Lafayette,LA–In the interest of public safety and accordance with governmental guidelines, the organizers of Downtown Alive!
announce they are once again going virtual for the Fall 2020 season. The 37th season of Downtown Alive! is presented by Evangeline
Maid and will be streamed online from Rock'n'Bowl® de Lafayette in the heart of Downtown Lafayette. DTA! will take place on Friday
nights, with streaming beginning at 6pm. Viewers can watch the virtual live performances by tuning in tothe Downtown Alive facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/downtownlafayette. The season will kick off on Friday, September 18th, featuring Curley
Taylor and Zydeco Trouble’s bluesy zydeco blend. Other notable performances include the funky soul stylings of DG & The Freetown
Sound; a second helping of Zydeco courtesy of Rusty Metoyer and the Zydeco Krush; a dash of down-home Cajun from the Daiquiri
Queens; and a season wrap-up with a Who's Who of Acadiana musicians with the Blue Monday Allstars.
Downtown Alive! has provided family-friendly entertainment, along with a dash of culture, for nearly 40 years. Although 2020’s
Spring and Fall seasons look different than those in the past, organizers are looking on the bright side of things and keeping the
music alive. “This Fall season is special to us because it gives Downtown Lafayette an opportunity to support local musicians who
have been unable to perform as they usually would as of late,” said Anita Begnaud, CEO of Downtown Development Authority and
Downtown Lafayette Unlimited, the non-profit organization that produces DTA! She continued, “Downtown Alive! is thrilled to partner
with a Downtown business, Rock'n'Bowl® de Lafayette. They have made investments in production equipment and developed expertise in streaming that will allow us to take the success of our Spring "House Sessions" to another level. We will have the ability to stream across multiple pages to allow a wider audience to view the range of talent we have secured and enjoy the magic of DTA! from home". Downtown Alive! would not be possible without the support of its sponsors, especially Fall 2020 presenting sponsor
Evangeline Maid, and venue host Rock'n'Bowl® de Lafayette. Companies and organizations like Lafayette Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Smokefree Music Cities, LUS Fiber, M.I. Brary, Victor Ashy, CGI, Professional Outsource Services, Lowry’s Printing, Element, Potty Girl, Townsquare Media, Delta Media, and Festival International de Louisiana have also come together to produce this season of Downtown Alive! "After 100 years of serving Acadiana, Evangeline Maid understands what it means to be flexible with the times," said John Steed, Senior VP of Flowers Food. "We are proud to support Downtown Alive as they provide much-needed support to the musician community and entertainment for everyone in the region. So tune in and enjoy your favorite Evangeline Maid recipes, and don't be afraid to turn your living room into a dancefloor!" “Our community has been through a lot over the last number of months, and it reminds us of the difficult times Lafayette was originally going through when DTA! originally started in the ’80s,” said Begnaud. “We hope now, as it was then, DTA! is a bright spot in people’s lives and serves as a reminder of the uniqueness of our community’s culture. We look forward to seeing you all on our Facebook page on Friday nights this Fall!” You can see the full lineup and plan your virtual viewing parties every Friday, except for the week of Festival Acadien, when we encourage the community to support the festival by tuning in to their amazing lineup of music.