Tonight at Cajun Field kicks of five nights (and days) of great live music, carnival rides, games, parades and more. It's Le Festival de Mardi Gras a Lafayette -- the Hub City's premier Mardi Gras celebration.

We invite you to kick of the Festival with 97.3 The Dawg night as we welcome Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie and Frank Foster to the My Rouses Soundstage.

Here's the complete schedule for this evening:

5pm-11pm: Louisiana Lottery Midway (pay $25 and ride all you want)
6:30pm-9:00pm: Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie
9:30pm-11:30pm: Frank Foster

Kick-Off Parade starts 6:30pm in downtown Lafayette so around the time Geno is finished, it should be rolling through Cajun Field.

Remember that admission is free and parking is $10.