Roddie Romero & The Hub City Allstars will crank out some fine South Louisiana swamp boogie on the big stage at Parc International as Downtown Alive rounds the second furlong and gallops home to a melodious pre-Thanksgiving finish line. The Grammy-nominated Romero first played DTA more than 20 years ago when he was a wunderkind high-schooler after whom a state law allowing underage musicians to perform in bars was named. Now he’s making a name for himself the old-fashioned way: touring his ass off.
The gates open and concession sales begin at 5:30 p.m.; the music cranks up at 6. Help keep DTA free by leaving your ice chests at home. Concession sales help keep the concert series free.
Here’s the remainder of the fall 2012 DTA series:
Oct. 26 The Revivalists (Indie Rock - Parc Sans Souci)
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.