It is almost springtime and that can only mean a few things: gallant poets riding white horses and spouting noble poems of undying love, a profound proliferation of allergies, Lent, an end to this tiresome cold weather, and a ton of festival events. Lafayette has no shortage of series festivals. Downtown Alive! Bach Lunch, and Rhythms on the River all kick off their Spring 2010 seasons in March (DTA, Bach Lunch) and April (Rhythms on the River).

It's a beautiful day, so you may as well eat outside and catch Bach Lunch today at noon in Parc San Souci. Later this evening, if you're in the mood, you can witness the season opener of Downtown Alive at 6 p.m. with G.G. Shinn, Steve Adams, Smoke, and Charlene Howard in Parc International. Do it.

Copy, paste, and print out the schedules below, and then stick them to your refrigerator so that you're never at a loss for cool things to do at the end of the week during Spring 2010.

Downtown Alive Schedule
March 12 - G.G. Shinn w/Steve Adams, Smoke, Charlene Howard (Parc International)

March 19 - Pine Leaf Boys (Cajun - Parc Sans Souci)

March 26 - Nik-L Beer (Classic Covers & Variety - Parc Sans Souci)

April 2 - Good Friday- No DTA!

April 9 - Bonerama (Funk/Horns - Parc International)

April 16 - John Mooney & Bluesiana (Blues - Parc International)

April 23 - Festival International de Louisiane

April 30 - True Man Posse (Creole Reggae- Parc Sans Souci)

May 7 - The Robbie Bush Band- Farewell Performance (Variety - Parc International)

May 14 - Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express (Zydeco - Parc Sans Souci)

May 21 - The Iguanas (Roots/Latin/Americana - Parc International)

May 28 - GIVERS (Indie Rock /Afro-Pop– Parc Sans Souci)

 

Bach Lunch Schedule
March 12 – Les Freres Michot

March 19 – BonSoir,Catin

March 26 – Saint Street Aces

April 2 – The Howdies

April 9 – Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole

April 16 – The Canes

April 23 – Festival International de Louisiane (Parc International): Fishtank Ensemble (France/Serbia/US)

 

Rhythms on the River Schedule
April 1 - Buckwheat Zydeco, Cedric Watson and Bijou Trio

April 8 - GTO & the “D” Street Brass Band

April 15 - Louisiana Red

April 22 - No Rhythms due to Festival International

April 29 - Marcia Ball (Contemporary Rhythm & Blues)

May 6 - Nik-L-Beer

May 13 - Jaryd Lane (Country/Blues/Acoustic)

May 20 - Wayne Toups (Zydecajun)

OUTDOOR MUSIC SERIES

Tis springtime again almost…and that can only mean a few things: gallant poets riding white horses and spouting noble poems of undying love, a profound proliferation of allergies, Lent, an end to this tiresome cold weather, and a ton of festival events. Lafayette has no shortage of series festivals. Downtown Alive! Bach Lunch, and Rhythms on the River all kick off their Spring 2010 seasons in March (DTA, Bach Lunch) and April (Rhythms on the River). A community tradition for 26 years and a popular staple in Acadiana’s cultural calendar, the Downtown Alive! 2010 series kicks off March 12. Nobody does it like DTA to bring great entertainment in the form of free, family-friendly, smoke free, outdoor concerts to downtown Lafayette. Highlights of the Spring DTA season include T.K. Hulin, Pine Leaf Boys, bluesman John Mooney and Trueman Posse.

Bach Lunch kicked off their season on March 5. On March 12 they have Les Freres Michot for the second show of the series. Once again, you can make the downtown lunch scene outside, sitting on a patch of grass, with your cheap shades on, and your hog and old lady by your side. Because you’re living in a movie, baby – it’s fabulous! People love you and you can eat some lunch out of a bag on, on the grass. For 22 years now, lunch hour series has provided free live music and affordable lunches. The concerts are held in downtown Lafayette at Parc Sans Souci at the corner of Polk, Congress and Vermilion streets. Proceeds go to the support of the Lafayette Science Museum. Highlights include BonSoir Catin, The Howdies, and The Canes.

Last but not least Rhythms on the River kicks it off on April 1 with Buckwheat Zydeco. Cedric Watson opens the show. If you live on the south side, there’s no better place to catch live music on that end of town on a Thursday evening.

 

 

Downtown Alive Schedule

March 12 - G.G. Shinn w/Steve Adams, Smoke, Charlene Howard (Parc International)

March 19 - Pine Leaf Boys (Cajun - Parc Sans Souci)

March 26 - Nik-L Beer (Classic Covers & Variety - Parc Sans Souci)

April 2 - Good Friday- No DTA!

April 9 - Bonerama (Funk/Horns - Parc International)

April 16 - John Mooney & Bluesiana (Blues - Parc International)

April 23 - Festival International de Louisiane

April 30 - True Man Posse (Creole Reggae- Parc Sans Souci)

May 7 - The Robbie Bush Band- Farewell Performance (Variety - Parc International)

May 14 - Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express (Zydeco - Parc Sans Souci)

May 21 - The Iguanas (Roots/Latin/Americana - Parc International)

May 28 - GIVERS (Indie Rock /Afro-Pop– Parc Sans Souci)

 

Bach Lunch Schedule

March 5 – UL Lafayette World Percussion Ensemble

March 12 – Les Freres Michot

March 19 – BonSoir,Catin

March 26 – Saint Street Aces

April 2 – The Howdies

April 9 – Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole

April 16 – The Canes

April 23 – Festival International de Louisiane (Parc International): Fishtank Ensemble (France/Serbia/US)

             

Rhythms on the River Schedule

April 1 - Buckwheat Zydeco, Cedric Watson and Bijou Trio

April 8 - GTO & the “D” Street Brass Band

April 15 - Louisiana Red

April 22 - No Rhythms due to Festival International

April 29 - Marcia Ball (Contemporary Rhythm & Blues)

May 5 - Nik-L-Beer

May 13 - Jaryd Lane (Country/Blues/Acoustic)

May 20 - Wayne Toups (Zydecajun)                       

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