If there was ever a night to showcase the current sound of Lafayette, it's this year's Uncle Sam's Jam.  The Zydeco Boss, Keith Frank will headline the free outdoor concert alongside GRAMMY winning Cajun rockers, Lost Bayou Ramblers, and  Louisiana indie rock torchbearers, Brass Bed. Music starts at 5:00 p.m. and will run until 10:00 p.m. at Parc International. Whether it's karaoke at Artmosphere, or zydeco at the Wurst Beirgarten, there will be plenty of more music to catch afterwards.

This week's playlist is comprised of mostly new music by the three artists performing at Uncle Sam's Jam. These highlighted tracks include the trail ride zydeco sound of Frank's "On the Rise", Brass Bed's fuzzed out take on the swamp pop classic, "Sometimes', and Lost Bayou's noisey, industrial "Freetown Crawl / Fightinville Brawl". Also included are classic American themed tracks from James Brown, Tom Petty, and The Grateful Dead, as well as music from Dustin Sonnier and Mike Broussard & Nu Edition Zydeco.

Below are my top picks for this year's Independence Day in Lafayette

Tuesday, July 3 at 5 p.m.
Uncle Sam's Jam
Parc International

Tuesday, July 3 at 9 p.m.
Dustin Sonnier & the Wanted
Cowboys Niteclub

Tuesday, July 3 at 9 p.m.
Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys
The Blue Moon Saloon

Tuesday, July 3 at 9 p.m.
Mike Broussard & Nu Edition Zydeco with Feufollet
The Wurst Beirgarten