Fiddlers on the Bayou is back for its fifth go around this Thursday, Oct. 11, starting at 7 p.m. at Vermilionville.
The annual South Louisiana violinist showcase, led by fiddler extraordinaire David Greely, once again features a myriad of different styles performed by local heavyweights including Joel Savoy, Kelli Jones-Savoy, Cedric Watson and Chris Stafford.
There will also be a presentation on the significance of water quality in Bayou Vermilion and the environment’s symbiosis in molding contemporary Acadiana culture.
“As the fiddle is the backbone to our music, our bayous are the backbone of the way we established our homes and our lives in Acadiana,” states Greely in a press release from Vermilionville. “Just as we preserve our cultural heritage, we need to remember that our environment deserves the same reverence and at Fiddlers on the Bayou, we celebrate that interconnectedness.”
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.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
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.