The crowd-pleasing Cajun swing of the Red Stick Ramblers will reverberate in Parc Sans Souci Friday evening for the eighth installment in the fall 2011 Downtown Alive! concert series. Since bursting on the roots music scene a decade ago, the Ramblers’ infectious blend of old-time dancehall swing leavened with Cajun, hot jazz and other styles, has made the band a staple on stages worldwide.
As always there is no smoking, pets or ice chests in the park. Drinks are available and proceeds from concession help underwrite Downtown Lafayette Unlimited. For more on events happening this weekend, check out our Colossus Calendar here.
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.