Tommy McLain Runs Down Every (Sweet) Dream

Acadiana Center for the Arts ,  101 W. Vermilion St. Lafayette, LA 70501

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Dates: May 7, 2022

Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

An evening with Swamp Pop icon Tommy McLain and a star-studded cavalcade of friends from across Louisiana and beyond in a loving tribute to this living legend.

Known for his stunning voice, in the mid-1960s the Jonesville, Louisiana native found himself racing up the Billboard charts, appearing on Dick Clark’s television shows, and performing all over the US and UK on package tours with everyone from Otis Redding to The Yardbirds. In that moment, his music introduced the rest of the world to the joys as well as the drama that unfolded nightly in the Louisiana dance halls that he called home. Ever since, Tommy McLain’s records have circulated through the hands of music historians, critics, artists and enthusiasts as solid gold touchstones of “swamp pop”.

This extraordinary one-of-a-kind hometown show will be in celebration of Tommy’s new record release on the iconic DECCA Records label out of London. Come hear a recreation of this beautiful new work by the all-star cast that helped record it, along with reimagined versions of his greatest golden jukebox hits!