Having become something like a running joke on a Scooby Doo episode, the last few times Lafayette cover band favorite Nik-L-Beer was scheduled to perform, weather prevented it, much to the consternation of Downtown Development Authority who puts on the weekly concerts. Today's weather bodes well for tonight. If not, wait for someone from Downtown Development to shake a fist at the sky and say, "And we would have gotten away with it, too, if it handn't been for you meddling weather!"
The longstanding band performs at 6 p.m. tonight at Parc International; gates open at 5:30.
Nik-L-Beer has been around since 1978. The band's popularity has grown to include Caribbean cruises where the band performs daily. The songs they perform run the gamut from zydeco to classic rock and everything in between.
Downtown Alive is a non-smoking event. You are also asked to leave pets at home. Especially if your dog smokes, but that would just be weird, anyway.
The next Downtown Alive is May 4. Gregg Martinez and the Delta Kings will perform at Parc Sans Souci.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to offer shares of its stock to the public for the first time.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.