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.
Every Friday for 16 weeks a year, DTA! provides FREE live music for all ages. 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.
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!
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.
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List of Events
Music by Daiquiri Queens and Haggard Bucks at Downtown Alive! at Parc Sans Souci in Downtown Lafayette. Friday, October 25.
On Friday, November 1st, Downtown Alive! will throw Centennial Celebration for Evangeline Maid with music by Grammy-winner Wayne Toups & Zydecajun.
DON’T MISS A BEAT
Check out these photos and videos from previous DTA events
Kiwanis of Acadiana’s “Harmony Park” playground is now a reality. The new Downtown playground was installed at the Children’s Museum of Acadiana.
The Downtown Development Authority wants to create a “ripple effect” of improvement in Downtown through a series of targeted, incremental investments. DDA believes that this concept will yield many positive results for the district.
Software and IT consulting firm Perficient has announced plans to double the staff in their Downtown office by hiring 70 new employees.
DOWNTOWN ALIVE IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THESE SPONSORS
HELP KEEP THE MUSIC ALIVE
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!