Lafayette, LA - Brass Bed w/special guest The Howdies perform at Downtown Alive! May 29 - Parc Sans Souci.

Brass Bed, Downtown Alive, Lafayette, LABrass Bed is a quartet dedicated to the proposition that most music is created equal. From folk rock to psych rock to straight rock, a Brass Bed performance can scratch just about any musical itch. The band keeps close to its 60s rock roots with doses of noise, volume, and vintage melody, creating a noise that The Times of Acadiana says sounds like The Flaming Lips crossing paths with the White Stripes. Special Guest The Howdies are a band from the American South.  They write old-timey songs that make want to dance, cry, or fight and they have a unique way of blending Stomp, Swing, Rockabilly, Zydeco, Blues, and Country.

Downtown Alive! is 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. 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.

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. DTA! is sponsored by Cox, Lafayette Coca Cola, and The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living.

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

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

June 12 Lafayette’s Bayou Boys – Cajun Variety – Parc Sans Souci – performance rescheduled from March performance date due to weather

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 at



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