Festival plus more for Thursday night

by Dege Legg

Come and get it. Thursday night of the festival kicks off.

It's the second night of Festival International. Here's a list of bands you can see tonight in downtown Lafayette, Festival and non-Festival related. This includes Blue Moon Saloon, Artmosphere, and Sadie's Nightclub, which are all putting on festival-related shows.

Also, this just in from Festival International people in regards to tonight's headliner and other slots over the weekend.

Due to the volcano eruption in Iceland, we have just been made aware that both Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears are having difficulties with their scheduled flights back to the US from Europe. Once we are sure of any definite changes to the schedule, we will let you know. We are exploring some GREAT alternatives.

Stay tuned for more details...

Adrienne Stewart
Marketing Coordinator
Festival International de Louisiane

Also, I've been informed that T-Bird and the Breaks will be filling the slot of Black Joe Lewis and band.

Tonight in Downtown Lafayette
Thursday, April 22

6:00 p.m.          Grupo Fantasma (Texas Popeye's Stage)

6:15 p.m.          Donna the Buffalo (U.S. Barcardi Stage)

7:15 p.m.          Opening Ceremonies (Popeye's Stage)

7:45 p.m.          Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba (Mali Barcardi Stage)

8:00 p.m.          Sonny Landreth (US/blues - Popeye's Stage)

9:30 p.m.          Les Breastfeeeders (Quebec, garage rock Barcadi Stage)

9:45 p.m.          Sharon Jones & Dap Kings (R&B Popeye's Stage)

10:00 p.m.        Lost Bayou Ramblers w/Donna the Buffalo (Blue Moon)

10:00 p.m.        Black Feratu, Psychometry, Brother Dege, (Blues Sadie's)

11:00 p.m.        Villain Heirs (Artmosphere)