Here’s the weekend rundown for what’s happening in Acadiana from Oct. 22-24. whether it is live entertainment for the adults or good scary fun for the kids, this weekend has it all if you’re willing to get out of the house and take it all on.
KBON FEST KBON 101.1 FM is the S. If you can’t get behind a locally owned Louisiana music powerhouse situated in the heart of Cajun country fully dedicated to promoting Louisiana musicians playing Cajun, Swamp Pop, Zydeco, Country, Classic Country, Oldies, Blues, and more, then you have a serious problem. From Oct. 22-24, KBON hosts the KBON Listener Appreciation Festival at the Rayne Civic Center Pavilion. It’s a 3 day fest. Friday is Free. Saturday the cover is only $5. All proceeds benefit Benefits Big Brothers & Sisters of Acadiana. Check out the line-up: Chubby Carrier, Don Rich, Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys, Horace Trahan & New Ossun Express, Johnnie Allan & Tommy Mclain, Geno Delafose, Jamie Bergeron with guest Wayne Toups, Travis Matte & The Kingpins, and bunch more. “The KBON fest is a great mutual admiration society between the musicians, the audience, and the station,” says Swamp & Roll host Todd Ortego. “Because it’s a low cover, cheap, and there’s more great Louisiana bands in one place than any other.” In addition, there’s RV campsites and parking available. Go.
MUSEUM OF FEAR The Museum of Fear returns to the LafayetteScienceMuseum. From kids to adults, you can get your weird on at Lafayette's large-scale horror attraction. If it’s anything like last year, you’ll be shuttled through a labyrinthine maze of dreadfulness, laced with dark neon, high strangeness, and maximum drama. It’s more like a stage play than a haunted house, so prepare to catch the fear, and then ride it into some otherworldly dimension. This 6,000 square foot attraction will operate Thursday, Friday, and Saturday throughout the month of October. Tickets are on sale at participating McDonald's locations for $6, or at the Lafayette Science Museum Box Office for $8.
DTA! Delivering classic covers and Top 40 favorites since 1972, Louisiana Red is a veteran band with a solid repertoire to send you down memory lane while incorporating a taste of contemporary music. Their performances include some Cajun and Zydeco and even blues. Louisiana Red is Burt; Barry Trosclair, Glenn DeLaune, Victoria Richard, and Robert Burton. Each musician has performed on tour with top acts covering the U.S. and Canada. Cajun, Swamp Pop, Blues, Rock, Latin and more. The show also includes the UL Homecoming Pep Rally. Louisiana Red plays in Downtown Alive in Parc Sans Souci tonight, Oct. 22.
Sponsored by Cox Communications, Lafayette Coca-Cola, Lets Be Totally Clear, and Teche Drugs Pharmacy, DTA! features performances by Grammy Nominated, renowned and up and coming musicians representing a variety of genres ranging from Cajun, Swamp Pop, Blues, Rock, Latin and more. The Fall season also includes special events, painting Downtown red for the UL Homecoming Pep Rally and celebrating the holidays with the lighting of the official City Christmas Tree at the last DTA! of the season on Thanksgiving Eve.
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.