The next Downtown Alive! House Session virtual concert will premiere this Friday night, April 10, at 7 p.m.
This week's performance will feature Lost Bayou Ramblers front man, Louis Michot, and his wife, Ashlee Michot, who is a member of Soul Creole along with Louis and Corey Ledet.
Ashlee and Louis will perform on Friday night for an online audience in a live stream video on the Downtown Alive! Facebook page. The couple will celebrate the release of their first Soul Creole album, "TROIS RANGS," which will be available starting Friday night at nouveauelectricrecords.com.
DTA! House Sessions began last month to help bring local musicians into the homes of people across Acadiana and to raise money for DTA! musicians and others who have lost out on income due to canceled gigs.
This week's concert is third in the series that DTA! organizers plan to hold each Friday night as long as Acadiana shelters in place. Next Friday's performance will feature the other third of Soul Creole, Zydeco musician Corey Ledet. Performances to follow include Steve Riley, Ray Boudreaux, and other artists originally scheduled to perform for the Spring 2020 season of Downtown Alive!
Downtown Alive! presenting sponsor, Evangeline Maid has also gotten involved by pledging to donate coveted Evangeline Maid gear to audience members who donate or tip during the live feed. In order to win, viewers must send a message to the Downtown Alive! Facebook page verifying their contribution, and the first three to do so will receive an Evangeline Maid hat or T-shirt as a reward for their support of local musicians.
The concert will be available to watch on the DTA! Facebook page and will be shared on the Downtown Lafayette website and social media channels following the livestream. The live stream will also be broadcast on AOC 1 (LUS 3 or COX 15).
Audience members are encouraged to leave tips for the musicians or purchase DTA! Merchandise (of which a portion of sales will go to local musicians).