Honorfest 2016, Acadiana's Veterans Day celebration, is going down tonight at Parc International in downtown Lafayette and we cannot wait!

This will be a truly memorable night of great live music, patriotism, good fellowship and more.

We've been getting a few questions about the show so we wanted to give you a handy-dandy guide to all that is going on.


LOCATION: Parc International at 200 Garfield Street in downtown Lafayette

TIME: Gates will open at 5pm and program starts at 6pm. Opening program will contain presentation of color guard, national anthem, prayer, guest speakers and more.

MUSIC LINEUP: Kip Sonnier & Friends kick things off at 6:30pm. This supergroup features nearly all of the original members of Bayou (Trace Adkins' first band based out of Lafayette) -- Kip, Steve Grisaffe, and Eddie Bodin. There's rumblings there may be a special guest! Trace Adkins will hit the stage around 8:30pm and play until about 10pm.

TICKETS: $25 in advance; $30 day of show. Kids 10 and under are free. You can purchase now online at EventBrite.com (click that link) and at all Acadiana area Shop Rite locations. Plus, Veterans can get discounted $15 tickets at American Legion Post 69 on Surrey St Friday from 10am to 3pm.

PARKING: While there is no parking available at the venue itself, there are plenty of parking lots and a parking tower nearby for concert goers to park. We highly suggest the Parking Garage at 121 E. Vermilion St. Across the street from Parc International on Polk St, there will be a parking lot for Veterans with DAV tags. That parking will be free for those Veterans.

FOOD and DRINKS: There will be plenty of food and drinks available for purchase throughout the park. Texas Roadhouse will have pulled pork sandwiches for sale and free peanuts. The Jambalaya Shoppe will be selling bowls of jambalaya. And Piece of Cake will be on hand to cater your sweet tooth.

SEATING: As you know, Parc International does not have seating. However, there will be an enclosed section reserved for chairs (basically, no standing). You can either bring your own chair or rent one. American Legion Post 69 will have those to rent with proceeds heading back their way.

EXTRAS: Make sure to stop by the photo booth and take your free pictures courtesy of Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation, The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture. And Galloway Jefcoat will be passing out free Dawg Tags to the first 500 Veterans through the gate and coozies to the first 1000 overall patrons in the park.

AFTER PARTY: It's a Friday night so the official After-Party is right across the way at Marley's and Legends Downtown.

CHARITY: A portion of the proceeds will go the good folks at American Legion Post 69 in Lafayette to help with all their great Veterans programs and help them further assist those Veterans in need.

QUESTIONS: Should you have any questions about Honorfest, feel free to contact Townsquare Media in Lafayette by calling (337) 233-6000.

The following businesses are proud supporters of Honorfest 2016: Super Chevy Dealers of Acadiana, Shiner Bock and Shiner Light Blonde Beer, Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation - The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture, Shop Rite, Galloway Jefcoat, Legends Downtown and Marley's.

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