Horace Trahan & The Ossun Express headlines Friday’s Downtown Alive at Parc International Friday. One of the most popular zydeco (with hints of Cajun) bands in Acadiana, Trahan and company will start cranking out the grooves at 6 p.m. Concession sales begin a half hour earlier.
Downtown Alive is a free concert series and concession sales help keep it that way so please leave the ice chests (and pets) at home. The music wraps up at 8:30 p.m. Concerts alternate between Parc International and Parc Sans Souci.
Future DTA concerts are Soul Track Mind (Sept. 21), Mercy Brothers (Sept. 28), 5th Avenue (Oct. 5), Mamou/Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys (for a special Festivals Acadiens et Creoles DTA on Oct. 12), Roddie Romero & The Hub City Allstars (Oct. 19), The Revivalists (Oct. 26), Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole (Nov. 2), Nik-L-Beer (Nov. 9), Amanda Shaw & The Cute Boys (Nov. 16) and The Pine Leaf Boys (Nov. 21).
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.