Gulf Coast benefits in Lafayette Thursday

by Dege Legg

Acadiana venues and artists donating their services for tonight's national Gulf Coast Benefit for Fishermen & Wildlife. Acadiana venues and artists are donating their services for tonight's national Gulf Coast Benefit for Fishermen & Wildlife. In an effort to unite the citizens of Southwest Louisiana and help those in need on our coast, a town hall meeting with experts and those affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon spill will take place tonight at The Shed in Scott from 6-8 p.m. Discussion will include the effects of the oil leak on our way of life and how to deal with the possibility of a toxic hurricane season. The panel will include Biologist from ULL, Warren Perrin (working on behalf of the fishermen in district court & the president of CODOIFIL), Chris Gilbeaux (from the Louisiana state HAZMAT RESPONSE TEAM), state senator Nick Gautreaux, Kindra Arnesen (a fisherman's wife and CNN and YouTube sensation), and other community leaders.

The suggested donation for all shows in town is $10. Money collected will go to Gulf Restoration Network and other worthy non-profits.


308 Hwy 93N Scott, LA

70583 337-504-2400

8 p.m. Sam Broussard & David Greely

9 p.m. Bobby Broussard with AJ Primeaux


215 East Convent Street Lafayette, LA

70501-7946 (337) 234-242

8 p.m.  Brother Dege

8:30 p.m. The Break Down Bros (Andre & Louie Michot) Plus Tommy Michot

9:30 p.m.The Berard Family Band with DL Menard

10:45 p.m. David Egan & Friends

**on the corner of Delhomme & St Mary St
Scott, La, 70583

8 p.m. Kenneth Richard with Benny Graeff (of Rufus Jagneaux) & R. Kash

9 p.m Drew Landry with Julian Primeaux & Blake Simon


1506 Surrey St. Lafayette, La.
70501 (337) 234-9588

8 p.m. One Man Machine

8:30 p.m. Shane Blanco & his Lady Friend

9:15 p.m. Troy Richard, Brian Marshall, and Rex Moroux
10:30 p.m. Keith Blair, Eric Adcock, Michael Juan Nunez with Carol Fran

12:30 p.m. all- star Jam with special guests

Other participating venues around the country include:
The Roxy (Los Angeles, CA)

Viper Room (Los Angeles, CA)

Echoplex (Los Angeles, CA)

The Mint (Los Angeles, CA)

Fais Do Do (Los Angeles, CA)

The Comedy Store (Los Angeles, CA)

Saint Rocke (Hermosa Beach, CA)

SoHo (Santa Barbara, CA)

Mojito (San Francisco, CA)

Fox Theatre (Boulder, CO)

Belly Up (Aspen, CO)

Eddie's Trackside (Monroe, WA)

Tipitina's (New Orleans, LA)

The Blue Nile (New Orleans, LA)

Joseph Edgar Bar (Montreal, Canada)