FRIDAY, OctoBER 18TH
10am - Starting at the Hilton Garden Inn Cajundome (2350 W Congress St. ) Join us for the Bayou Teche Ridge Ride - a scenic cruise we put together along the Bayou Teche waterway with stops in Lake Martin, Breaux Bridge, Bayou Teche Brewery in Arnaudville and Sunset to enjoy the local scenery along back roads with some great stops for photos and food & drink before heading back to downtown Lafayette for registration packet pickup and special reserved parking around Parc Sans Souci for the Downtown Alive! show that evening.
REGISTRATION PICKUP 4-6PM
Bayou Round Up attendees can pick up their registration packets or register in person in Parc Sans Souci in downtown Lafayette, just look for the big Bayou Round Up banner. Grab your packets with everything you'll need for the show Saturday, and hang out for the big Downtown Alive show onstage at the park!
Special reserved parking is available for your registered vintage rides all around the park - kick off your big weekend right!
featuring Radio Zydeco +
The South Austin Moonlighters - 6-8pm
Downtown Alive! is a free concert series held at Parc Sans Souci in downtown Lafayette.
Saturday, OctoBER 19th
the main evenT! car show, live music all day, food & drinks, vendors & swap meet
Blackham Coliseum - (2330 Johnston St.)
GATES OPEN 10AM-6PM.
$10 general admission wristbands are on sale to the public
Kids under 12 are FREE. General Admission parking is FREE.
UL Lafayette students just $5 with valid student ID.
The car show kicks off at Blackham Coliseum! Hundreds of vintage hot rods and custom cars from across the country will be parked all over the coliseum grounds - a select few special feature cars will also be displayed inside on the floor of the coliseum. The Bayou Round Up swap meet begins in the metal barns behind the coliseum and vending areas are open indoors and outside. Great local food and drinks are available and live music will be going onstage all day right in the middle of the action.
MUSIC ONSTAGE SATURDAY
Noon - 1:15pm
Lafayette’s own New Natives Brass Band is quickly on its way to becoming one of Louisiana's leading brass ensembles of its kind. Taking traditional New Orleans style brass band tunes, Jazz standards, and pop tunes, they bring that good time energy to the party.
"Who dat got that fiya, yall? NEW NATIVES GOT THAT FIYA!"
1:45pm - 3pm
Like the soundtrack to a movie that doesn’t yet exist, Rod Melancon’s music mixes cinematic details and electric guitars into its own version of greasy, gothic Americana. Imagine Nick Cave meets John Cougar where the prairies meet the marsh. Vermillion Parish (Gueydan) native Melancon takes us deep into the swamps of South Louisiana, where there are stories found in the bayous and small towns along the parish lines and the borders that dwell within the native sons of this often, unseen heartland.
3:30pm - Presentation of Car Show Picks and Thank You's
An all-star Tribute to Lafayette’s own guitar king Paul “Lil' Buck" Sinegal
4 - 6pm
Featuring performances by:
Sir Reginald Dural
Rockin' Dopsie Jr.
Corey “Lil' Pop” Ledet
Lil’ Bobby Broussard
Lee Allen Zeno
and surprise guests!
Paul "Lil' Buck" Sinegal performed in some form or fashion at every at Bayou Round Up since the beginning. Just as he was within the local music and cultural scene, "Buckaroo" was a beloved and integral part of our BRU family.
We were deeply saddened by his passing earlier this summer and felt it important to put on a special musical event that could properly pay tribute to him at this year's show. We've assembled the very best regional blues guitarists, zydeco and soul musicians, all of whom were proteges and lifelong collaborators from within Lil' Buck's inner circle. Everyone will be playing from their hearts to celebrate a legend who's inimitable style could have only been born out of Lafayette and the creole heritage that produced both his thick French accent and lighthearted, kind personality - and that similar combination of stinging and slurred phrasing guitar licks that defined his distinctive musical voice.
His longtime musical sweetheart and “Gulf Coast Empress” Ms. Barbara Lynn (”If You Lose Me - You'll Lose A Good Thing”) will be featured along with the “King of Slydeco” and fellow Clifton Chenier band alumni Sonny Landreth. Buck-a-Roux II (an encore of a tribute in Austin, TX) will be co-hosted and musically directed by Lil’ Buck's longtime bandmates and “musical sons” CC Adcock and Sir Reginald Dural. Our Bayou Round Up stage at Blackham Coliseum will be set for fireworks from the very best of Lil’ Buck's friends, family and contemporaries to serve up a whole mess of soul-stirring blues and boogie as a final send-off for one of the greatest, world-class and stylistically unique artists that this region has ever produced.
Sunday, OCTOBER 20th
The show is over out at Blackham Coliseum
THE SUNDAY CRUISE TO pat's fisherman's wharf
Take a cruise starting at 11am at the Hilton Garden Inn Lafayette-Cajundome (2350 W Congress Street) and making its way up a scenic drive up to Pat's Fisherman's Wharf (1008 Henderson Levee Rd. Breaux Bridge, LA) historic dancehall and restaurant on the bayou.