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.


Due to guidelines and recommendations from federal and state governments, the entire Spring season of Downtown Alive! will be canceled. Our office is currently working on a postponement plan, so please watch for email and social media updates.

The health of our community is our highest priority, and we encourage all of our supporters to do their part to reduce the impact of the coronavirus outbreak by practicing safe hygiene and social distancing. Our non-profit’s board leadership and employees are working on a strategy to support DTA! artists and other musicians who will be impacted by canceled gigs. Downtown Alive! is grateful for over 35 years of support from the Acadiana community, especially that of our sponsors whose financial support will enable Downtown Alive! to continue for future seasons.



Support Downtown Alive! by purchasing official DTA! merchandise

Downtown Alive! and local musicians need your support, and purchasing official DTA! merchandise is one way you can help out. Downtown Lafayette Unlimited will donate 10% of the proceeds from these merch sales to musicians who have lost income from canceled gigs. Plus, these purchases help to support our organization so we can continue to host Downtown Alive! and other free and family friendly events that bring the community together in Downtown Lafayette.

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!

Left Menu Icon
Right Menu Icon