The Saturday farmers markets have been a huge success at the Horse Farm, but things will really heat up beginning May 27 with the commencement of the Levitt AMP Music Series — a 10-concert series made possible by a $25,000 grant from Levitt Pavilions with matching funds provided by the Lafayette Public Trust Financing Authority.
Lafayette was one of 10 mid-sized cities across the country selected for the concerts.
The series will feature local and regional acts including a Grammy winner.
The LPTFA was urged to vie for the concert series by Cynthia Simien, wife and manager of Grammy-winning zydeco ambassador Terrance Simien. Cynthia also served as the booking agent for the event and her and Terrance’s gifted daughter, Marcella, will perform with her band, Marcella & Her Lovers, for one of the concerts, which begin at 6:30 p.m. and are free.
May 27 The Suffers (soul)
June 3 Bonerama (brass funk-rock)
June 10 Marcella & Her Lovers (swamp soul)
June 17 Chris Thomas King (blues)*
June 24 Pine Leaf Boys (Cajun)
July 1 Rex Moroux (folk roots)
July 8 Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie (zydeco)
July 15 George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners
July 22 Brass Bed (rock)
July 29 Marcia Ball (soul boogie)