Dec. 22, 2016 01:00 PM

Acadiana's Christmas Weekend Nightlife Guide

IND L!VE offers highlights of the many live music events taking place around Acadiana this weekend.


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3RD ANNUAL UGLY SWEATER PARTY

Thursday, Dec. 22

Jefferson Street Pub

Doors: 8 p.m.

Admission: Free


Put on your Ugly Sweater and join JSP on Thursday, Dec. 22 for its 3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Party featuring live music by Strange Theories and Gabe Broussard along with prizes for the Ugliest Sweater.


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2ND ANNUAL "BLAST FROM THE PAST"

Thursday, Dec. 22

Blue Moon Saloon

Doors: 9 p.m.


The 2nd Annual "Blast from the Past" event benefits St. Jude's Children’s Hospital features a line-up of entertainment including The Bayou Blasters, Soldier, The Rogues, FastBoys and the Untouchables with special guest Brian Fredericks of the Moves.


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LAST HONKY TONK MUSIC SERIES - CASPER MCWADE

Thursday, Dec. 22

The Grouse Room

Doors: 7 p.m.


The Last Honky Tonk Music Series is a historic Roots Music Series featuring National Artists performing in Official Venues on a weekly, monthly or seasonal basis, depending on the venue.


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LIL BUCK SINEGAL

Thursday, Dec. 22

Artmosphere Bistro

Doors: 9 p.m.

Admission: $7


The legendary Lil' Buck Sinegal performs at Artmosphere on Thursday, Dec. 22.


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THE WILD RICE BAND

Thursday, Dec. 22

The Grouse Room

Doors: 7 p.m.


Since 1995, this Lafayette-based variety band has been rocking bars, clubs and special events all over the south. Its Funky/SwampRock/R&B sound has only one goal, "keep'em on the dance floor or get'em on stage."


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BOOM BOOM BURLESQUE AND RARELUTH HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR

Friday, Dec. 23

Artmosphere Bistro

Doors: 9 p.m.

Admission: $10


Boom Boom Burlesque and Rareluth are at it again with a new collaboration for 2016. Their New Year's Eve party was such a hit last year, they're bringing the girls and the music back, this time to celebrate the holiday season. On Friday Dec. 23, Christmas Eve Eve (or shall we say Christmas Adam) they are bringing a unique review mixed with live music, live dance, spectacle and glamour. Also, wear your best holiday look for a chance at the first prize in the costume contest.


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SABRA & THE GET RIGHTS & FEUFOLLET

Friday, Dec. 23

Blue Moon Saloon

Doors: 9:30 p.m.


The Blue Moon Saloon welcomes Sabra & The Get Rights along with Feufollet to its stage for a special Christmas Eve performance.


TODD O'NEILL CHRISTMAS EVE EVE SHOW

Friday, Dec. 23

The Grouse Room

Doors: 10 p.m.


Todd O'Neill Band - the latest winner of NASHNext competition will return to the stage of the Grouse Room. Todd O'Neill has concocted his own recipe, blending cajun, zydeco and New Orleans R&B with the best of Nashville, for some seriously soulful, heartfelt and rockin' country music. Best served hot, Todd's sound is pure Louisiana soul.


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THE SICKBAY XMAS EVE STOCKING STUFFER: ONDEANE + JAMES VAN WAY + SCENIC WORLD

Saturday, Dec. 24

Artmosphere Bistro

Doors: 9 p.m.


Come celebrate your beautifully weird friends and family and whatever kind of love you believe in at The Sickbay Stocking Stuffer on Christmas Eve.


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THREE37 BAND CHRISTMAS EVE SHOW

Saturday, Dec. 24

The Grouse Room

Doors: 9 p.m.


Three37 is a Lafayette based party band that specializes in having a good time. They focus on bringing a stage show that is conducive to total crowd participation and enjoyment. They offer a song for everyone. You may hear a song that reminds you of your first love, your first car, your first outdoor picnic or your second wife. Three37 will have you on your feet and singing along from the time you walk into the doors until last call. The band is fun, the songs are more fun and you're guaranteed to have an OK time.


THOMAS CHAMPAGNE + JAMIE NEIL KELLY DUO

Tuesday, Dec. 27

Blue Moon Saloon

Doors: 9 p.m.


Born in SouthEast Texas, now based in the Charleston, SC, Thomas Champagne channels his love of funk, roots rock, and island grooves, ranging from relaxing beach tunes to a danceable blend of reggae and funk. Champagne's foundation of Texas Pride and a Cajun Spirit has helped mold a unique style of music, with percussive phrasing and catchy lyrics that help you smile through the toughs times and feel good about life.

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