LAFAYETTE, La. – Downtown Alive and presenting sponsor Evangeline Maid present the fifth performance in the DTA House Sessions series. Former “The Voice” star/singer-songwriter Ray Boudreaux will take over the Downtown Alive Facebook page for a virtual concert this Friday evening.
Ray Boudreaux will perform a solo concert on Friday night for an online audience via live stream on the DTA Facebook page. The online concert will serve as a source of revenue for Boudreaux—who has lost gigs due to COVID-19 -- and also as a way to bring the Acadiana community together online in the face of restrictions on gathering in person.
House Sessions are a series of virtual Friday night concerts that aim to bring the music of local musicians into the homes of people across Acadiana. The main goal of the series is to raise money for Downtown musicians and others who have lost out on income due to canceled gigs. The live videos also provide a source of entertainment and community connection for Acadiana residents confined at home during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
Ray Boudreaux will be the fifth performance in the series that the organizers of Downtown Alive plan to do each Friday night as long as Acadiana shelters in place. Performances to follow include Steve Riley on May 1, Brother Dege on May 8, and other Acadiana-based musicians.
Evangeline Maid has also gotten involved by pledging to donate Evangeline Maid merchandise 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, those who do so will be entered to win an Evangeline Maid prize pack as a reward for their support of local musicians.
The House Session with Ray Boudreaux will take place on Friday, April 24, at 7:00 PM. The performance will be broadcast as a live video via the Downtown Alive Facebook page and will be shared on the Downtown Lafayette website and social media channels following the livestream. The performance will also be broadcast on AOC channel 1 (LUS 3 or COX 15). Audience members are encouraged to contribute by leaving tips for the musicians as they watch, donating to the Feed the Envie fund on Facebook (to raise funds for out-of-work service industry professionals in Downtown) or purchasing DTA merchandise of which a portion of sales will go to local musicians.
We encourage the community to make it a family event by gathering around the phone screen, laptop, computer, or TV screen where the live feed can be cast. Tune-in at 7:00 PM on Friday night, enjoy the music, and support local musicians. Downtown Alive Facebook page: www.facebook.com/DowntownAliveLFT/.
DTA House Session with Ray Boudreaux event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/322015105440598/.
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