Festival International partners with Downtown Lafayette Unlimited to organize Downtown Alive’s Fall season

News from Festival International
Festival International de Louisiane
315 Lee Ave.
Lafayette, La 70501
337.232.8086/ Fax 337.233.7536

August 25, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: April Courville, Marketing Director april@festivalinternational.org

Festival International and Downtown Lafayette Unlimited Collaborate for Fall & Spring DTA! Season

Downtown Lafayette Unlimited and Festival International de Louisiane are excited to announce a collaboration for the fall 2017 Downtown Alive! Season. The two organizations have agreed to pool together resources to execute a more polished Downton Alive! Experience for patrons.

“With DTA!’s Spring and Fall season-long presence, and Festival’s demonstrated talent to deliver a large, world-class music event in the Spring, putting these two efforts together seems like a natural fit,” says DDA and Downtown Lafayette Unlimited CEO Geoff Dyer. “Both of these events were born out of a shared desire to promote our musical culture within the backdrop of Lafayette’s Downtown. We are excited that Festival International is open to lending us the talent and skills of their team to help deliver an even better DTA!.”

Festival International understands the importance of community support and was open to the opportunity. “With limited resources all around, we are happy to collaborate and pool our talents together. It can only strengthen each organization,” says Scott Feehan, Executive Director for Festival International. “We look forward to exploring future growth with DLU.”

The Festival International staff will assist with logistics, organization, promotion, and execution of the ten DTA! Events scheduled for the fall and will be considered an in-kind sponsor for the DTA! Fall Season.

About Festival International de Louisiane
Festival International de Louisiane is a non-profit organization that produces the largest International music and arts festival in the United States with a special emphasis on the connection between Acadiana and the Francophone world and an estimated economic impact of 49 million annually. With over 300,000 festival goers every year, the annual festival features musical performances by artists from over 20 countries along with workshops, exhibits, visual art, theater and other forms of performance arts. The 5-day festival is held in April transforming downtown Lafayette, Louisiana into an entertainment mecca. Celebrate 31 years of Festival International de Louisiane, April 26-30, 2017!

Festival International de Louisiane
315 Lee Ave.
Lafayette, LA 70501
337-232-8086
www.festivalinternatinal.org
April 26-30, 2017

About Downtown Lafayette Unlimited
As a reminder – DTA! is funded through drink sales, so please leave your ice chests at home. Smoking and pets are not allowed to encourage a safe and family-friendly event for all.

Urban Leader sponsors, Lafayette Coca-Cola, LUS Fiber, Festival International, Potty Girl and Uber. DTA! features performances by Grammy Award™ winners, renowned, and up and coming musicians representing a variety of genres: Brass, Zydeco, Swamp Pop, Bluegrass, Cajun, Blues, Soul, Indie Rock and more.

For more information, visit http://www.downtownlafayette.org. Downtown Alive! is produced by Downtown Lafayette in cooperation with Lafayette Consolidated Government.

Contact:
337-291-5566
dta@downtownlafayette.org

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