Lafayette, LA – Downtown Alive! announces their Fall lineup as they return to in-person programming this Fall in Parc International. This beloved community tradition pivoted to virtual programming throughout 2020 and Spring 2021 due to COVID-19 and managed to reach over 45,000 viewers in the Spring season alone thanks to supporters near and far.

Downtown Lafayette Unlimited (DLU), the non-profit, member organization that produces DTA!, is gearing up to bring this important cultural celebration back to its traditional format with a top-notch lineup and more energy than ever. The star-studded homegrown talent showcased in this 39th season’s lineup includes first-time DTA! performer Chris Ardoin as well as returning crowd favorites Marc Broussard, Cupid, and Wayne Toups.


“This stellar lineup of four GRAMMY nominees is sure to kick off weekends this Fall in a big way, we are excited to welcome the community back to Downtown Alive! and encourage families to mark your calendars now to celebrate with us!”
Anita Begnaud

CEO, Downtown Lafayette Unlimited

Modern Changes to this Age-Old Tradition

Downtown Alive! has said “goodbye” to waiting in ticket lines and will continue to accept cash, credit, and debit for all food and beverages within Parc International, creating a more efficient and enjoyable experience for patrons. During each transaction, guests are encouraged to support the event by donating to continue to keep DTA! free for the whole family. Please leave your ice chests at home with your pets. DTA! is a smoke-free and family-friendly event.

Downtown Lafayette has experienced significant growth and activity since the last in-person DTA! and organizers encourage the Acadiana community to make plans to check out new businesses, along with property and public space improvements, as they kick off the weekend in the heart of Lafayette. Downtown Alive! brings the community together to celebrate arts & culture while supporting local bars, restaurants, and retail spaces and is the perfect atmosphere to be a part of the economic development momentum happening downtown.


Check Out Our Top-Notch Lineup:

All shows take place in Parc International. Happiest Hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with music kicking off at 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Friday, September 17

Chris Ardoin


Friday, September 24



Friday, October 22

Marc Broussard


Friday, November 5

Wayne Toups

Rock-n-Roll, Cajun/Zydeco/Folk/Americana

This year marks the 39th season of Downtown Alive! and would not be possible without the ongoing support of its sponsors, especially presenting sponsor Evangeline Maid. Companies including CGI, Coca-Cola, Legend’s, Victor Ashy, 3Circle Solutions, and One Telemed also believe in the mission of making downtown more vibrant and are proud to support this comeback season.
Left Menu Icon
Right Menu Icon