Lafayette has been known to throw a good concert or two in its day. Downtown Alive! is proof positive of that. 

The free concert series is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, and the spring schedule features Cajun, country, zydeco, soul and rock ’n' roll bands.

Concerts start at 5:30 p.m. Fridays at stages around the downtown area. Performances are scheduled through May 25, excluding March 30, April 27 and May 4 dates. Check out the full schedule: 

March 16: Jaryd Lane at Parc Sans Souci 

March 23: Rockin' Dopsie Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters and a special Remembering David Egan concert at Parc Sans Souci 

April 6: Connie G and Creole Soul at Parc International 

April 13: All-star tribute to Tom Petty featuring The Viatones at Parc Sans Souci 

April 20: Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band at Parc International 

May 11: Marcia Ball with special guests Roddie Romero and Yvette Landry at Parc International 

May 18: Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys at Parc International 

May 25: Dylan LeBlanc and The Pollies with Jourdan Thibodeaux et Les Rôdailleurs street party. Location to be determined.