Rod Gator (formerly Rod Melancon) will celebrate his new album, For Louisiana, this Thursday evening at Vermilionville. The swamp rock singer/songwriter and Vermilion Parish native will also tour the states to support his latest record following his appearance in Lafayette. 

The Rayo Brothers will be at the Hideaway on Friday with their brand of acoustic indie-folk. Local country star Dustin Sonnier and his band take the stage at Cowboys Saturday night while DG and the Freetown Sound will bring their funk rock to the Grouse Room on Jefferson Street.

The weekend wraps up with a zydeco dance Sunday afternoon at Rock n’ Bowl with Creole accordionist Geno Delafose and his band, French Rocking Boogie. 

This edition of Lafayette Weekly will feature the latest single from Rod Gator and a few tracks from his past releases. You’ll hear Gator’s “August 29,” “Rye Whiskey” from the Rayo Brothers, and Geno Delafose’s take on the classic “Bee de la Manche.” Also in the mix are some classic country sounds from Dustin Sonnier, funk-rock from DG and the Freetown Sound, and a few from the late Godfather of Swamp Pop, Warren Storm, who passed away last week. 

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Live music in Lafayette this week

Thursday, September 16 at 7:30 pm
Rod Gator 

Friday, September 17 at 8:00 pm
The Rayo Brothers
The Hideaway on Lee

Saturday, September 18 at 9:00 pm
Dustin Sonnier and the Wanted
Cowboys Nightclub

Saturday, September 18 at 9:00 pm
DG and the Freetown Sound 
The Grouse Room

Sunday, September 19 at 5:00 pm
Geno Delafose and French Rockin’ Boogie
Rock n’ Bowl de Lafayette