Lafayette Weekly

A weekly curated playlist by local musician Philippe Billeaudeaux featuring music by Lafayette, LA musicians with a weekly rundown of live music happening in and around the area. Tune in each week here or follow us on Spotify for your weekly dose of the sounds of Lafayette.

The Cajun music community lost one of its most extraordinary talents over the weekend with the passing of fiddler Courtney Granger. Hundreds of fellow musicians, family, friends, and fans paid tribute to the late singer on social media after the news quickly spread on Saturday. The Eunice, Louisiana native was only 39 years old.

A long-time member of the Pine Leaf Boys, Granger was known for his soulful singing and tasteful fiddling. Granger was a part of a large musical family member and carried on the tradition of his great-uncles, the Balfa Brothers, with his cousin Christine Balfa and their group Balfa Toujours. The late fiddler was also widely admired for his heartfelt performances and vocal abilities in the country music world.

The untimely passing of Granger marks the third death of a highly praised Acadiana area singer in the past few weeks. Bilingual blues legend Carol Fran and swamp pop pioneer Warren Storm were laid to rest earlier this month. All three leave behind a remarkable legacy that will be heard and celebrated for generations to come. 

Music from these three legendary vocalists will be featured in this edition of Lafayette Weekly. You’ll hear Granger on the titled track of his 2016 country album Beneath Still Waters, with the Pine Leaf Boys on “Blues de Cajun” and “Allons au Bal de Balfa” from his solo debut. Classic Warren Storm recordings with the Lil Band O Gold and the Sir Douglas Quintet are included, alongside several tracks from Creole blues great Carol Fran. Also in the mix are songs from each artist listed in this week’s schedule. 

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Live Music In Lafayette this Week

If you're looking to catch some live music in the Hub City, you're in the right place. We'll give you a weekly rundown of live music taking place each week in the Happiest City in America.

Wednesday, September 22
Hunter DeBlanc's Janky Piano Show at 9:00 pm
Grouse Room

Chubby Carrier Zydeco Trio with special guest chef Jamie Bergeron at 7:00 pm
My Place Bar and Grill

Cajun Jam at 7:00 pm
Blue Moon Saloon

Thursday, September 23
Ryan Foret & Foret Tradition at 7:30 pm
Rock n' Bowl

Kelli Jones and Joel Savoy at 8:00 pm
The Hideaway

Tennessee Dixon at 8:00 pm
Blue Moon Saloon

TOLA/ Jay Da Wizard/ Justin Doan at 7:00 pm
Freetown Boom Boom Room

Friday, September 24
Mid City Maven at 8:00 pm
Hideaway on Lee

Beaucoup Boogie at 9:00 pm
Grouse Room

Three AM Live at 8:00 pm
Wurst Biergarten

Agave/Bertrand/Trio at 6:30 pm
Agave Mexican Grill and Cantina (Bertrand)

Stone Soul Revival at 9:00 pm
Blue Moon Saloon

Lagniappe at 6:30 pm
Agave Mexican Grill and Cantina (Downtown)

Dustin Sonnier and the Wanted at 9:00 pm
Rock n' Bowl

The Cast at 9:00 pm
My Place Bar & Grill

Lagniappe at 6:30 pm
Agave Mexican Grill and Cantina (Downtown)

Amy & Kyle at 6:00 pm
Acadiana Bar and Grill Youngsville

Saturday, September 25
Lane Mack / DG & Freetown Sound at 8:00 pm
Hideaway on Lee

Shotgun Lillie at 9:00 pm
Grouse Room

Big Void w/ OTC & Night Revival at 8:00 pm
Freetown Boom Boom Room

Gritz & Gravy at 6:30 pm
Agave Mexican Grill and Cantina (Downtown)

New Natives Brass Band at 9:00 pm
Blue Moon Saloon

Nik-L Beer at 9:00 pm
Rock n' Bowl

The Troubadours - Jon & Nicole Marie at 7:00 pm
My Place Bar & Grill

Sunday, September 26
Mme Zin Zin Album Release at 8:00 pm
Hideaway on Lee

The Bucks at 6:00 pm
Warehouse 535

Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie at 5:00 pm
Rock n' Bowl

Wednesday, September 29
Hunter DeBlanc's Janky Piano Show at 9:00 pm
Grouse Room

Heart & Soul at 7:00 pm
My Place Bar & Grill

Thursday, September 30
Keith Blair Band at 9:00 pm
Grouse Room

Horace Trahan & Ossun Express at 7:30 pm
Rock n' Bowl

Abi Claire at 8:00 pm
Blue Moon Saloon

Friday, October 1
The Good Dudes at 9:00 pm
Grouse Room

Wayne Toups plus DG & the Freetown Sound at 9:00 pm
Rock n' Bowl

Julian Primeaux at 8:00 pm
Hideaway on Lee

Saturday, October 2
Contraflow at 9:00 pm
Grouse Room

Mothership: A tribute to Led Zeppelin at 9:00 pm
Rock n' Bowl

Sugar Jam Featuring Clay Cormier & The Highway Boys at 6:00 pm
Sugar Mill Pond

Cedric Watson at 8:00 pm
Hideaway on Lee

Sunday, October 3
Amelia Biere w/ "The Linda's" at 7:00 pm
Hideaway on Lee

Tuesday, October 5
The Allman Betts Band at 5:00 pm
Acadiana Center for the Arts

Wednesday, October 6
Hunter DeBlanc's Janky Piano Show at 9:00 pm
Grouse Room

Thursday, October 7 
Drood + The Posts at 9:00 pm
Grouse Room

Friday, October 8
The Daiquiri Queens at 8:00 pm
Hideaway on Lee

Britney Spears vs. Justin Timberlake Throwback Night at 9:00 pm
Rock n' Bowl 

Radiant Knife/Temptress/Monte Luna/Ole English at 9:00 pm
Freetown Boom Boom Room

Autobahn Radio at 9:00 pm
Grouse Room

Track 2: Untitled at 7:00 pm
Acadiana Center for the Arts 

Saturday, October 9
Pine Leaf Boys at 8:00 pm
Hideaway on Lee

Julian Primeaux at 9:00 pm
Grouse Room

Sunday, October 10
BeauSoleil Avec Michael Doucet at 7:00 pm
Hideaway on Lee

Wednesday, October 13
Hunter DeBlanc's Janky Piano Show at 9:00 pm
Grouse Room

Thursday, October 14
Keith Blair Band at 9:00 pm
Grouse Room

T'Monde at 7:00 pm
Hideaway on Lee

Friday, October 15
LVVRS + The Debtors at 8:00 pm
Rock n' Bowl

Lafayette Rhythm Devils at 8:00 pm
Hideaway on Lee

Rouge Krewe at 9:00 pm
Grouse Room

Saturday, October 16
GTO Party Band at 9:00 pm
Grouse Room

Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears at 9:00 pm
Blue Moon Saloon

Sunday, October 17
Dylan Aucoin & The Judice Ramblers at 7:00 pm
Hideaway on Lee

Wednesday, October 20
Hunter DeBlanc's Janky Piano Show at 9:00 pm
Grouse Room

Thursday, October 21
Karma & The KillJoys at 9:00 pm
Grouse Room

Cajun Accordion Summit at 7:00 pm
Hideaway on Lee

Friday, October 22
Flow Tribe at 9:00 pm
Grouse Room

Johnny Nicholas w/ Tif Lamson & Joel Savoy at 8:00 pm
Hideaway on Lee

Saturday, October 23
Tribute Band Series to Michael Jackson Experience at 9:00 pm
Grouse Room

Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys at 8:00 pm
Hideaway on Lee

Scott Biram - The Dirty Old One Man Band at 9:00 pm
Blue Moon Saloon

Wednesday, October 27
Hunter DeBlanc's Janky piano Show at 9:00 pm
Grouse Room

Thursday, October 28
Groove Grove at 9:00 pm
Grouse Room

Saturday, October 30
LA ROXX Halloween Bash at 9:00 pm
Grouse Room

Friday, November 5
Louisiana LeRoux at 9:00 pm
Rock n' Bowl

Magnolia Sisters at 8:00 pm
Hideaway on Lee

Saturday, November 6
Temples of the Syrinx: A Tribute to Rush
Grouse Room

Amis Du Teche at 8:00 pm
Hideaway on Lee

Sunday, November 7
Savoy Family Cajun Band at 7:00 pm
Hideaway on Lee

Friday, November 12
The Molly Ringwalds at 9:30 pm
Rock n' Bowl

Saturday, November 13
Krossfyre at 9:00 pm
Grouse Room

Friday, November 19
Cracker Jackson at 9:00 pm
Grouse Room

Saturday, November 20
Tribute Band Series to Led Zeppelin Experience at 9:00 pm
Grouse Room

The Magnalites at 7:00 pm
Hideaway on Lee

Saturday, December 11
Tribute Band Series to Heart at 9:00 pm
Grouse Room

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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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