4th of July festivities

by Dege Legg

Here's the rundown on 4th of July events in Acadiana

Stuff goes boom. Pow. And lights up the sky. America celebrates its Independence Day, yet in many ways we're still fighting the American Revolution. You can keep that spirit alive by atteneding one of many 4th of July celebrations happening this weekend.

4th of July:
Red, White, & Boom - Parc International
Of course, there will be fireworks, food, and family fun. Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Hunter Hayes, and the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra provide the musical entertainment. Admission is free. Gates open at 6 p.m., but you can bring the kids out early to The Children's museum which will be open from 1-6 p.m.

The Boogie Kings at Atchafalaya Club
Kip Sonnier plays Bobcat's
Steve Adams plays McGee's Landing
Zydeco Ray plays Randol's
Johnny Chauvin and The Mojo Band play Rox

Indie-pen-dance Day Fest
The annual summit of summer time indie and underground rockers goes down in the mountain pounding heat of the summer at Sadie's on July 4. This year's line-up includes independent rock bands The Botanists, Foul Stench of Youth, Come & Conquer, Leopard Sound Barrier, and Jupiter death brigade. The show starts at 3 p.m. Bust it.