Sep 9, 2010 9:28 AM by Cecilia Stevenson

Downtown Alive!!

KATC's Tracy Wirtz will serve as emcee at this Friday's Downtown Alive.

For 27 years, Downtown Alive! has united community and culture to create a weekly tradition and celebration in Downtown Lafayette every Fall and Spring. The Fall 2010 season continues September 17, 2010, with Nik-L Beer in Parc International offering great entertainment in the form of free, family-friendly, smoke free, outdoor concerts.

For more than 30 years, Nik-L Beer has been delighting audiences across Louisiana. Drawing on diverse musical experiences, this 8 piece band belts out Golden Oldies, Hard-Driving Zydeco, Blue-Eyed Soul, Motown, Country, 80's Funk, Swamp Pop, Two-Stepping Cajun, A Cappella and Mardi Gras music.

Sponsored by Cox Communications, Lafayette Coca-Cola, Lets Be Totally Clear, and Teche Drugs Pharmacy, DTA! features performances by Grammy Nominated, renowned and up and coming musicians representing a variety of genres ranging from Cajun, Swamp Pop, Blues, Rock, Latin and more. The Fall season also includes special events throughout, kicking off Festivals Acadiens et Créoles, painting Downtown red for the UL Homecoming Pep Rally, and celebrating the holidays with the lighting of the official City Christmas Tree at the last DTA! of the season on Thanksgiving Eve.

Fall 2010 Season Schedule:
Sept 10 - Feufollet (Cajun - Parc International)
Sept 17 - Nik-L Beer (Classic Covers & Variety - Parc International)
Sept 24 - Cowboy Mouth (Rock - Parc International)
Oct 1 - Vivaz (Latin - Parc Sans Souci)
Oct 8 - Festivals Acadiens et Créoles Kickoff Parc Sans Souci
11:30 a.m.- Bach Lunch Parc International
5:30 p.m.- Lost Bayou Ramblers (Cajun)
7:30 p.m.- 9 p.m.- Cedric Watson & Friends (Zydeco)
Oct 15 - Henry Gray (Blues - Parc International)
Oct 22 - Louisiana Red (Covers/Variety - Parc Sans Souci) UL Homecoming Pep Rally
Oct 29 - Black Bayou Construkt (Southern Rock - Parc Sans Souci)
Nov 5 - Lil' Band O' Gold (Southern Louisiana Music- Parc Sans Souci)
Nov 12 - The Canes (Americana - Parc Sans Souci)
Nov 19 - The Viatones (60's Rock - Parc Sans Souci)
Nov 24 - High Performance (Zydeco - Parc Sans Souci)

Lighting of the Official City Christmas Tree & Toys for Tots

DTA! begins at 5:30 p.m. with food and beverage concessions - musical performances from 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Concession sales help keep DTA! free, so please leave your ice chests at home with your pets.

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Downtown Alive! is produced by Downtown Lafayette in cooperation with Lafayette Consolidated Government.



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