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 (Black's, 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.


Bayou Round Up attendees can pick up their registration packets in Parc Sans Souci in downtown Lafayette.  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 vintage rides all around the park - kick off your big weekend right!

hot rod parking around Parc Sans Souci

hot rod parking around Parc Sans Souci

featuring The Blasters and CC Adcock + Lafayette marquis - 6-8pm

Legendary Rock & Roll band The Blasters with Phil Alvin will be performing onstage at Downtown Alive! a free concert series held at Parc Sans Souci in downtown Lafayette.  Opening up for The Blasters is Lafayette's own CC Adcock + The Lafayette Marquis

The Blasters

The Blasters

CC Adcock + The Lafayette Marquis

CC Adcock + The Lafayette Marquis

Mike Flanigin and Jimmie Vaughan

Mike Flanigin and Jimmie Vaughan

Special Aftershow with Jimmie Vaughan & Mike Flanigin Trio!

After Downtown Alive is done, 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. Come witness this rare show! MJ Nunez opens the show.

$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.

For other Live Music Best Bets this weekend - check out CC C'est What?!

Saturday, OCTOBER 8th

Blackham Coliseum - (2330 Johnston St.)

  • $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.





spinning nuthin' but the bestest Swamp Pop vinyl between acts.


Wifee and the huzz band

11:15am-12:30pm - Vocalists Ruby James and Stephen Cooper front this ten piece powerhouse of Rock, Jazz, Americana, R&B, Rockabilly, and Soul.


Quintron & miss pussycat

1pm-2:15pm - Lo-fi analog swamp tech. With grooves and tunes that make Quintron and Miss Pussycat the 21st century successors to Louis Armstrong, Lee Dorsey, Lil' Wayne and the whole Louisiana songbook.



2:45pm-4pm - Rock & Roll, Rythym & Blues, with the incredible vocals of Vicky Tafoya and her jumpin' Big Beat band.

4pm - Presentation of Car Show Picks and Thank You's



4:30-6pm - Texas Blues Guitar legend Jimmie Vaughan with Lou Ann Barton and special guests return to Lafayette for the Bayou Round Up!

After the show! - Saturday Drive-In

A special screening of American Graffiti will be shown at 7:30pm at Moncus Park at the Horse Farm Park (2901 Johnston St) just down the street from Blackham Coliseum.

The drive-in movie experience will be authentic, complete with jumbo screen and tune-in car radio audio (as well as outdoor loudspeakers). DJ's will spin music from the soundtrack beforehand and plenty of food and drink options will be on-hand for purchase. Plan for “dinner & a movie” after a day out at Blackham. Discount admission for Bayou Round Up cars.

Registered Bayou Round Up attendees will be just $10 per car 
(Regular admission $20/car)


Sunday, OCTOBER 9th

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.