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5 Nov 2020

Sharing the Spirit of the Holidays


Date: November 5, 2020 Contact: Susan Dolney Phone: 605-886-3698 Fax: 605-886-1943 Sharing the Spirit of the Holidays Opelousas, LA--- The Evangeline Downs Hotel is offering a free night’s stay on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day to travelers visiting family members having to spend the holiday in local nursing homes, hospitals, and treatment centers. “Home with family for the holidays is not always possible. We hope we can help by providing accommodations to those visiting loved ones in the Opelousas area’s hospitals and nursing homes with our spirit [...]

Sharing the Spirit of the Holidays2020-11-06T14:36:28-06:00
4 Nov 2020

Music Along the Zydeco Cajun Prairie Byway


This Central Louisiana Regional Playlist is a collaborative effort of Acadia, Evangeline, and St. Landry Parishes. Contributors include Chris Soileau and Floyd Soileau with Flat Town Music Co., Mark Layne with KVPI, and Sharon Fontenot with the Swamp Pop Museum, Elizabeth West with Evangeline Parish Tourism, Herman Fuselier with St. Landry Parish Tourism, and Amy Mathiew with Acadia Parish Tourism. Every Wednesday, a new song is chosen with care to represent an aspect of local culture. Their genres will range from swamp pop to zydeco to Cajun. By the [...]

Music Along the Zydeco Cajun Prairie Byway2020-12-02T13:19:13-06:00
23 Oct 2020

Geaux Outside in St. Landry Parish – A Comprehensive Guide to the Outdoors Part 2


Continuing from our previous post that you can find here, we've listed even more ways to enjoy the outdoors in St. Landry Parish. Hunting If you want a more active way to appreciate the outdoors, St. Landry Parish’s WMAs also provide ample hunting opportunities. The culture of this area, to hunt and catch your own food using every piece of the animal is a practice that has persisted from Native American tribes, including the Opelousas and Attakapas, to the frontier cowboys in the 1700s, [...]

Geaux Outside in St. Landry Parish – A Comprehensive Guide to the Outdoors Part 22020-10-23T16:16:11-05:00
16 Oct 2020

Accordions in St. Landry Parish


Accordions are a signature instrument in the traditional music of our parish. Click the button below to learn more.

Accordions in St. Landry Parish2020-10-16T14:03:05-05:00
25 Sep 2020

Haunted St. Landry


With two towns turning 300 in 2020, it is inevitable that our parish would collect a few ghosts along the way. Click the button below to learn more.

Haunted St. Landry2020-09-25T10:56:53-05:00
10 Sep 2020

Legacy Barn Mural Coming to Eunice


Hannah Gumbo strikes again with her newest public art project. Stay up to date on her progress celebrating a family's history on this vintage barn along the famous Faiquetaique route in Eunice. Click the button below to learn more.

Legacy Barn Mural Coming to Eunice2020-09-10T15:59:14-05:00
15 Jul 2020

Times changed during Rod Bernard’s records


Singer Rod Bernard, who died Sunday, stirred pride and controversy in 1958. The then-teenager from Opelousas was the talk of St. Landry Parish and beyond when he performed his Billboard Top 20 pop hit, “This Should Go on Forever,” on “American Bandstand.” Still a baby like the rock ‘n’ roll music it featured, “Bandstand” grew into an American television institution. Bernard’s history-making moment also showed how times were much different. Legendary “Bandstand” host Dick Clark received a viewer complaint objecting to “sinner” in Bernard’s ballad. Bernard sang, ‘If it’s [...]

Times changed during Rod Bernard’s records2020-07-15T14:11:42-05:00