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Downtown Alive! presents Henry Gray

For 27 years, Downtown Alive! has united community and culture to create a weekly tradition and celebration in Downtown Lafayette every Fall and Spring. The Fall 2010 season continues October 15, 2010, with Henry Gray in Parc International offering great entertainment in the form of free, family-friendly, smoke free, outdoor concerts. 

This legendary blues piano player and singer has been playing for more than seven decades with a multitude of iconic artists including Robert Lockwood, Jr., the Rolling Stones, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Rogers, Sonny Boy Williamson II and Koko Taylor among many others. He has more than 60 recording projects to his credit including recordings for the legendary Chess Records label and is credited as helping to create the distinctive sound of the Chicago blues piano. For his great accomplishments in music, he has received four W. C. Handy nominations, been awarded the National Heritage Fellowship Award by the National Endowment of the Arts and received a Grammy nomination for his work on TelArc  Records' 1998 release "A Tribute to Howlin' Wolf". Some of his most recognizable recordings are Times Are Getting Hard, Live in Paris and Watch Yourself. Gray was recently honored with the critic's poll 2010 Living Blues Award, "Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard)".

Sponsored by Cox Communications, Lafayette Coca-Cola, Lets Be Totally Clear, and Teche Drugs Pharmacy, DTA! features performances by
Grammy Nominated,  renowned and up and coming musicians representing a variety of genres ranging from Cajun, Swamp Pop, Blues, Rock, Latin and more.  The Fall season also includes special events, painting Downtown red for the UL Homecoming Pep Rally and celebrating the holidays with the lighting of the official City Christmas Tree at the last DTA! of the season on Thanksgiving Eve.  


Fall 2010 Season Schedule:



Oct 15                                     Henry Gray (Blues - Parc International)


Oct 22                                     Louisiana Red (Covers/Variety - Parc Sans Souci) UL Homecoming Pep Rally


Oct 29                                     Black Bayou Construkt (Southern Rock - Parc Sans Souci)


Nov 5                                       Lil' Band O' Gold (Southern Louisiana Music- Parc Sans Souci)


Nov 12                                    The Canes (Americana - Parc Sans Souci)


Nov 19                                    The Viatones (60's Rock - Parc Sans Souci)


Nov 24                                    High Performance (Zydeco - Parc Sans Souci) Lighting of the Official City Christmas Tree & Toys for Tots


DTA! begins at 5:30 p.m. with food and beverage concessions - musical performances from 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Concession sales help keep DTA! free, so please leave your ice chests at home with your pets.  For more information, visit


Downtown Alive! is produced by Downtown Lafayette in cooperation with Lafayette Consolidated Government.

Date:  Friday, October 15, 2010  Add to Outlook
Time:  5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Central Time


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