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                                     Kermit Ruffins

Celebrating three decades of bringing free live-music concerts to the central business district, Downtown Alive has released its fall 2012 series lineup. The concerts once again feature a wide variety of music styles from established and up-and-coming groups, commencing on Sept. 7 with the New Orleans jazz and swing of trumpeter Kermit Ruffins & The Barbecue Swingers at Parc International.

The concerts rotate between Parc International and Parc Sans Souci. Concession sales begin at 5:30 p.m.; the music begins a half hour later. To help keep DTA free, concert-goers are encouraged to leave the ice chests at home and patronize the on-site vendors. Leave the pets at home, too. And don’t smoke. Just have a good time and dance, you know?

Here’s the rest of the fall roster.

Sept. 14    
Horace Trahan & The Ossun Express (Zydeco - Parc International)

Sept. 21   
Soul Track Mind (Funk - Parc International)

Sept. 28    
Mercy Brothers (Rockabilly/Gospel - Parc Sans Souci)

Oct. 5          
5th Avenue (Covers/Variety - Parc Sans Souci)
UL Homecoming Pep Rally

Oct.12         
Mamou (Cajun - Parc International - -5:30 pm - 7 pm)
Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys (Zydeco - Parc International - 7:30 pm - 9 pm)
DTA! edition of Festivals Acadiens et Creoles

Oct. 19        
Roddie Romero and the Hub City Allstars (Rhythm & Blues - Parc International)

Oct. 26        
The Revivalists (Indie Rock - Parc Sans Souci)

Nov. 2       
Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole (Zydeco - Parc Sans Souci)

Nov. 9        
Nik-L Beer (Covers/Variety - Parc Sans Souci)

Nov. 16      
Amanda Shaw and the Cute Boys (Louisiana Roots & Blues - Parc International)

Nov. 21     
The Pine Leaf Boys (Cajun - Parc Sans Souci)
Lighting of the official city Christmas tree & Toys for Tots drive

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