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Acadiana Center for the Arts Releases Season 6 Lineup

Oct 03, 2016 03:39PM ● By Press Release

Nestled in the heart of downtown Lafayette, Louisiana, Acadiana Center for the Arts (AcA) is a vessel of creativity and culture in Acadiana. Consistently connecting education, community outreach, visual arts, and awe-inspiring performances, AcA will continue its mission of fostering art and culture through their sixth season. 

Throughout 2016-2017’s season, Acadiana can expect All-Star performers Bruce Hornsby, Charles Bradley, Tommy Emmanuel, Big Bad Voo Doo Daddy, Solas, and Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn. AcA’s hallmark Louisiana Crossroads Series kicks off in November with Jerry Douglas Band and Acadiana Friends. Crossroads performances to follow include a Cajun & Creole Christmas Special, a recreation of famed music film The Last Waltz, Sonny Landreth & Friends, singer-songwriter Dylan LeBlanc, ‘Queen of Blues’ Shemekia Copeland, and more.

AcA also hosts an ever-popular jazz series that will feature Pedrito Martinez, Donny McCaslin (the band on David Bowie’s last album, Black Star), The Bad Plus, and ‘the greatest voice in jazz,’ Dianne Reeves. Music lovers can expect Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Keen to return to the Heymann Center on November 5th for the Fall Gala and a new SRO, or Standing Room Only Series. The new, innovative series will host popular artists in an intimate standing room setting with a seated balcony, and will host Jason Isbell this December and Southern Soul Assembly’s Marc Broussard, Anders Osborne, Luther Dickinson and JJ Grey in March.

Highlights in dance and theater include Jessica Lang Dance, one of the finest modern companies in the world, an old-time live radio broadcast of “It’s a Wonderful Life” as a Christmas special, and a Runaway Dish fundraising event created in conjunction with Clare Cook Dance Theater.

Season 6 has something for everyone to enjoy. From more visual arts exhibitions, professional development workshops, and the Student Arts Expo to all of the incredible performances, patrons won’t be disappointed in the culture being fostered throughout Acadiana.

For more information and the full line-up of Season 6, visit