IND L!VE - Acadiana's Weekend Nightlife Guide

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

Wayne Toups


Friday, Sept. 18

Parc Sans Souci

Doors: 6 p.m.

Downtown Alive! welcomes back Wayne Toups to Parc International on Sept. 18. This Grammy Award Winner is sure to keep you dancing all night with his inventive “Zydecajun” style. In an extra special twist, DTA! and the Downtown Restaurant and Bar Association are teaming up to offer theme nights at DTA! and in Downtown bars and restaurants after DTA! Come on out to your favorite Friday night tradition wearing your favorite Acadiana t-shirt.



Friday, Sept 18

Feed & Seed

Doors: 9 p.m.

Feed N Seed proudly presents Lillybrave with Teenager. LillyBrave is a unique group of independent musicians who write and perform soulful melodic Pop songs. New Orleans-based synth-pop duo Teenager is Kyle Riche (vocals/guitar) and Matthew Cloutier (drums/programming). While the guys in Teenager consider themselves primarily a writing/producing team their aesthetic, live show, and song craft is that of an electro rock band.

Cedric Watson


Friday Sept. 18

Blue Moon Saloon

Doors: 9:30 p.m.

Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole resurrect the ancient sounds of the French and Spanish contra dance and bourré alongside the spiritual rhythms of the Congo tribes of West Africa. With an apparently bottomless repertoire of songs at his fingertips, Cedric plays everything from forgotten Creole melodies and obscure Dennis McGee reels to more modern Cajun and Zydeco songs, even occasionally throwing in a bluegrass fiddle tune or an old string band number. Unlike many of his contemporaries, he is also a prolific songwriter, writing almost all of his songs on his double row Hohner accordion. Cedric’s songs channel his diverse ancestry (African, French, Native American and Spanish) to create his own brand of sounds.

Randy Liedtke


Saturday, Sept 19

Jefferson Street Pub

Doors: 7:30 p.m.

Admission: $13

Lafayette Comedy & The Jefferson Street Pub presents Los Angeles-based stand up comedian, actor, and writer Randy Liedtke. Liedtke has performed stand up on Late Night with Seth Meyers on NBC, Adam Devine's House Party on Comedy Central, as well as the most recent season of Last Comic Standing.

Cedryl Ballou


Saturday, Sept. 19

Blue Moon Saloon

Doors: 9:30 p.m.

A native of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Cedryl Ballou began playing music at the tender age of five, making his professional debut as a drummer with his grandfather, legendary guitar pioneer Classie Ballou, at the age of 11. His future as a frontman was inevitable—both Cedryl’s father, Cedric Ballou, and step-grandfather, “Rockin’ Sidney” Simien, were successful touring musicians, and Cedryl grew up steeped in Creole music and culture.

Cat Head Biscuit Boys


Saturday, Sept. 19

Artmosphere Bistro

Doors: 9 p.m.

One of Lafayette’s most visceral string bangs graces the stage of Artmosphere this Saturday.



Saturday, Sept. 19

Feed & Seed

Doors: 8 p.m.

Admission: $5

Rockapalooza 2015 is an Alzheimer's Benefit featuring live performances by The Pwells, The Oddfellows and Jim Nobel's Arn Mait'n: A Bluegrass Tribute to Iron Maiden. Feed N Seed presents an evening of Lafayette's finest rock musicians coming together to support the awareness of Alzheimer's Disease. This benefit, headed by Claudia Durand, is it's fifth annual held in Lafayette. There will be a special performance by Ditallu Tribal Fusion Bellydance. Doors open at 8 p.m. with the show starting at 9:30 p.m. There is a $5 minimum donation at the door. A $1 bicycle raffle will open as an incentive. Stay tuned for more information.