Come out tonight to help Downtown Alive and The Independent celebrate with one of our own. Tonight’s DTA band, Black Bayou Construkt, is led by Ind writer Dege Legg, a world-class visionary songwriter/musician and backed by the instrumental magic of Joe Gary (Wayne Toups, Spank the Monkey), Chad Viator (Roddie Romero Band, Arbor Vitae), Chad Willis (Michael Juan Nunez Band), Sean Keating (Deadboy & the Elephantmen), and Esther Tyree (The Wild Flowers).
Black Bayou Construkt draws inspiration from the traditionally organic sounds of the past and blends it with the aesthetic nuances of the modern area. With songs that range from ethereal, piano-driven ballads to dual-slide guitar barn burners, Black Bayou Construkt traffic in a surreal world where their live jam explorations can lead from the Mississippi Delta to Arabian deserts at sunset.
You don’t want to miss this otherworldly concert, and do dress up, it’s Halloween all weekend here in Acadiana.
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.