On the heels of the most successful, Downtown Alive! Year in our thirty-year history, Downtown Alive! is following up with one of the biggest schedules yet! We’re looking forward to an even bigger and better 2014 with:
•An all-star lineup featuring: The Chee-Weez, Bonsoir, Catin, Lil’ Band O Gold, Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet, The Molly Ringwalds, Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters and Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band with Connie G.
•BandSwap featuring locals Bonsoir, Catin and Gasoline Lollipops from Fort Collins, Colorado for a double-headline show at DTA! and in Fort Collins.
•Make it a UL Ragin Cajuns Home Game weekend starting with DTA! Friday and Gameday at Cajun Field Saturday: September 5 – DTA! – The Chee-Weez & September 6 – UL vs Louisiana Tech; October 4 – DTA! – The Molly Ringwalds & October 5 – UL vs Georgia State.
“This Fall, DTA! is welcoming new bands like Bonsoir, Catin and bringing back favorites such as Chubby Carrier with Connie G and Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. We also dipped into the DTA! archives and are bringing back names that have been missing from our posters for a few years now with Beausoleil Avec Michael Doucet and Lil’ Band O Gold. Even football fans just looking to have a good time before the game have something to enjoy at DTA! with The Chee-Weez and The Molly Ringwalds. We always work to provide a variety of performances to bring Acadiana a season with quality entertainers and a guaranteed good time every Friday,” said Kate Durio, Director of Marketing and Events.
Fall 2014 Season Schedule:
September 5The Chee-Weez (Rock & Roll Variety – Parc International)
September 12 Bandswap: Bonsoir, Catin with Gasoline Lollipops (Cajun & Blues – Parc Sans Souci)
September 19 Lil’ Band O’ Gold (Swamp Pop – Parc Sans Souci)
September 26Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet (Cajun– Parc International)
October 3 The Molly Ringwalds (Rock & Roll Variety – Parc International)
October 10No DTA! (Festivals Acadiens)
October 17 Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters (Zydeco – Parc Sans Souci)
October 24 Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band with Connie G. (Zydeco – Parc Sans Souci)
Sponsored by, Lafayette Coca-Cola, Super 1 Foods, Hampton Toyota, LUS Fiber and Home Bank. DTA! features performances by Grammy award winners, renowned and up and coming musicians representing a variety of genres: Brass, Zydeco, Swamp Pop, Bluegrass, Cajun, Blues, Soul, Indie Rock and more.
DTA! begins at 5:30 p.m. with food and beverage concessions and musical performances from 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Concession sales help keep DTA! free, so don’t be a mooch and buy DTA! hooch and leave your ice chests at home with your pets. For more information, visit http://www.downtownlafayette.org. Downtown Alive! is produced by Downtown Lafayette in cooperation with Lafayette Consolidated Government.