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Downtown Alive collaborating with Festivals Acadiens et Créoles this weekend

DTA features Rusty Metoyer and the Zydeco Krush who will perform from 6 - 7:30 p.m. on Friday
Posted at 3:16 PM, Oct 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-16 19:13:28-04

LAFAYETTE, La. — Downtown Alive is joining forces with Festival Acadiens et Créoles to present a virtual concert Friday evening ahead of the festival's opening concerts.

Downtown Alive will feature Lake Charles-area band Rusty Metoyer and the Zydeco Krush who will perform from 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Then, Festivals Acadiens et Créoles Virtual Edition will open the
weekend with the Lost Bayou Ramblers followed by Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys, Terry and the Zydeco Bad Boys, and the Pine Leaf Boys from 7:30 - 10 p.m.

All performances will be available on Facebook Live, and both organizations will carry each other’s feeds, so viewers can catch a night full of great music from either Facebook page.

“We hope you will join us for a well-deserved celebration of music and culture,” said Dr. Barry Ancelet, founder of Festivals Acadiens et Créoles, in a release about the collaboration. “The respective staffs at Festival International, the Acadiana Center for the Arts, and Warehouse 535 are also cooperating with Festivals Acadiens et Créoles to present our virtual festival this year, by providing technical and production support.”

See the complete Fall 2020 concert lineup below:

Friday, October 23
Daiquiri Queens (Cajun)

Friday, October 30
Blue Monday Allstars (Blues)

Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble (Zydeco)

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