This Friday's perfomers, Les Frères Michot (pictured), have been playing Bach Lunch since its beginning, says band member Rick Michot. In addition to Rick, the traditional Cajun band's sounds are played by brothers Tommy, Mike, Louie, André and Patrick. Formed in 1986, Les Frères Michot aims to preserve the bal de Maison style of Cajun music and sings only in French, using no drums or electric instruments. The brothers also keep their day jobs and sit in with other bands. Rick is a district judge for Lafayette Parish and plays the Greek bouzouki at El Potrillo Mexican restaurant on Friday nights; Louie and André front Lost Bayou Ramblers; and Tommy is a research biologist for the National Wetlands Research Center. Youngest brother Patrick also sits in with the band, as does state Sen. Mike Michot. The brothers also have a standing Monday night gig at Prejean's Restaurant, in addition to their annual appearance at Bach Lunch. "We always look forward to Bach Lunch, and most of the time it's beautiful weather when we play," says Rick. "We always want beautiful weather."
Bach Lunch is held every Friday during the fall and spring at Parc Sans Souci downtown from noon-1 p.m. Boxed lunches from area restaurants are available for $6 or $5 for museum and planetarium members; soft drinks are available for $1. Lunches Oct. 7 will be available from Creole Lunch House, Hub City Diner and Casa Olé. Call 291-5544 for more information.