News Release

Free Admission to Third Annual Robideaux Report
Posted: 3/1/2019 11:00 AM
 No Cost to Attend Parish-Wide Address and Community Showcase


Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux is pleased to announce there will once again be no charge to attend his annual address, the Robideaux Report, as well as the Community Showcase to follow. Both free events will happen on the evening of Thursday, March 14 at the Heymann Performing Arts Center, with the address beginning at 6 p.m., and the showcase following at approximately 7 p.m.

On the evening of March 14, Robideaux will review the opportunities and challenges the community has seen in recent years, as well as the important issues facing Lafayette Parish today and in the future. Some of these topics include jobs and diversifying the economy, budget priorities and taxes, progress on drainage projects, the charter amendment, LUS and LUS Fiber, and important news on the No Kill 2020 initiative.

“I look forward to addressing the citizens of Lafayette Parish at the third annual Robideaux Report. On this evening I will highlight some of the accomplishments we have achieved in the last three years and share my perspective on the challenges that lie ahead,” stated Robideaux. “As we continue to move forward as a parish, I also plan to unveil several new initiatives that will make government more transparent, customer service-oriented and efficient.”

During last year’s Robideaux Report hundreds of citizens, business leaders and elected officials attended the parish-wide address and enjoyed the showcase. “Lafayette Parish is moving in the right direction and building momentum for an even brighter future. I look forward to another great event where we can celebrate our successes, and honestly address our challenges ahead."

Free admission to both components of the Robideaux Report – the address and the showcase – is made possible in part by Presenting Sponsor LUS Fiber. “I believe every citizen in Lafayette Parish should have the opportunity to hear firsthand the status of their government,” stated Robideaux. “I am pleased to also offer no cost of admission with the generous support of businesses and individuals.”

Following the address, all in attendance are invited to enjoy free admission to the Community Showcase, celebrating the elements that make Lafayette Parish a great place to live, work and play. “Organizations and individuals from across the parish have been working on what is shaping up to be an exciting evening where we celebrate our past and our look forward to our collective future. I look forward to sampling the food of our best restaurants, and seeing the displays at the showcase,” said Robideaux.


Guests can enjoy a variety of complimentary drinks and dishes from local restaurants and vendors including:

  • Billy’s Boudin & Cracklins
  • Charley G’s
  • Don’s Specialty Meats
  • Hub City Diner
  • Imonelli
  • Judice Inn
  • Menard’s Cajun Grocery
  • Nunu’s Cajun Market
  • Petroleum Club of Lafayette
  • Poor Boys Riverside Inn
  • Social Southern Table & Bar
  • The Best Stop
  • Tsunami
  • Zea Rotisserie & Bar

Showcase attendees can expect live performances of original songs written at Lafayette’s SOLO Songwriters Workshop followed by a special live performance by members of the Blue Monday All Stars, Lil Buck Sinegal, Lee Allen Zeno and Steve Adams.

Keeping in theme with the address, the showcase will feature displays of upcoming development projects, community technology partners such as CGI and the University of Louisiana, as well as cultural and historical presentations from Vermilionville, AcA, Bare Walls, Lafayette Parish Schools Talented Program, Grace Hamilton Dance Academy and more.

Free admission to this year’s community-wide address and showcase is made possible through generous sponsors including Presenting Sponsor LUS Fiber, Platinum Sponsor Southern Lifestyle Development, and Gold Sponsors IBERIABANK, MacLaff, Inc. and Schilling Distributing.

Robideaux Report sponsor proceeds benefit the Lafayette Parish Strategic Initiatives Fund at Community Foundation of Acadiana, supporting a wide range of initiatives including long-term economic growth, the promotion of our cultural assets, enhancements to our quality of life and much needed infrastructure initiatives.

The March 14 address will begin at 6 p.m. in the Heymann Performing Arts Center and admission is free to the public.

For more information on the Robideaux Report please visit