The Rees brothers make a triumphant return to Lafayette this week with their new musical endeavor, Arbo. Folks will remember the siblings as the fiddler and drummer of the Cajun family band L'Angelus. Stevie and Johnnie Rees have reunited after pursuing individual paths in Nashville. Drawing inspiration from their formative years near the University of Louisiana, the duo's folk-pop sound is driven by Stevie's fiddle with a repertoire of Americana and country originals. Named after their cherished childhood neighborhood, Arbolada, the group invites you to their performance this Thursday at the Acadiana Center for the Arts.

Kickstarting this season's Bach Lunch series on Friday is Boma Bango Daniel Coolik's homage to 1960s Congolese pop, promising a vibrant musical journey for all attendees. Head over to the Parc Sans Souci stage at noon to catch this free performance. Meanwhile, blues aficionados won't want to miss the legendary Curtis Salgado. Renowned for his harmonica prowess Salgado made a name for himself collaborating with icons like Blues Brothers and Robert Cray. Join him and a host of special guests at the Grouse Room for a night of soulful sounds starting at 9:00 pm.

Saturday evening at the Hideaway promises an intimate showcase of homemade songs by Drew Landry and a gathering of talented singer-songwriters. Wrapping up the weekend in true Lafayette fashion, the sounds of zydeco will fill the air as Cedric Watson and his band set the rhythm ablaze at Vermilionville from 1:00 pm onwards. Later, don't miss the last dance of the weekend by Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie at Rock n'Bowl.

Hear everything from country folk to Congolese-inspired pop in this Lafayette Weekly Playlist. Check out Drew Landry's heartfelt "Family Farm," Arbo's nostalgic "Whiskey River Road," and the groovy rhythms of Boma Bango's "Je veux la boire." All of that plus modern blues from
Michael Juan Nunez, Curtis Salgado, and Sam Broussard, alongside a track by former Misfits frontman Michael Graves.