Almost, but not quite, as much fun as attending Bach Lunches or Downtown Alive events in the parks in downtown Lafayette is watching the sky to see if anything will be postponed. Today it looks like Mother Nature shielded Parc Sans Souci under her skirts once again.
Tonight at 5:30 the band Louisiana Red takes the stage. This seven-piece outfit is an elaborate cover band that runs the gamut from Patsy to Pat Benetar, from 50's music to Cajun. Louisiana Red is a mainstay for Mardi Gras balls and other large events. Tonight the show is in Parc Sans Souci otherwise known as "the park with the fountain."
Smoking and creatures without opposable thumbs aren't welcome for Downtown Alive but you and your kids very much are. This is a free and family-friendly event. Purchasing drinks from the stands set up just for these events help keeps DTA free and able to book awesome shows. This shindig goes until around 8 p.m.
Street parking is free after 5 p.m. and the parking garage adjaccent to Sans Souci is available for a very small fee.
In case the sky looks like it's threatening to soak us all check back here for updates as to the status of DTA or check out Downtown Development Authority's website.
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