Jun 17, 2013 3:25 PM
The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra & Conservatory of Music, along with Eat Lafayette, Townsquare Media, Party Central and KATC TV3 present Red, White & BOOM! on Thursday, July 4, 2013. Grammy winner Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band will headline the celebration at 6:30 pm in Parc International. Chubby Carrier, dubbed as "The World's Premier Zydeco Showman," also will perform with your Acadiana Symphony Orchestra for the annual patriotic concert following Chubby's opening act.
The block party starts at the "Freedom Fest!" stage with Grammy nominee Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band at 5:00 pm and continues with Lafayette's Bayou Boys at 7:00 pm. Families can join the fun at the Conservatory KidZone in Parc Sans Souci with interactive children's music every hour beginning at 5:15 p.m., an instrument petting zoo, face painting, patriotic arts and crafts, balloon animals, and more! The Grand Finale Fireworks show, which promises to be bigger and better than ever, begins at 9:15 pm. Get ready for bigger, better BOOM! No poof this year!
Gates open and festivities begin at 5:00 pm. Admission is $5 per person and gives patrons access to all three stages. The Acadiana Symphony proudly continues its partnership with FoodNet by offering 1 FREE concession ticket in exchange for 5 non-perishable food items. FoodNet's most needed food items are boxed cornbread, canned tuna and peas. Food and beverages will be sold on site. No ice chests allowed. Proceeds from Red, White and BOOM! support the Conservatory's early childhood music education programs.
For more information, please call 337-232-4277, ext. 1, visit www.acadianasymphony.org, or check out the Symphony's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/acadianasymphony.