KBON 101. FM in Eunice is throwing an all-day party on Sunday at Blackham Coliseum in Lafayette. The annual Listener Appreciation Party will feature music from Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars, Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin' Cajuns, Travis Matte and the Kingpins with Johnnie Allan, Richard LeBouef and Detour, Warren Storm and Willie T - a dozen acts in all - in addition to some surprise special guests. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. and runs until 8 p.m. The cover charge is only $5 per person, and all proceeds benefit Hospice of Acadiana. Food and drinks will be available as well.
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.