Friday, October 21, 2011
Opelousas Music and Market (map)
Across from the Court House
Opelousas, LA 70570
Downtown Opelousas will be the setting for the October 21st edition of Music & Market in Opelousas where recent Louisiana Music Hall of Fame inductee, River Road, will perform. The event takes place from 5:30-8:30 p.m. with music beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Courthouse Square located at 118 S. Court Street.
River Road was an American country music band composed of Tony Ardoin (guitar, vocals), Mike Burch (drums, vocals), Ric...hard Comeaux (steel guitar), Steve Grisaffe (lead vocals, bass guitar), and Charles Ventre (keyboards, vocals). Founded in 1989, the band signed to Capitol Records Nashville in 1997, releasing their self-titled debut album that year and charting three singles on the Billboard country charts, including the #37-peaking "Nickajack". By 1998, River Road had transferred to Virgin Records Nashville charting a fourth single and recorded Somethin' in the Water. While on Virgin, the band began work on its second studio album (2000's Something in the Water), with its lead-off single "Breathless" charting as well. Virgin Nashville was dissolved by the end of the year, however, and Somethin' in the Water was never released. Also in 2000, after four Billboard chart singles and five Country Music Television videos, River Road disbanded with each member going in different directions.
In April of 2010, River Road once again came together for a reunion at Cowboys Night Club in Scott, Louisiana. After a very successful evening, River Road had a meeting and the decision was made to resurrect the super group. Calls were made and Nashville responded with new material and a new cd being recorded and produced. The release date for this new ten song release is slated for the beginning of 2011.
The featured vegetable for the event will be pumpkins. Other vegetables and agricultural commodities will be offered as well as cooked foods and arts and crafts. Ice chest are not allowed as beer, wine and soft drinks along with bottled water are sold on site. Bring your lawn chairs for this free event.