KBON 101.1 FM is the S. If you can't get behind a locally owned Louisiana musical powerhouse situated in the heart of Cajun country and fully dedicated to promoting Louisiana musicians playing Cajun, swamp pop, zydeco, country, classic country, oldies, blues and more, then you have serious problem. From Oct. 22-24, KBON hosts the KBON Listener Appreciation Festival at the Rayne Civic Center Pavilion. KBON FEST
KBON 101.1 FM is the S. If you can't get behind a locally owned Louisiana musical powerhouse situated in the heart of Cajun country and fully dedicated to promoting Louisiana musicians playing Cajun, swamp pop, zydeco, country, classic country, oldies, blues and more, then you have serious problem. From Oct. 22-24, KBON hosts the KBON Listener Appreciation Festival at the Rayne Civic Center Pavilion. It's a 3-day fest. Friday is Free. Saturday the cover is only $5. All proceeds benefit Big Brothers & Sisters of Acadiana. Check out the line-up: Chubby Carrier, Don Rich, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Horace Trahan & New Ossun Express, Johnnie Allan & Tommy Mclain, Geno Delafose, Jamie Bergeron with guest Wayne Toups, Travis Matte & The Kingpins, and bunch more. "The KBON fest is a great mutual admiration society between the musicians, the audience and the station," says Swamp & Roll host Todd Ortego. "Because it's a low cover, cheap, and there's more great Louisiana bands in one place than any other." In addition, there's RV campsites and parking available. Go.
MUSEUM OF FEAR
The Museum of Fear returns to the Lafayette Science Museum. From kids to adults, you can get your weird on at Lafayette's large-scale horror attraction. If it's anything like last year, you'll be shuttled through a labyrinthine maze of dreadfulness, laced with dark neon, high strangeness and maximum drama. It's more like a stage play than a haunted house, so prepare to catch the fear and then ride it into some otherworldly dimension. This 6,000-square-foot attraction will operate Thursday, Friday and Saturday throughout the month of October. Tickets are on sale at participating McDonald's locations for $6, or at the Lafayette Science Museum Box Office for $8.
The metal returns. Don't get caught with your horned hand in your pocket on Oct. 21. Nola sludge lords Crowbar return to Lafayette to play Sadie's with Come & Conquer, Leopard Sound Barrier and Jason & the Kruegers opening the show.
FAITH HOUSE BENEFIT
Zydeco wizard Rockin Dopsie and roots rocker Kevin Sekhani get together at Grant Street on Oct. 22 to play a benefit for the Faith House. Faith House is a private, non-profit program for survivors of domestic violence and their children. The program has five components: a shelter, a non-residential program, an outreach program, a 24-hour crisis line and a public education program. Their 45-bed facility accepts female victims of domestic violence and their minor children from ALL sectors of society. Go support this cause.
NUE MOON REVUE
The Blue Moon has long been a breeding ground for singer-songwriters, so it's no surprise that they have their own official gathering of such. Get you Gordon Lightfoot groove on and head over to the Nue Moon Revue. It's a like a Laugh-in meets The Gaslight in '62 with vaudevillian shenanigans thrown in there.. It's of seasoned pros and up & comers. Ashley Hayes, Emily Neustrom, Jim Phillips, Hart Fortenbery, Cal Stevenson and Ann Savoy fill out the bill for this season's edition of the Nue Moon Revue at the Blue Moon on Oct. 23.
YE EARTHEN DIRT
The kids sure love Ye Olde Tyme music, so do the old farts. And everybody in between. The Haints Old-Time Stringband with special guest Carl Jones play Café des Amis on Oct. 20. The word "haint" is a Southern expression for a spirit or ghost, and these musicians have reached far back in time for their musical inspiration. Rumor has it they dug the songs out of ancient plots of earthen dirt by hand to learn the tunes and give them back to the world. If you dig traditional, old time fiddle and banjo music from Kentucky, West Virginia, Mississippi and beyond, go to this show. 7-9 p.m.
From the ashes of Mark Sandman's Morphine comes the latest mutation in the genetic line; Morph. Mix David Lynch-like soundtrack music, sax jam, jazz, rock, eclectic lyrical riffery into an entertaining sound and you get Members of Morphine. They play Grant Street on Oct. 21 with Uncle Lucius.
Hip-Hop in the Flats is back, this time with a Halloween-themed costume party and all the rhymes you can spit or swallow. Double Trouble, Freeze Ent, M. Harris & S-PYange, Mr. F & Corey D., Gambit & Skrap, and DJ Dokda J all play Hip Hop in the Flats on Oct. 20 at Sadie's. Plus free shots.
New Orleans' funk merchants Papa Grows Funk bring the groove party back to Artmosphere. Like all feel-good funk bands, the group's infectious concoction of solenoid jam and elastic rubber band slam keeps butts moving. Papa Grows funk plays Artmosphere on Oct. 23.
RIDE LIKE THE WIND
What would the wind be without the trees? What would the sun be without the seas? What would the UL Wind Ensemble be without BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet? It would be cool, but maybe not as cool. The UL Wind Ensemble and BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet join forces for a free concert of great music avec arrangements by Danny Devillier. Be at Angelle Auditorium on the UL campus at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 22.
Horace Trahan and the Ossun Express play Blue Moon on Oct. 24