Downtown Alive! (DTA!) welcomes Big Sam's Funky Nation and the UL Jazz Ensemble at Parc International, on November 10th. Big Sam’s Funky Nation is high-energy music that mixes funk, rock & roll, hip-hop, and jazz into the same pot, gluing everything together with the brassy influence and heavy grooves of New Orleans. The band's live performances are legendary, filled with blasts of brass, bursts of electric guitar, and the charisma of Big Sam, a frontman who sings, plays, dances, and involves the audience in everything he does.
The party starts at 5 p.m. as DTA! hosts Lafayette’s Happiest Hour. This week’s DTA! Happiest Hour is hosted by PatsDowntown Lafayette from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. The Downtown Alive! “Official After Party” kicks off at Pat’s Downtown immediately following DTA!.
We continue the new addition of the DTA! Manger food scene where hungry concertgoers can expect another lineup of local favorites. This week features a variety of food vendors including Acadian Superette, Joy’s, C'est Bon Manger Food Truck, and the new addition, Grillades, and Grits!
DTA!kids begins at 5:00 p.m, Theatre Acadie and the American Legion have teamed up with Downtown Alive! to celebrate St. Martin's Day! We will have a lantern making activity for kids utilizing recycled materials as part of DTA!kids, at the Children’s Museum of Acadiana. The kids will learn a traditional St. Martin's Day Lantern Walk Song, and at 6 p.m sharp the children will march around Parc International led by the Veteran Grand Marshall of Lafayette's 2017 Lantern Parade. Please visit Theatre Acadie for more information.
As a reminder – DTA! is funded through drink sales, so please leave your outside drinks at the bar. Smoking and pets are not allowed to encourage a safe and family-friendly event for all.
Friday, November 10th | 5:00 PM-8:30 PM