Zydeco frontman and "Accordion Dragon" Corey Ledet has been announced as the next performer in the Downtown Alive! House Sessions series.
The performance will take place this Friday, April 17, on the DTA! Facebook page at 7 p.m.
Ledet will perform a solo concert for an online audience that will serve as a source of revenue for Ledet, who has lost out on months of gigs due to COVID-19, and a fundraiser for out-of-work restaurant and bar workers in the downtown area.
You can watch the online concert on DTA!'s Facebook page HERE.
DTA! House Sessions began as a way to bring local music into the homes of Acadiana residents during the coronavirus pandemic. The main goal of the concerts is to raise money for musicians and others who have lost work due to canceled gigs. They also provide entertainment for residents at home.
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.
Concerts are also shared on the Downtown Lafayette website and social media channels following the livestream. The performance will be broadcast on AOC 1 (LUS 3 or COX 15).
Audience members are encouraged to contribute by leaving tips for the musicians as they watch, donating to the Lost My Tips 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.