Downtown Alive! announces spring 2011 season

by Dege Legg

Just as the winter thaws, Downtown Alive releases its 2011 spring season line-up.

Downtown Alive! (with the explanation point) is back again for another round of live music shows. After the cold crunch of winter, the DTA staff has some great music to heat up the spring season. There's no better reason to get out of the house than Downtown Alive! Since it's start as a brown bag lunch get-together in the 80s, DTA has been uniting community and culture to create a weekly tradition and celebration offering great entertainment in the form of free, family-friendly, smoke free, outdoor concerts.

Sponsored by Cox Communications, Lafayette Coca-Cola and Lets Be Totally Clear, DTA features performances by Grammy nominated,  renowned and up and coming musicians representing a variety of genres.

DTA Spring 2011 schedule:

March 11         Andy Smith Band  (Covers & Variety Parc International)

March 18         Eric Lindell   (New Orleans Blues/Soul-  Parc International)

March 25         Mia Borders (Roots Rock/Soul - Parc Sans Souci)

April 1              Grammy Afterparty: The Pine Leaf Boys and Chubby Carrier & The                          Bayou Swamp Band (Zydeco Parc International)

April 8              Devon Allman's Honeytribe (Blues Parc Sans Souci)

April 15            Nik-L Beer (Classic Covers & Variety Parc International)

April 22            Good Friday No DTA!

April 29            Festival International de Louisiane

May 6              The Howdies (Western Swing/Roots Rock - Parc Sans Souci)

May 13            The Lee Boys (Sacred Steel- Parc International) 1st Annual Bread                         Pudding Taste Off

May 20            Grupo Fantasma (Latin Funk Parc International)

May 27            Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express (Zydeco - Parc Sans Souci)

June 3              Yvette Landry Band (Vintage Country Parc Sans Souci)

DTA begins at 5:30 p.m. with food and beverage concessions. Musical performances run 6 8:30 p.m. Downtown Alive! is produced by Downtown Lafayette in cooperation with Lafayette Consolidated Government.