Original Pinettes Kickoff Downtown Alive! March 8th
Whoever said, "A dream can't become a reality
didn't know the world's only all-female brass band, The Original Pinettes Brass Band, with members ranging from 17 to
40 years old. These young women have a pop formula that works hand-in-hand with
their brass-band style, a vocal group panache that is tried-and-true hit
material going back to the days of the rock n' roll girl groups of the early
60s. The catchy chants are crisp and joyful, a studied use of crowd-pleasing
elements that run from Cab Calloway to Lil' Wayne. It's part show business,
part community identity and the crowd chants along without prompting from the
band. The band plays "Ghostbusters, and when they chant "Who you gonna call?
the crowd roars back "Pinettes! Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
becomes a raucous sing-along. The pattern repeats all through the set as the
band chants and the audience responds. DTA! is excited to kick-off the spring
series with this extraordinary group of women!
For 30 years
the Acadiana Friday night soundtrack has been provided by the area's paramount
musicians throwing a weekend kickoff party in the heart of Downtown Lafayette!
The Spring 2013 season of Downtown Alive! (DTA!) continues that rich tradition
and sounding off with new sounds and current favorite at the best price, free! DTA!
is thrilled to kick of our spring series with the World's Only All-Female Brass
Band, The Original Pinettes, this
extraordinary group of women are a performance you do not want to miss!
features performances by Grammy nominated, renowned and up and coming musicians
representing a variety of genres: Swamp Pop, Cajun, Zydeco, Blues, Soul, Rock
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 www.downtownlafayette.org. Downtown Alive! is produced by Downtown
Lafayette in cooperation with Lafayette Consolidated Government.
Spring 2013 Season Schedule:
The Original Pinettes (The World's Only
All-Female Brass Band Parc International)
Ledet & his Zydeco Band (Zydeco Parc International)
Creole String Beans
(Swamp Pop & New Orleans Classics Parc Sans Souci)
Friday No DTA!
Mouth (Rock Variety- Parc International)
Legg and Black Bayou Construckt (Psyouthern Rock & Blues Parc Sans Souci)
Courtbouillon featuring Wayne Toups,
Steve Riley and Wilson Savoy (Cajun Parc International)
International de Louisiane No DTA!
Rue Boogaloo (Funky
Blues Parc Sans Souci)
Red (Crowd Favorites Parc Sans Souci)
Brothers (Rockabilly Gospel Parc Sans Souci)
Jubilee (Americana Parc Sans Souci)
& Lilly Brave (Indie Rock Parc Sans Souci)