City to Host Benefit Concert for Haiti Relief Efforts
Lafayette – Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel announced today that the city, in conjunction with Festival International and Le Centre International de Lafayette will host a concert to benefit relief in Haiti.
Event Title: "L'Union fait la force", roughly translated as "There is strength in numbers" or "Together we are stronger." It is also the national motto of Haiti.
What: Benefit concert at Parc Internationale, Saturday, January 23, 2010.
2:00 - 2:45
3:00 - 3:45
Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie w/Special Guest Steve Riley
4:00 - 5:15
Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole
5:30 - 6:45
Roddie Romero & the Hub City All Stars w/Special Guests Sonny Landreth and Buckwheat Zydeco
7:00 - 7:40
BèlO (Haiti) (solo)
7:40 - close
Louisiana All-star Jam w/ BèlO
Cost: $10 minimum. Those attending can give as much as they would like.
American Red Cross – On the ground already addressing immediate short term needs.
United Way – Long Term Efforts in Haiti.
Southern Development Foundation – Addressing Long Term Needs in Haiti.
"We all know what it's like to experience tragedy and see the world open up its hearts to us following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. With our cultural and language ties to Haiti, in addition to having some Haitians living in our community, we felt like this was a good opportunity to reciprocate,' said Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel.