Bach Alive!

by Dege Legg

Bach Lunch and Downtown Alive! provide the day's live musical entertainment on this beautiful day.

It's a Friday full of live entertainment. There's no reason to Grinch on anything you've got cool people, rock music, blues, lunch, downtown Lafayette and more. It's there for the taking.

Bach Lunch kicks off at noon with twee-indie rockers T-kette. Their hip chick, tweak pop magically puts one in a great mood with sunshine melodies and flower chunk fun. The Lafayette Science Museum offers great food and music. All performances are scheduled from noon - 1 p.m.  Lunches may be purchased for $6 to non-members and $5 to members and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at approximately 11:30 a.m.  Admission is free.

Tonight, Oct. 15, Downtown Alive! presents Louisiana blues pianist Henry Gray. The blues legend will perform in Parc International. Gray has earned his legend. Born in 1925 in Kenner, La., at a young age he took to the piano and demonstrated the initial sparks of his talent. He kept at it over the next 60 years, playing with many of the blues greats including Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, Little Walter and Lazy Lester. He's credited with playing on 58 albums over the span of his career. And his latest CD, Times are Getting' Hard, has garnered rave reviews.

DTA! starts at 5:30 p.m. and runs until 8 p.m.