Downtown Alive!

Lafayette’s Original Street Party – Since 1983

For over three decades Downtown Alive! (affectionately known as DTA!) has been bringing the party to Downtown Lafayette. The concert series began in 1983 as small street party in a failing downtown. Now DTA! concerts are attended by thousands of concert-goers and Downtown Lafayette has taken on a new life as the center for great food, live music, arts and culture, and incredible events.

DTA! provides FREE live music for all ages on 12 Fridays per year. Spanning genres from Cajun and Creole to Indie Pop, Rock, Soul, Country, Folk, and RnB—DTA! is an event for music lovers of all kinds.


The lineup for the Spring 2020 of Downtown Alive! is out! The upcoming season of Lafayette’s beloved Friday night concert series is stacked with talented performers from across multiple genres—representing the best music that Acadiana and the Gulf South have to offer. The lineup includes national acts like Anders Osborne, Brother Dege, and Amythyst Kiah, alongside stellar Acadiana-born hitmakers like High Performance, Ray Boudreaux, Horace Trahan, and Bas Clas.

This season of Downtown Alive! is presented by Evangelaine Maid, Downtown Lafayette’s own bakery with a hundred year tradition of creating amazing bread products for the Acadiana area. Evangeline Maid is committed to supporting the culture and community of Acadiana through great food and amazing music.


Spring 2020 DTA! Concert Lineup

Friday, March 13
High Performance + Kyle Huval & the Dixie Club Ramblers
Cajun | Parc Sans Souci

Friday, March 20
Lane Mack & The Balladeers + Troy Richard & The Richard Revue
Country/Honky-Tonk | Parc Sans Souci

Friday, March 27
Bas Clas + Has Beans
Rock’n’Roll | Parc International

Friday, April 3
Anders Osborne + Brother Dege & The Brethren
Roots Rock/Blues | Parc International

Friday, April 10 (DTA! Good Friday Concert)
Soul Creole + Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express
Zydeco/Rock | Parc International

Friday, April 17
Amythyst Kiah + Ray Boudreaux
Folk/Blues/Soul | Parc International


Additional details:
Metered parking spaces are free after 5:00 PM and parking is available with low hourly rates in the Parc-Auto du Centreville Garage (121 E Vermilion St). For more information, visit Downtown Alive is produced by Downtown Lafayette Unlimited in cooperation with Lafayette Consolidated Government.


DTA! is produced by Downtown Lafayette Unlimited

Downtown Alive is produced by Downtown Lafayette Unlimited an organization that has served and supported Downtown businesses since 1983. So much more than live music every Friday night, Downtown Lafayette Unlimited focuses on connecting the community’s business leaders, artists, residents, and visitors—keeping Downtown as the thriving heart of Lafayette.

DTA! Happiest Hour

Starts at 5:00 PM, get to DTA before the show for limited availability drink specials, find a spot to set up for the show, and get ready for the coming fun. Happiest Hour is always hosted by a Downtown bar or restaurant

DTA! Kids Zone

The kids are always welcome at DTA!. Our concerts feature safe, fun, and educational activities for the young ones so the whole family can enjoy their night Downtown. DTA Kids Zone is programmed in cooperation with Lafayette Parish Library, Lafayette Science Museum, Deuxieme Vie Creative, The Children’s Museum of Acadiana, and a rotating cast of activity providers from face paint and balloon animals to fun jumps and obstacle courses. Generations of Lafayette natives have grown up going to Downtown Alive! Don’t let your kids miss the fun!

DTA! Manger

Bring your appetite Downtown on Friday night! DTA happily hosts local food vendors to satisfy your cravings and give you fuel for the dance floor. If you want something a little more formal, you can always find a spot at one of Downtown’s many dining establishments after the show.



Downtown Alive is not possible without generous donations from community leaders like the sponsors above. Do you want to help keep live music coming to Downtown Lafayette every Friday night? Would your business benefit from exposure to thousands of music loving Lafayette citizens? Consider becoming a sponsor of a Downtown event like DTA!

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