The crowds came out for Uncle Sam's Jam in Downtown Lafayette this evening.
The event, held in Parc International from 5-9 pm, featured live music by Julian Primeaux and tunes by DJ RV.
"After being locked down for the pandemic for almost a year it's so great to be out in the public again. It's so nice to see friends and family. And have community once more, it's really special today," said Elesta Istre.
There also were kids' activities, food, beverages, and a cash bar on site. The night will conclude with a Blue Monday Mission Fireworks Special, followed by a firework display.
"Everybody has been waiting for a festival, live music, drinking, I mean. It's Lafayette, it's what we do. Independence from COVID and the United States, absolutely. Of course independence," said Brittany and Maurice, who attended the event.
Along with celebrating, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana and the Acadiana Veteran Alliance. Donations are also welcome at the entrance tent.
For more information, follow Uncle Sam’s Jam’s Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/events/1879394862258945.