The Horse Farm on Johnston Street in Lafayette will host a new weekly summer concert series, kicking off May 27 with American soul and rock ’n’ roll sounds of the Suffers.
The free shows will continue every Wednesday this summer at 6:30 p.m., following the midweek farmers market.
The series wraps up on July 29 with singer and pianist Marcia Ball.
“It’s a really exciting lineup,” said Rebekke Miller, who organized the concerts. “We’ve got people playing that haven’t played in Lafayette before or haven’t played in Lafayette in years. George Porter Jr. is going to be an excellent show. Chris Thomas King is going to be exciting; he’s a Grammy winner and did music for ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ ”
Other performers include Bonerama, the Pine Leaf Boys, Rex Moroux, Brass Bed and Geno Delafose.
The free concert series is funded in part by a $25,000 grant from Levitt Pavilions, a nonprofit group that funds free, live music events.
The Lafayette Public Trust Financing Authority provided a matching grant of $25,000.
Lafayette was one of 10 cities to win funding from Levitt for the free concert series this year, joining Cleveland, Mississippi; Middlesboro, Kentucky; Sheboygan, Wisconsin; Denison, Texas; Anchorage, Alaska; Trenton, New Jersey; Bellingham, Washington; Charlottesville, Virginia; and Frederick, Maryland.
No outside food or drinks will be permitted in the park for the concerts.
Drinks will be available for purchase, and food trucks will be on-site.