It’s starting to feel like Christmas in Acadiana now that Thanksgiving’s over and the cold weather moving in. As per holiday tradition, Downtown Alive will host the lighting of the tree at Parc Sans Souci. Zydeco multi-instrumentalist Curley Taylor will provide the soundtrack to the Friday evening event that’ll be live-streamed in effort to encourage social distancing.

That same night, The Pine Leaf Boys will perform their annual holiday set as a full band at the Hideaway. Aeronautical Pioneer, a stripped down, experimental side project of the Rayo Brothers will also perform at the downtown venue Thursday night, while swamp pop mainstays, The Foret Tradition, play online and in person at Rock n’ Bowl.

The latest single from Curley Taylor, “We March,” will kick off this edition of Lafayette Weekly. I also added a few more from Taylor including his cover of the Bob Marley classic, “Is This Love,” as well as the Pine Leaf Boy’s take on the swamp pop standard, “Fool,” and a Rayo Brothers’ collaboration with Lost Bayou Ramblers, Louis and André Michot. Along with songs by the musicians performing this week, I threw in a couple of Louisiana Christmas tracks by Belton Richard and Horace Trahan to get in the spirit.

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Live stream concerts and live music in Lafayette this week

Thursday, December 3 at 7:00pm
Aeronautical Pioneer
The Hideaway

Thursday, December 3 at 7:30pm
Ryan Foret and the Foret Tradition
Rock n’ Bowl

Friday, December 4 at 7:00pm
Pine Leaf Boys
The Hideaway

Friday, December 4 at 6:30pm
A Very Curley Christmas featuring Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble
Downtown Lafayette Facebook Live

Saturday. December 5 at 1:00pm
Le Jam à Vermilionville