Stuff goes boom. Pow. And lights up the sky. America celebrates its Independence Day, yet in many ways we’re still fighting the American Revolution. You can keep that spirit alive by atteneding one of many 4th of July celebrations happening this weekend.
4th of July: Red, White, & Boom - Parc International Of course, there will be fireworks, food, and family fun. Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Hunter Hayes, and the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra provide the musical entertainment. Admission is free. Gates open at 6 p.m., but you can bring the kids out early to The Children’s museum which will be open from 1-6 p.m.
The Boogie Kings at Atchafalaya Club Kip Sonnier plays Bobcat’s Steve Adams plays McGee’s Landing Zydeco Ray plays Randol’s Johnny Chauvin and The Mojo Band play Rox
Indie-pen-dance Day Fest The annual summit of summer time indie and underground rockers goes down in the mountain pounding heat of the summer at Sadie’s on July 4. This year’s line-up includes independent rock bands The Botanists, Foul Stench of Youth, Come & Conquer, Leopard Sound Barrier, and Jupiter death brigade. The show starts at 3 p.m. Bust it.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again, it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to go public this year.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.