Anyone that has ever been to downtown Lafayette, Louisiana has most likely had an encounter with local celebrity John the Revelator. Almost every night you can find him with a chair, a radio playing loud, and a trombone in hand being played for the night life of downtown. When I was in local band The Other LA, he was at every downtown show that we performed. He would always tell us to never let go of music. "Never give up," is what he would tell us. I'll never forget that.
Now it's our chance to show that we will never give up on him. Let's give him a chance to do what he loves in front of all his loyal fans on the Parc International stage. Even if he performs just one song with a band. Let's get him up there and tell his story to those that may not know him. Over the years, John the Revelator has become an icon of our downtown culture and deserves to have one night of stardom. Let's give him this amazing opportunity and add an incredible milestone to his life.