Bayou Round Up rolls Friday

The massive fête for South Louisiana music, food and culture will be reflected in chrome this weekend when the second annual Bayou Round Up motors into Lafayette for two days of classic cars, rock ’n’ roll and gastronomic glory.

The Round Up begins Friday as hundreds of classic American cars make a scenic drive through Cajun Country and wind up on Vermilion Street adjacent to Parc Sans Souci for Downtown Alive! featuring legendary rockers The Blasters with Phil Alvin. Round Up founder CC Adcock and his band, The Lafayette Marquis, open the show.

After Downtown Alive, bluesman Jimmie Vaughan joins Hammond B3 master Mike Flanigin and his Jazz Trio for a blow-out after party at Antlers. Michael Juan Nunez opens.

Jimmie Vaughan headlines the round up Saturday at Blackham.

On Saturday the deal gets real at Blackham Coliseum from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. when the car show kicks off. But it’s not just hundreds of classic American cars on display on the coliseum floor; it’s music, food and the Bayou Round Up swap meet in the barns adjacent to the coliseum.

The day’s musical lineup includes Wifee & The Huzz Band, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Vicky Tafoya & The Big Beat and Jimmie Vaughan & The Tilt-A-Wheel Band.

Admission is $10; Kids under 12 get in free and UL students get in for five bucks with a valid student ID.

After the Round Up, the cavalcade of American steel will head over to Moncus Park at the Horse Farm for a one-of-a-kind drive-in screen of American Graffiti. Registered Round Up attendees get in for $10 per car; your Camry will cost $20.

For ticket and other information, check out the Bayou Round Up’s homepage.