Lafayette, LA – Downtown Alive! announces their Fall lineup as they return to in-person programming this Fall in Parc International. This beloved community tradition pivoted to virtual programming throughout 2020 and Spring 2021 due to COVID-19 and managed to reach over 45,000 viewers in the Spring season alone thanks to supporters near and far. Downtown Lafayette Unlimited (DLU), the non-profit, member organization that produces DTA!, is gearing up to bring this important cultural celebration back to its
traditional format with a top-notch lineup and more energy than ever. The star-studded homegrown talent showcased in this 39th season’s lineup includes first-time DTA! performer Chris Ardoin as well as returning crowd favorites Marc Broussard, Cupid, and Wayne Toups.
“This stellar lineup of four GRAMMY nominees is sure to kick off weekends this Fall in a big way,” said Anita Begnaud, CEO of DLU. “We are excited to welcome the community back to Downtown Alive! and encourage families to mark your calendars now to celebrate with us!”
Downtown Lafayette has experienced significant growth and activity since the last in-person DTA! and organizers encourage the Acadiana community to make plans to check out new businesses, along with property and public space improvements, as they kick off the weekend in the heart of Lafayette. Downtown Alive! brings the community together to celebrate arts & culture while supporting local bars, restaurants, and retail spaces and is the perfect atmosphere to be a part of the economic development momentum happening downtown.
This year marks the 39th season of Downtown Alive! and would not be possible without the ongoing support of its sponsors, especially presenting sponsor Evangeline Maid. Companies including CGI, Coca-Cola, Legend’s, Victor Ashy, 3Circle Solutions, and One Telemed also believe in the mission of making downtown more vibrant and are proud to support this comeback season.
Downtown Alive! has said “goodbye” to waiting in ticket lines and will continue to accept cash, credit, and debit for all food and beverages within Parc International, creating a more efficient and enjoyable experience for patrons. During each transaction, guests are encouraged to support the event by donating to continue to keep DTA! free for the whole family. Please leave your ice chests at home with your pets. DTA! is a smoke-free and family-friendly event.
Over 20 community events are scheduled to take place in the Downtown Parcs network this Fall thanks to local, event organizers - so mark your calendar for DTA! and don't miss out on the fun!
Check out the lineup below:
Fall 2021 DTA! Lineup
All shows take place in Parc International. Happiest Hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with music kicking off at 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Friday, September 17
Chris Ardoin (Zydeco | Parc International)
Friday, September 24
Cupid (RnB/Hip-Hop | Parc International)
Friday, October 22*
Marc Broussard (Rock-n-Roll | Parc International)
*In conjunction with the 2021 Gumbo Cookoff, hosted by the REALTOR® Association of Acadiana (RAA)
Friday, November 5
Wayne Toups (Cajun/Zydeco/Folk/Americana | Parc International)
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To learn more about becoming a DTA! sponsor, please contact Jamie Hebert, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit www.downtownlafayette.org/downtown-alive.