Downtown gets down Friday

Spring officially begins at 5:45 p.m. on Friday. Celebrate Downtown before and after with Bach Lunch and Downtown Alive.

At noon at Parc Sans Souci Bach Lunch hits its second note with Terry Huval and The Jamabalaya Cajun Trio. Boxed lunches by Ema’s Cafe, Great Harvest Bread Co. and Joey’s Specialty Foods will sold to benefit the Lafayette Science Museum. Food sales are first come-first served and typically sell out before the music begins, so get there a little early.

Then at 6 p.m. at Parc International, New Orleans pop-rock faves Cowboy Mouth take the stage for the introductory Downtown Alive! concert. Beverage sales, which keep the concert series free, begin at 5:30 p.m., so please leave the ice chests (and pets) at home.