Slug back a chug of suds for you and your buds, then knock it down with some cruds from the food booth this weekend at the 2010 Gulf Brew. Lafayette's original beer festival has everything from teeny tiny specialty brews to the stuff you drink when you're fishing in a hell hole and trying to get wasted FAST.
In the style of Germany's Oktoberfest, where the lederhosen crowd drinks beer and parties hard in elegant and classy fashion (i.e. no beer pong, beer funnels, or beer helmets), the AcA invites festival-goers to sample the best brews the South has to offer. Yes, indeed. The south will rise again in the form of mugs of suds! Held in conjunction with Southern Open, an exhibition showcasing artwork from artists living in the South from Texas to Florida, the AcA invites microbreweries and brewmasters from the same southern states to offer Acadiana a taste of their specialty brews at this rocking beer festival. It all goes down in Parc International on July 24 from 6-10 p.m.
The band Picardy Birds, will be kicking off the evening's live music entertainment jam with its original funk, soul, and rock inspired sounds. They will be followed by The Black and Blues featuring Hidden Beach recording artist Keite Young. Topping the evening off is the chicken scratch fried funk of Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes from New Orleans.
Gulf Brew is a fundraiser of the AcA that helps employ musicians and artists, introduce arts into the local schools and support a first class visual arts exhibition series.
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.
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