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Downtown Alive!

Lafayette’s Original Street Party – Since 1983

This fall, Downtown Lafayette Unlimited wraps up its 40th year of Downtown Alive!, presented by a longstanding downtown business, Evangeline Maid. Promoting the city center’s food, music, culture, and commerce — DLU proudly kicks off weekends in Acadiana and thanks the community for its support of this well-known tradition.


The entire community is invited to enjoy free, live music at DTA! in Downtown Lafayette this fall! Music starts at 6:00 p.m. and concludes at 9:00 p.m. Please leave ice chests at home to help keep DTA! free to the public – grab a drink from the beverage tent and a bite to eat from food vendors and downtown restaurants. Most importantly, don’t forget to support local small businesses while downtown!

Meet Our Lineup

The Rouge Krewe

Friday, August 25 at 6:00pm

Parc Sans Souci

Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. and The Zydeco Twisters

Friday, September 1 at 6:00pm

Parc Sans Souci

Bonsoir Catin

Friday, September 15 at 6:00pm

Parc Sans Souci

Tommy McLain feat. CC Adcock & Special Guests with Jon Cleary

Friday, September 22 at 6:00pm

Parc Sans Souci

Downtown Alive! Presents: Local Palooza Featuring Roddie Romero and The Hub City All-Stars with Special Guests

Friday, September 29 at 6:00pm

Parc International

DTA! Celebración de la Hispanidad

Friday, October 6 at 5:45pm

Parc International

HISTORY OF DOWNTOWN ALIVE! For over three decades, Downtown Alive! (affectionately known as DTA!) has been bringing the party to Downtown Lafayette. What began as a small Friday night street party has evolved into an exciting large-scale concert series attended by thousands of concert-goers. 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 during its active seasons. 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 the COVID-19 pandemic, Downtown Alive! first went virtual during the Spring 2020 season. The DTA! House Sessions, a series of online, stay-at-home Friday night concerts. After the success of the House Sessions series, DTA! once again went virtual for the Fall 2020 season. Combined, these seasons reached over 200,000 people and kept the community entertained — and safe. Now we are so excited to move back to our traditional format in-person and in the community. Join us every Friday night in March and September for the traditional Downtown Alive!


Our 2023 40 for 40 Initiative 

Thank you to these donors for supporting our 40 for 40 initiative:

  • Martha Graham and Timothy Viator (Spring and Fall)
  • Novus Reb Engineering, LLC (Spring and Fall)
  • GMFS Mortgage
  • David Strother and Susan David
  • Reve Coffee Roasters
  • IDI Workspaces
  • Bruce and Sherry Elder
  • brandRusso

Supported in part by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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