MERCY_BROThe Mercy Brothers headline the upcoming installment of Downtown Alive at Parc Sans Souci Friday.

Celebrating its 30th season of free, outdoor concerts, DTA this week will be punctuated by the “hillbilly-gospel” of the Brothers, a band founded by Bluerunner Mark Meaux and Lafayette-to-Austin-back-to-Lafayette singer-songwriter Kevin Sekhani. The other brothers from different mothers are Greg Walls, the slow-smokin’ co-owner of Johnson’s Boucanière, along with Garland Theriot, Cal Stevenson and Andrew Duplantis.

DTA begins at 5:30 p.m. with concession sales. The music begins at 6 p.m. and runs until 8:30. DTA is supported by concession sales, so please leave the ice chests, kegs, bootleg whiskey and wine sacks at home. And pets. Don’t bring pets. Or weapons.

Here’s the rest of the fall 2012 DTA lineup:

Oc. 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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