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The Original Pinettes at Downtown Alive!

 The Original Pinettes Kickoff Downtown Alive! March 8th

Lafayette, LA – 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! website | image

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!

Sponsored by Cox Communications , Lafayette Coca-Cola , Hampton Toyota and Super 1 Foods , DTA! features performances by Grammy nominated, renowned and up and coming musicians representing a variety of genres: Swamp Pop, Cajun, Zydeco, Blues, Soul, Rock and more.

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 Downtown Alive! is produced by Downtown Lafayette in cooperation with Lafayette Consolidated Government.

Spring 2013 Season Schedule:

March 8 The Original Pinettes (The World's Only All-Female Brass Band – Parc International)

March 15 Corey Ledet & his Zydeco Band (Zydeco – Parc International)

March 22 Creole String Beans (Swamp Pop & New Orleans Classics – Parc Sans Souci)

March 29 Good Friday – No DTA!

April 5 Cowboy Mouth (Rock Variety- Parc International)

April 12 Dege Legg and Black Bayou Construckt (Psyouthern Rock & Blues – Parc Sans Souci)

April 19 Band Courtbouillon featuring Wayne Toups, Steve Riley and Wilson Savoy (Cajun – Parc International)

April 26 Festival International de Louisiane – No DTA!

May 3 Rue Boogaloo (Funky Blues – Parc Sans Souci)

May 10 Louisiana Red (Crowd Favorites – Parc Sans Souci)

May 17 Mercy Brothers (Rockabilly Gospel – Parc Sans Souci)

May 24 Sassafras Jubilee (Americana – Parc Sans Souci)

May 31 Generationals & Lilly Brave (Indie Rock – Parc Sans Souci)

Date:  Friday, March 08, 2013  Add to Outlook


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