Get ready for some shake and bake cooked over like a chicken fried steak of blues music. If listening to some of the greatest blues players in the world is your dream, it's time to head to the 3rd Annual Bayou Blues Revival Festival on May 23 at NuNu's Town Market & Arts Centre in Arnaudville.
This year’s headliners include some of the greats of jazz and blues. Henry Gray & the Cats, Miss Carol Fran, and ‘Lil Buck Sinegal are just three of the artists performing on the Fredericks Stage. The music will begin at 6 p.m. courtesy of sponsors International Snubbing Services and Mike Huval Insurance; food and beverages will be available at NuNu’s Café. In addition, it'll be hosting music classes for adults in the early afternoon. Classes range from instruction in blues guitar to finger picking to harmonica to drumming and more. The instructors include Marty Christian, Michael Juan Nunuz, Frank Kincel, Lee Zeno, and Andy Cornett. There is a $5 workshop fee and the first hour will include instruction and the second hour a jam/demonstration.
Tickets for the Bayou Blues Revival Festival are $15 prior to the event and $18 at the door. For more information, call 754-5316 or 662-1032.
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.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.