Buck Sinegal – Blues - Parc Sans Souci

May 29 Brass Bed w/special guests The Howdies – Rock/Americana - Parc Sans Souci

June 5 True Man Posse – Creole Reggae - Parc Sans Souci

Downtown Alive! begins at 5:30 with food and beverage concessions – musical performances from 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm. DTA! is a free event sponsored by Cox, Lafayette Coca-Cola, and The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living.

Produced by Downtown Lafayette Unlimited in cooperation with the Downtown Development Authority and Lafayette Consolidated Government. Concession sales help keep Downtown Alive! free, so please leave your ice chests at home with your pets. All Downtown Alive! information is available on the web by clicking here.


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