DOWNTOWN ALIVE! 25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONTINUES WITH SPRING SEASON
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 p.m. at two downtown park venues. DTA! is sponsored by Cox, Lafayette Coca Cola and The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living.
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 & Rock.
April 24 Festival International de Louisiane
May 1 Rex Moroux Roots Rock - Parc Sans Souci
May 8 Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys 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
June 12 Lafayette's Bayou Boys - Cajun Variety - 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 at www.downtownlafayette.org