Eleven years ago a cute kid with a surplus of talent on the fiddle joined zydeco legend Chubby Carrier on stage for a Downtown Alive performance. That kid is a grown woman now, and Amanda Shaw’s talent level has skyrocketed. Find out for yourself Friday when Amanda Shaw & The Cute Boys perform the penultimate DTA at Parc International. This time, Chubby will be Amanda’s special guest.
This special 30th anniversary celebration of DTA will make one lucky fan especially happy: DTA will be giving away a Corolla from Hampton Toyota. Click here to find out how you can enter the drawing.
The gates at Parc International open at 5:30 p.m. The music begins at 6. DTA is a free event and concession sales help keep it that way so please leave the ice chests at home.
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.