Acadiana’s premiere free concert series Downtown Alive! returns Friday, Sept. 13, to launch its fall season with a special Kickoff Celebration at Parc International with 80s tribute favorites the Molly Ringwalds. The kickoff celebration will also mark the start of the UL Ragin’ Cajuns home-game season welcoming Nicholls fans that are in town for the game.
The Fall season will continue every Friday through the fall with performances from Grammy Award winning zydeco artist Chubby Carrier, BandSwamp featuring Fiasco and Feufollet, Travis Matte, Carbon Poppies and Cardinal Sons and many more. The season draws to a close on Nov. 27 with a special Downtown Holiday Celebration with the Pine Leaf Boys.
Downtown Alive! starts at 5:30 p.m., every friday with food and beverage concessions followed by musical performances at 6 p.m. Sales from concessions help to keep DTA! a free concert series so attendees are asked to keep their ice chests at home along with their pets.
For more information about Downtown Alive! visit DowntownLafayette.org.
Fall 2013 Season Schedule:
September 13 The Molly Ringwalds (The World’s Greatest 80’s Tribute Band – Parc International)
September 20 Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band (Zydeco – Parc International)
September 27 BandSwap: The Patti Fiasco & Feufollet (Rock & Cajun – Parc Sans Souci)
October 4 Louisiana Red (All-Time Favorites – Parc Sans Souci)
October 11 Festivals Acadiens et Creoles – No DTA!
October 18 The Rayo Brothers & La Recolte (Folk-Rock & Cajun – Parc Sans Souci)
October 25 Fall Music Extravaganza (Local Flavor – Parc Sans Souci)
November 1 5th Avenue & the UL Homecoming Pep Rally (Funky Variety – Parc International)
November 8 Nik-L Beer (Rock & Roll Favorites – Parc International)
November 15 Travis Matte & The Kingpins (Cajun & Zydeco – Parc International)
November 22 Carbon Poppies & Cardinal Sons (Indie-Pop & Rock – Parc Sans Souci)
November 27 Pine Leaf Boys & Downtown Holiday Celebration (Cajun – Parc Sans Souci)