To ensure the safety of the community, Downtown Lafayette Unlimited is thrilled to announce it will host the 38th season of Downtown Alive! virtually. This 3-part series will begin in March and take place on the third Friday of each month. Inspired by NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts, each DTA! show will highlight Downtown venues and homegrown artists while providing an intimate opportunity to celebrate live, local music. Each show will be streamed online from the DTA! Facebook page, with concerts beginning at 6 pm. Viewers can also catch an official DTA! watch party at participating Downtown Lafayette locations.
Lafayette’s own Cupid, who shuffled his way into the hearts of millions with the up-tempo party song “Cupid Shuffle,” will kick off the Spring 2021 DTA! season on March 19. While his music has filled many a wedding reception and cruise ship onboarding, new singles like “Crawfish” and “Flex” have solidified Cupid as a household name. With a full discography that’s a melting pot of bluesy soul, gospel, rock, and hip-hop, Cupid has a portfolio that impresses and is sure to get viewers on their feet.
St. Martin Parish is well represented in the second DTA! show on Friday, April 16 with Grammy-nominated artist Sweet Cecilia. The Americana trio dazzles audiences with rock, folk, and Cajun-influenced songs while never running short on tales or charm. It’s truly never a dull moment with this all-female family affair, composed of sisters Laura Berard Huval, Maegen Berard Rankin, and cousin Callie Guidry.
Abbeville meets Erath in the dynamic duo of Eric Adcock & Michael Juan Nunez for the final Spring DTA! Show on Friday, May 21. Adcock is a Louisiana Roots / Rhythm & Blues pianist and songwriter who funnels inspiration he receives from living in South Louisiana into his songwriting and performances. Nunez, a singer-guitarist-songwriter is known for music that taps into the heart of American southern culture. The two have been friends and musical collaborators for decades — consider this show Vermilion Parish’s own “Storytellers” episode.