Cities all over America have begun throwing Friday afternoon "Street parties" in recent years.  Lafayette, Louisiana has been doing this for 30 years!

The spring 2013 season is just around the corner, and the lineup is exceptional! On the other hand, we in Acadiana have come to regard that as the norm.

Things get underway Friday, March 8th, with the world's only all- female brass band, The Original Pintettes. The lineup also includes recent Grammy winners, The Band Courtbillion, featuring Wayne Toups, Steve Riley, and Wilson Savoy. Longtime favorites Cowboy mouth make a return visit. The Mercy Brothers got rained out last fall. They'll be back.

Here's the complete schedule:

March 8         The Original Pintettes (The World’s Only All-Female Brass Band – Parc International)

March 15        Corey Ledet & his Zydeco Band (Zydeco – Parc International)

March 22        Creole String Beans (Swamp Pop & New Orleans Classics – Parc Sans Souci)

March 29        Good  Firday – No DTA!

April 5            Cowboy Mouth (Rock Variety- Parc International)

April 12           Dege Legg and Black Bayou Construckt  (Psyouthern Rock& Blues – Parc Sans Souci)

April 19           Band Courtbouillon featuring Wayne Toups, Steve Riley and Wilson Savoy  (Cajun – Parc International)

April 26           Festival International de Louisiane – No DTA!

May 3              Rue Boogaloo (Funky Blues – Parc Sans Souci)

May 10             Louisiana Red  (Crowd Favorites – Parc Sans Souci)

May 17             Mercy Brothers (Rockabilly Gospel – Parc Sans Souci)

May 24             Sassafras Jubilee (Zydeco – Parc Sans Souci)

May 31             Generationals & LillyBrave (Indie Rock – Parc Sans Souci)

DTA! is presented by Downtown Lafayette Unlimited. This season's sponsors are Cox Communications, Lafayette Coca-Cola, Hampton Toyota and Super 1 Foods.

Concessions open at 5:30. Music starts at 6:00. Admission is free, and all ages are welcome.