One of my favorite live music venues in all of the region is the James Devin Moncus Theater at Acadiana Center for the Arts in downtown Lafayette.

I just might be spending a good bit of time there over the next few months as the 2017-18 schedule has been announced.

There are definitely some must-see country, roots and Americana shows. I've listed a few of my highlights below.

Oct. 20 - Rhonda Vincent & the Rage
Dec. 7 & 8 - Asleep at the Wheel "Merry Texas Christmas Y'all"
Jan. 11 & 12 - John Hiatt, Sonny Landreth, Dave Ranson & Kenneth Blevins
Jan. 19 & 20 - The Mavericks
Jan. 29 - Lucinda Williams

There are several other shows booked at AcA and you can check out the complete list by visiting their calendar here.