Last week’s final Downtown Alive and Southern Screen Film Fest brought fall festival season to a close. You’ll have some options a bit out of the ordinary for live music in Lafayette this week. I’ve listed concerts at the University of Louisiana as well as a couple of shows at the Grouse Room in River Ranch.

Local veteran guitarist and singer Keith Blair has helped keep the tradition of blues in bars for over 20 years. A master on the Stratocaster, Blair is widely known as one of the best on the instrument in Acadiana. Blair has also lent his lead guitar talents to stars like Texas soul man Delbert McClinton, Louisiana country star Dustin Sonnier, and frat party accordion favorite Jamie Bergeron. 

The Lafayette mainstay is on his own these days and is busier than ever. You can catch Keith Blair and band of friends at the Grouse Room each Wednesday night. Don’t be surprised if you see other area favorites like the equally talented Michael Juan Nunez tradings licks with Blair, or r&b singer/pianist Julie Williams sitting in on a bluesy duet. 

For this week’s playlist, you’ll hear local blues from Lafayette guitarists like Sonny Landreth and Lil Buck Senegal as well as hits from legendary Louisiana hard rocker Randy Jackson and his band Zebra. Also a set of Creole and zydeco from fiddler Cedric Watson and accordion masters Nathan Williams and Geno Delafose.

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Live music in Lafayette this week

Monday, November 11 at 6:30 pm
Red, White, and Blues: a Blue Monday Veteran’s Day Celebration feat. Jourdan Thibodeaux, Cedric Watson, and more
Rock n’ Bowl

Monday, November 11 at 6:30 pm
Louisiana Brass Quintet
Angelle Hall at the University of Louisiana

Wednesday, November 13 at 8:30 pm
Keith Blair and Friends
The Grouse Room

Thursday, November 14 at 7:30 pm
UL Jazz Ensemble
Bruk-Hawthorne Hall at the University of Louisiana

Friday, November 15 at 9:00 pm
Randy Jackson of Zebra
The Grouse Room

Friday, November 15 at 9:30 pm
Geno Delafose and French Rockin’ Boogie
Cowboys Nightclub

Friday, November 15 at 9:30 pm
Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas
Blue Moon Saloon