Nik-L Beer at Downtown Alive!

by Dege Legg

Popular variety band takes the DTA stage Friday.
They've got the Tommy Bahama look. They've got the expensive shoes. They've got the variety tunes. They've got the cow bell. They've got the saxophone. They've even got the accordian. And they've got the quirky name, Nik-L Beer. What more does a rock & roll band need to succeed in the modern world? I don't know. And I don't care. But what I do know is: Nik-L Beer plays Downtown Alive! tonight, Sept. 17.

For more than 30 years, Nik-L Beer has been delighting audiences across Louisiana. Drawing on diverse musical experiences, this eight-piece band belts out Golden Oldies, hard-driving zydeco, blue-eyed soul, Motown, country, 80s Funk, swamp pop, two-stepping Cajun, a cappella and Mardi Gras music.

For 27 years, Downtown Alive! has united community and culture to create a weekly tradition and celebration in downtown Lafayette every fall and spring. The fall 2010 season continues with more great entertainment in the form of free, family-friendly, smoke free, outdoor concert