Hey fellas - just wanted to start a thread to remind folks that the 3rd Annual Bayou Round Up is coming up soon! It's a little earlier this year - September 29 & 30th, 2017 - due to some scheduling conflicts at Blackham Coliseum. If you've been to the show, or seen photos - you know why having Blackham is super special as a backdrop to the show. Its an amazing historic spot - and this show looks great out there. The Bayou Round Up is kinda the kid brother to the Lonestar Round Up in Austin - this is year number 3, and we can't wait to be back. Lafayette is a really super cool little town - great friendly people, amazing food and fantastic music. Its got a laid back vibe like Austin - without all the big city craziness! We are able to do things like shut down streets all around Parc Sans Souci downtown to park all the old cars - and have a big free concert in the middle of it - stuff we could never do in Austin! Complete schedule is up at: http://www.bayouroundup.com/schedule A few highlights - Friday Sept 29th we have a cruise out to the Tabasco Factory on Avery Island - you can drive through the amazing Jungle gardens, and see how Tabasco gets made - still a local family run business! Then we cruise over to nearby Abbeville for lunch. Packet pickup is later that evening - and we have funky good-time party-flavored New Orleans R&B with King James & the Special Men performing onstage at Downtown Alive! a free concert series held at Parc Sans Souci in downtown Lafayette - with parking on the streets all around for your rides. Out at the show the next day at Blackham Coliseum is the main event!!!! Car show, delicious local food & drinks, vendors & and a swap meet. The inside of Blackham is laid out with some specially selected feature cars - recreating an atmosphere like you've stepped back in time to the great indoor car shows of the 50s - its really cool. Outside we have cars parked all over the grounds, and a stage set up with music all day from: Alligator Chomp Chomp - DJ Matty spinning nuthin' but the bestest Swamp Pop vinyl all day and between acts. Zydeco Radio - fresh young jam band from Lafayette playing old-school grooves that infuse traditional zydeco with funk and 60s soul. Curley Taylor and his band Zydeco Trouble hail from the heart of Creole country in Louisiana. Curley's soulful, bluesy vocals and the band's hard driving zydeco beat keeps everyone dancing. All leading up to Texas meets Louisiana for an All Star Jukebox Review Mystic Knights of the Sea featuring Charlie Sexton, Denny Freeman, Mike Buck, Speedy Sparks & John X Reed with special guests Lil' Buck Sinegal, Tommy McLain, Pat Breaux & CC Adcock from Lil' Band O' Gold! The Mystic Knights of the Sea is made up of some of the founding fathers of the Austin sound - rock & roll and R&B all stars who mix together sonic influences from Little Richard to Roky Erickson to Doug Sahm. Add to that some of the best Louisiana swamp pop superstars from Lil' Band O' Gold playing roadhouse boogie and Cajun rock and you get a really special, never before seen combination of some legendary musicians onstage that you won’t want to miss! This is gonna be an amazing weekend in a really cool town - we are bringing together some great cars and fantastic entertainment for you - you can register your car online at http://www.bayouroundup.com/register/ and we still have rooms available in a blocks listed at - http://www.bayouroundup.com/lodging/ So make your plans and come on out to the show! And if you have come before and enjoyed it - let folks know! Lets see what folks are bringing!