Lafayette, LA – Are you ready to shuffle? In his Downtown Alive! debut, Lafayette’s own Cupid will kick off the 38th season of South Louisiana’s favorite concert series this Friday, March 19th, at 6 pm.
Presented by Evangeline Maid and inspired by NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts, each DTA! virtual show will highlight Downtown venues and homegrown, world-renowned artists while providing an intimate opportunity to celebrate live, local music. Cupid will be performing live from Parish Ink t-shirt shop in the heart of Downtown Lafayette.
While this Friday’s performer is best known for his eponymous hit single, “Cupid Shuffle,” Cupid has been busy in the studio. Recent releases like “Do It With Your Boots On,” “Flex,” and “Cornbread and Greens” have all quickly become crowd favorites. Many of Cupid’s songs have also been featured in viral videos across social platforms like Tik-Tok and Instagram. With a full discography that’s a melting pot of bluesy soul, gospel, rock,and hip-hop, Cupid is ready to take the virtual DTA! stage by storm.
“We encourage the Acadiana community to make plans to join us online on Friday nights to enjoy virtual concerts — made possible with the support of Evangeline Maid — and help keep the music alive,” said Anita Begnaud, CEO of Downtown Development Authority and Downtown Lafayette Unlimited, the non-profit organization that produces Downtown Alive! “Cupid is an amazing entertainer, and we are thrilled that he is finally performing at Downtown Alive! after playing shows all over the world. We know he willget viewers on their feet, whether they are watching from home or any of our official watch party locations!”
Cupid is part of an impressive three-show roster that includes the Grammy-nominated group Sweet Cecilia on April 16th. Grammy-nominated artists Eric Adcock & Michael Juan Nunez will close out the spring season on Friday, May 21.
All three concerts will be streamed live on the Downtown Alive! Facebook page, and shown at Official DTA! Watch Parties at Tula Tacos + Amigos, The Grouse Room, and Legends of Lafayette’s Downtown location.
Downtown Alive! has provided family-friendly entertainment, along with a dash of culture,for nearly 40 years. Through its third virtual season, the organization is excited to continue its support of local musicians while providing fun, family-friendly entertainment to the community.
Downtown Alive! would not be possible without the support of its sponsors, especially 2021 presenting sponsor Evangeline Maid; venue hosts Parish Ink, Dwyer’s Cafe, and Beausoleil Books; and watch party location sponsors The Grouse Room, Legends of Lafayette, and Tula Tacos + Amigos. Companies and organizations like Super 1 Foods, Lafayette Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Central Pizza, and Victor Ashy, APLC have alsocome together to produce this season of Downtown Alive!
You can support DTA! by tuning in to each Friday night show. Learn more about Downtown Alive! and this season’s artists by visiting www.downtownlafayette.org/downtown-alive.
Spring 2021 DTA! Virtual Concert Line up
All shows stream live on the Downtown Alive! Facebook page beginning at 6 pm.
Friday, March 19
Cupid (Rhythm & Blues)
Sweet Cecilia (Americana)
Friday, May 21
Eric Adcock & Michael Juan Nunez (Funk & Soul)