Through the years Downtown Alive has made an effort to showcase the area’s diverse styles of music. This season might be the most eclectic yet. On Friday three of Lafayette’s original rock groups will perform at Parc International.

The Viatones originally started (and eventually ended) in Nashville in the mid-2000s, but was resurrected when bandleader/lead singer Blayze Viator moved to Louisiana and befriended local multi-instrumentalist, Chris Stafford. With their debut album Introducing The Viatones, Viator and co. established themselves as one of the Hub City’s top rock n’ roll bands. Their most recent album The Viatones picked up where their debut left off. Songs that rock and swing with catchy hooks dressed in fun production. 

The Viatones will share the stage with Carbon Poppies and The Amazing Nuns this Friday evening. For this week’s playlist, I made a mix of the three groups performing for this weeks DTA! along with some tracks from artists performing elsewhere this week. You’ll hear the latest from the Deslondes, “Rain on my Face” from Carbon Poppies and a couple of tunes off of Chicken Little Was Right, the new album from The Amazing Nuns. Also added are songs from Shannon McNally, Ester Rose and Lane Mack.

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Live music in Lafayette this week

Tuesday, March 26 - Wednesday, March 27 at 7:00pm
The Deslondes present Mashed Potato Records 
Acadiana Center for the Arts

Wednesday, March 27 at 9:00pm
Honky Tonk Night featuring The Faded Lovers
McMillian’s Pub

Thursday, March 28 at 9:00pm
Shannon McNally and Lane Mack
Blue Moon Saloon

Friday, March 29 at 6:00pm
Carbon Poppies, The Amazing Nuns and the Viatones 
Downtown Alive at Parc International

Saturday, March 30 at 9:00pm
Alligator Chomp Chomp (Swamp Pop DJs)
The Pearl