Louisiana Crossroads kicks off its 11th season Thursday, Oct. 14 at the Sliman Theater in New Iberia with the first-ever reunion of the original, 1980s lineup of The Bluerunners. A major influence on the modern era of Louisiana music, the groundbreaking line-up combined Cajun, roots and alternative rock into a heady stew that included frequent detours into rockabilly and zydeco. For these special Louisiana Crossroads shows, the original quartet and other Bluerunners members will celebrate the enduring legacy of their music. The Bluerunners reunion show for Louisiana Crossroads begins at 7 p.m.at the Sliman Theater. The show will be broadcast live on KRVS.
The original line-up of The Bluerunners included Rob Savoy on bass, John Maloney on drums and washboard, Steven LeBlanc on drums and accordian, Mark Meaux on guitar, and Michael McBane on drums, guitars, and percussion.
On Oct. 15, Louisiana Crossroads will present The Bluerunners reunion at the Central School Theater in Lake Charles. And on Oct. 16, the same show will occur at the Acadiana Center for the Arts Theater in Lafayette. This show is sold out. For tickets to the either of the other shows, call (337) 369-2337.
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.