A cheeseburger in paradise could soon well be a less common thing on GulfCoast state beaches if BP can’t get control of the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Like many other acts around the world, Jimmy Buffet is throwing a benefit concert on July 1 to help aid the clean up effort in the Gulf. Lafayette’s own slide guitar hero extraordinaire Sonny Landreth is scheduled to perform with Buffet at the concert. Other high profile musicians performing at the concert include Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band and Allen Toussaint, among others.
The show takes place on the beach in Gulf Shores, Ala., and will be broadcast live on CMT on July 1. For more information on benefit concerts scheduled around the nation in regards to the Gulf oil spill, visit http://gulfcoastbenefit.com.
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.