This week in melodious: Cajun for lunch, zydeco for supper

by Walter Pierce

Praise God and pass the chaudin!

BonSoir, Catin (left) and Corey Ledet

Friday gets all indigenous in downtown Lafayette as Bach Lunch features the two steps and waltzes of popular female-centric Cajun band BonSoir, Catin and Downtown Alive! goes "et toi" on our ass with Grammy-nominated zydeco artists Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band. Praise God and pass the chaudin!

Bach Lunch begins at noon at Parc Sans Souci. Lunches - $6 for general public, $5 for Lafayette Science Museum members - will be provided by Bailey's Seafood & Grill, Roly Poly and Zea's Rotisserie & Grill.

Concession sales for Downtown Alive! begin at 5:30 at Parc International; the music cranks up at 6. Both events are free and food/drink sales help keep it that way so please leave ice chests at home. Below are the remaining spring 2013 schedules for these awesome downtown events.

Bach Lunch is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and to mark the occasion the Lafayette Science Museum Foundation will be raffling off a piece of artwork by popular local artist Kelly Guidry. "Musique" is a mixed media sculpture designed to hang on a wall. Tickets for the raffle are $5 apiece and can be purchased at the Lafayette Science Museum as well as at both Bach Lunch and Downtown Alive! concerts during March and April. The winner will be announced at the April 26 Bach Lunch. For details, call (337) 291-5544.


March 15: BonSoir, Catin
(Bailey's Seafood & Grill, Roly Poly and Zea's Rotisserie & Grill)

March 22: The Viatones
(Abacus Restaurant & Catering, Poupart's Bakery and Tsunami Sushi)

March 29: Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express
(Ema's Café, Deano's and O'Charley's Restaurant)

April 5: The Revelers
(Agave Cantina, Chris' Po-Boys and Great Harvest Bread Co.)

April 12: The Rayo Brothers
(Creole Lunch House, Jefferson Street Pub and Johnsons Boucaniere)

April 19: Mike Dean
(Chick-Fil-A, French Press and Poupart's Bakery)

April 26:  Rob Curto and Cubato/Festival International de Louisiana
(Antoni's Restaurant, Burgersmith, Cena-to-Go, Chris' PoBoys, Hub City Diner, Joey's Specialty Foods and Roly Poly)


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

March 22: Creole String Beans (Parc Sans Souci)

March 29: Good Firday No DTA!

April 5: Cowboy Mouth (Parc International)

April 12: Dege Legg and Black Bayou Construckt (Parc Sans Souci)

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

April 26: Festival International de Louisiane No DTA!

May 3: Rue Boogaloo (Parc Sans Souci)

May 10: Louisiana Red (Parc Sans Souci)

May 17: Mercy Brothers (Parc Sans Souci)

May 24: Sassafras Jubilee (Parc Sans Souci)

May 31: Generationals & LillyBrave (Parc Sans Souci)