Dege Legg

Bayou Boys at tonight's Downtown Alive

by Dege Legg

Lafayette’s Bayou Boys originally scheduled in March will perform at Parc Sans Souci tonight to close out the Spring Series of Downtown Alive. Comprised mostly of former members of Atchafalaya, a home-grown act popular in the 1980s. Various members have also played with other national acts like Zachary Richard, Wayne Toups and River Road. The performers are Cal Arnold, bass and vocals, David Varisco, percussion; Chris Foreman, guitar and vocals; Lee Benoit, accordion and vocals; Jamie Kelly, guitar and vocals; and Beau Thomas.

Downtown Alive! is a 25-year-old community tradition and a popular staple in Acadiana’s cultural calendar. Downtown Alive begins at 5:30 p.m. with food and beverage concessions and runs until 8:30 p.m. DTA! is a free event sponsored by Cox, Lafayette Coca-Cola, and The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living. Produced by Downtown Lafayette Unlimited in cooperation with the Downtown Development Authority and Lafayette Consolidated Government. Concession sales help keep Downtown Alive! free, so please leave your ice chests at home with your pets.