If you want to spend some time in the Hub City and know what events are happening, you're in the right place. We'll give you a rundown of live music and other events taking place each month in the Happiest City in America.

Concert Series

April 4 | AllStars Series: Secret Sisters | Acadiana Center for the Arts

Secret Sisters

The Secret Sisters—Laura and Lydia Rogers—grapple with love and loss on new album Saturn Return the Alabama-based duo’s second release for New West Records. Like its predecessor, 2017’s Grammy-nominated You Don’t Own Me Anymore, the record was produced by Brandi Carlile and Phil and Tim Hanseroth.

April 11 | Louisiana Crossroads Series: Arbo | Acadiana Center for the Arts


Nashville up-and-comers return to their hometown for an electrifying evening of music. They bring their unique blend of folk, rock, and Cajun influences back to where it all began.

Comedy Series

Nate Bargatze: The Be Funny Tour

Thursdays | Yeah, Comedy! A Standup Comedy Open-Mic Special Guest | Legend's Pub

April 18 | MYQ Kaplan | Club 337

April 19-20 | Robert Kelly | Club 337

April 20 | Stoned vs. Drunk vs. Sober vs. 4/20-Special Edition | Club 337

April 21 | Ghost Roast | Club 337

April 24 | Nate Bargatze: The Be Funny Tour | CAJUNDOME

Free Concert Series

Downtown Alive! Dance Crowd

April 3 | Mercredi Show ft. Clay Cormier & The Highway Boys | Pelican Park

April 4 | Rhythms on the River: Ryan Foret & Foret Tradition | River Ranch Town Square

April 5 | Downtown Alive! ft. Corey Ledet | Parc Sans Souci

April 6 | Sugar Jam featuring Northside Eric & The Southside Playboys | Sugar Mill Pond

April 10 | Mercredi Show ft. Louisiana Red | Pelican Park

April 11 | Rhythms on the River: Spank the Monkey | River Ranch Town Square

April 12 | Bach Lunch ft. Boma Bango | Parc Sans Souci

April 17 | Mercredi Show ft. Horace Trahan & The Ossun Express | Pelican Park

April 18 | Rhythms on the River: Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band | River Ranch Town Square

April 19 | Bach Lunch ft. Major Handy and the Louisiana Blues Band ft. Sharona Thomas | Parc Sans Souci

April 24 | Mercredi Show ft. Horace Trahan & Junior Dugas and The Bayou | Pelican Park

Annual Festivals

April 5-7 | Scott Boudin Festival | Scott


The Scott Boudin Festival is the place to celebrate family, food, arts and crafts, music, and Boudin! The festival is located on the municipal grounds near the beautiful City Hall building, only 12 minutes west of Lafayette, Louisiana. "Where the West Begins, and Hospitality Never Ends!"

April 5-7 | Books Along the Teche Literary Festival | Iberia Parish

Books Along the Teche

Literary Festival with a focus on Great Southern Writers, highlighting Iberia Parish authors and others who write about the unique culture of Louisiana. Events include cooking demonstrations, workshops on writing, book fairs, academic symposiums, receptions, poetry, music, live oak walks, movie screenings, children's activities, readers' theater, and more.

April 5-7 | Boot Brew Fest | Lakeview Park

Boot Brew Festival

Boot Brew Fest is your chance to learn about the homebrewing process directly from the brewers while tasting samples of their efforts. You must be 21 years or older to purchase this ticket and sample.

April 15 | Beausoleil Festival & Jambalaya Cook-Off | Broussard

Beausoleil Festival & Jambalaya Cook Off

Come and enjoy some wonderful food, family-friendly activities, and a free community concert from Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys and Chubby Carrier at Arceneaux Park in Broussard!

April 19- 21 | El Festival Espanol de Nueva Iberia | New Iberia

El Festival Espanol de Nueva Iberia

Celebrating the founding of New Iberia by the Spanish with a parade, paella/tapas/jambalaya cookoff, live Spanish music & dance, arts & crafts show bands, Spanish family genealogy, and more.

April 24-28 | Festival International de Louisiane | Downtown Lafayette

Festival International

The country's largest non-ticketed outdoor Francophone festival celebrates the connections between Acadiana and the Francophone world. Hundreds of performing and visual artists from multiple countries converge on stages across Downtown Lafayette for five days of world music.

Special Events

Harlem Globetrotters

April 2 | Bob Dylan "Rough and Rowdy Ways" | Heymann Performing Arts Center

Bob Dylan's career has lasted the better part of fifty years now. He has never gotten by on sentimentality or nostalgia and has never repeated his successes. Dylan has always pushed his work ahead.

April 19 | Lynyrd Skynyrd & ZZ Top: The Sharp Dressed Simple Man Tour | CAJUNDOME

Two titans of American classic rock, ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd, have announced their first co-headlining tour – The Sharp Dressed Simple Man Tour – taking over twenty-two cities in North America this summer, including Lafayette.

April 20 | Harlem Globetrotters 2024 World Tour | CAJUNDOME

The Globetrotters are the world's basketball team – touring over 400+ cities in 25+ countries, including Lafayette.

Art Exhibitions

Sisters of the Hunt-An Exhibition on Women Hunting

Now - September 28 | Bending Lines: Robert Wiggs | Hilliard Art Museum

Robert Wiggs was a sculptor and educator who shaped the aesthetic agenda of Acadiana, which started in 1965 when UL was still known as the University of Southwestern Louisiana. Wiggs is known for his unique brand of abstraction based on keen observations of the natural world. He retired in 1987, the same year he discovered the ninth all-space-filling polyhedron he named the "Twist Octahedron."

Now - August 17 | Every|Where: Beili Liu | Hilliard Art Museum

EVERY|WHERE: BEILI LIU is comprised of three works of art. Each explores our relationship to water in different ways that raise fundamental questions about art and how we understand each other's lived experiences.

Now - September 14 | Fundamento De Palo Monte: Ana Mendieta | Hilliard Art Museum

The iconic silhouette motifs of Ana Mendieta's career represent meaningful relationships between humans and land. Filmed in Iowa, Fundamento de Palo Monte: Silueta Series (Gunpowder Works) reflects the artist's reality as a Cuban exile living in the United States.

Now - July 13 | Sitting with George Rodrigue | Hilliard Art Museum

Showcasing the exceptional works of one of Louisiana's most celebrated artists, this exhibition reflects Rodrigue's deep connection to his Cajun roots, featuring portraits of influential cultural and political figures alongside his iconic Blue Dog paintings.

Now - May 26 | Les Soeurs de la Chasse/Sisters of the Hunt-An Exhibition on Women Hunting | NuNu Arts & Culture Collective

This exhibit by photographer and filmmaker Camille Farrah Lenain explores the lives of female hunters in rural France and Southern Louisiana through stunning photographs and immersive sound art.

Now - May 11 | In Media Res: How One Story Becomes Another | Acadiana Center for the Arts

On view in the Main Gallery: IN MEDIAS RES: How One Story Becomes Another—a group exhibition featuring artworks from local and regional artists in dialogue with the poetry of former Louisiana poet laureate Darrell Bourque.

Ongoing Events

French Tables

April 4 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Thursday) | Women's French Rosary | Begnaud House in Scott

Rosary will be held at 10 a.m. every first Thursday of the month.

April 6 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday) | Indigenous Heritage Table | NuNu Arts & Culture Collective

We are connecting tribes one table at a time. Together, we share and learn about indigenous heritage. Hosted by Clovis "Joe" Billiot, Debra Cooper Billiot, and Biloxi-Chitimacha (Tribal Member).

April 12 (Recurring monthly on the 2nd Friday) | French Table | Valsin Broussard House

Practice your French at the historic home of Valsin Broussard, founder of the City of Broussard. Whether you speak French fluently or hardly know a word, there is a seat for you at our French table.

April 13 | Second Saturday ArtWalk | Recurring monthly on the 2nd Saturday

The monthly event features exhibits, live music, theatrical performances, and immersive art experiences in Downtown Lafayette's shops, galleries, museums, and streets.

April 22 (Fourth Monday of the Month) | Les Vues Film Series | Vermilionville

A free monthly series is held in Vermilionville's Performance Center, and there are rotating films each month on various cultural topics.