FRIDAY, septemBER 29TH
TABASCO day CRUISE
8:30am - Meet at the Hilton Garden Inn parking lot (2350 W Congress St) for a scenic cruise down to Avery Island (30 mins south) for a special tour of the TABASCO factory and drive through the enchanting Jungle Gardens. Take a self guided tour to learn the history and and see how this world famous pepper sauce is made.
Then we'll take the back roads over to nearby Abbeville for lunch at the town's famous oyster bars/seafood restaurants (Dupuy's and Shuck's), 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 4-8PM
Bayou Round Up attendees can pick up their registration packets 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!
Registered attendees - special reserved parking is available for your vintage rides all around the park!
featuring king james & the special men - 6-8pm
Join us for some funky good-time party-flavored New Orleans R&B with King James & the Special Men performing onstage at Downtown Alive! a free concert series held at Parc Sans Souci in downtown Lafayette.
King James & the Special Men are like an Olds 88 with a new big-block and a full tank of gas. Hailing from New Orleans, Louisiana, their music is unadulterated Rock and Roll, plain and simple. Like Professor Longhair, Little Richard, Guitar Slim, and the Stooges, King James & the Special Men like it raw, frenetic, and dangerous. Like Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino and the Ramones, they like simple, good songs that are easy to dance to.
Special Aftershow with
The Mike Flanigin B-3 Organ Trio featuring Jimmie Vaughan & George "Big Beat" RaiNS
After Downtown Alive, Hammond B3 organ master Mike Flanigin brings his Jazz Trio with Jimmie Vaughan on guitar for a “secret” show in downtown Lafayette at Antlers (555 Jefferson St, just off of Parc San Souci). Antlers is a legendary Lafayette music venue/eatery dating back to the 1920's.
$10 cover at the door, $5 with Bayou Round Up wristband
NOTE: If you leave your cars parked downtown during the aftershow, please move your car to the top floor of the parking garage next to Parc Sans Souci, or make sure you are parked in a legal spot since the street barricades will removed after the Downtown Alive! concert.
Saturday, SeptemBER 30th
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
Curley Taylor and his band Zydeco Trouble hail from the heart of Creole country in Louisiana. Curley's soulful, bluesy vocals and the band's hard driving zydeco beat keeps everyone dancing.
3:45pm - Presentation of Car Show Picks and Thank You's
Texas meets Louisiana for an All Star Jukebox Review:
Mystic Knights Of The Sea
featuring Charlie Sexton, Denny Freeman, Mike Buck, Speedy Sparks & John X Reed
with special guests
Lil' Buck Sinegal, Tommy McLain, Pat Breaux & CC Adcock from Lil' Band O' Gold!
The Mystic Knights of the Sea is made up of some of the founding fathers of the Austin sound - rock & roll and R&B all stars who mix together sonic influences from Little Richard to Roky Erickson to Doug Sahm. Add to that some of the best Louisiana swamp pop superstars from Lil' Band O' Gold playing roadhouse boogie and Cajun rock and you get a really special, never before seen combination of some legendary musicians onstage that you won’t want to miss!
Sunday, OCTOBER 1st
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.