NXT Series

Creating unique experiences for AcA’s next generation of audiences

2023 Schedule of Performers

February 16
Bruisey Peets & Friends
James Devin Moncus Theatre
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Bruisey Peets & Friends

From swamp to shining swamp, Bruisey Peets (Ben Usie) has steadily evolved with his unique brand of queer swamp pop. Equal parts earnest songwriting and performance art, Bruisey Peets shows are charmingly confrontational and subversively playful. Originally from Lafayette LA, Usie lived in DC for 9 years where he leaned into the D.I.Y. ethos and house-show community while playing in bands such as Pree and Br’er. Since moving back to Louisiana in 2017, Usie has steadily evolved as a songwriter and band leader.  With each new record, Usie explores deeper pockets of tradition, family, queer-reckoning, and what it means to be a cajun clown. In late 2021, Bruisey released his 3rd full-length LP, Poached Eggs via Y’allstar Records.  Look out for LP4 in early 2023!

July 6
Good Prblms
James Devin Moncus Theatre
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Good Prblms

 Good Problms is a student-assembled music collective out of ULL. The 10 piece group met through the School Of Music and only started performing together recently. Their sound is a uniquely tasteful blend of hard-hitting hiphop, soul and R&B. They take inspiration from artists and creatives from all walks of life including, J. Cole, Outkast, and Daniel Caesar. Good Problms ultimate goal with their music is to bring people together through the use of nuanced genre bending and relatability. The themes within their lyrics span the human experience. They have songs about love, partying, spiritual growth, drug abuse and everything in between. You can find Good Problms performing all across the local Lafayette area and be sure to experience them at ACA during our 2023 NXT concert series.

September 14
Malentina
James Devin Moncus Theatre
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Malentina

Michelle Colón, known by her stage name, Malentina, is a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, burlesque performer, and stage and film actress. With the help of her friend and producer, Josh LeBlanc (GIVERS, Serpentine Man), she writes and composes a wide range of musical styles, from Latin cha cha cha, to hip hop, dance, and even rock & roll. She can be described as energetic, fierce, and highly captivating on the stage.

November 2
Nebu
James Devin Moncus Theatre
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Nebu

NEBU is an R&B / Soul Singer based in Louisiana . Heavily influenced by her Mother’s music collection and song selection it was inevitable that NEBU would become an entertainer. With a diverse source of influences like QUEEN, Donny Hathaway, Whitney Houston, Wilson Phillips and SWV, her vocal ability and artistry covers a wide spectrum of music. Nebu has been the go to performer regionally and has been the opening act on headlining concerts for the likes of Ginuwine, Tank, Jon B, Freddie Jackson and more!

Lafayette's Unique Seasons

Immerse yourself in the untouched purity of a cypress and tupelo swamp. Sway your hips to the upbeat tempo of accordions and washboards, or let the... Read More

GRAMMYs in Acadiana: Music Goldmine

GRAMMY award-winning and nominated musicians from Acadiana Music has been the soul of Acadiana since the area's humble beginnings, with a melting... Read More

Cajun & Creole Instruments: Triangle

The triangle is a simple, percussive, rhythm instrument central to Cajun music. Consisting of two Read More

Cajun & Creole Instruments: Frottoir

The frottoir — sometimes spelled froittoir — is a percussive, rhythmic instrument omnipresent in Read More

Getting to Lafayette

The city of Lafayette, LA is located in the center of Lafayette Parish at the intersection of I-10 and I-49 between New Orleans and Houston and only 35 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico. The eight parishes that comprise the area are Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion. Acadiana is made up of 22 South Louisiana parishes that extend from south of Alexandria in the center of the state, to Lake Charles on the west, south of New Orleans on the east, and to the Gulf of Mexico in the south.

Plan Your Escape

Lafayette, LA is at the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun & Creole Country, an area known as the ‘Happiest City in America’ and it’s no mystery. Whether your passion is for our rich cultural history, the bustling culinary scene or distinctive blend of Cajun and Zydeco music, you can be sure you will leave beaming from ear to ear. Plan your escape to the Happiest City in America.

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