‘Nite at the Rice’ celebrating Mother’s Day this weekend
By: Jeannine LeJeune
CROWLEY – This month’s Nite at the Rice is a special one for many reason.
First, instead of occurring on Saturday, it will happen Sunday.
Second, it will start at 2 p.m. instead of 6 p.m.
And third, special recognition will be made to mothers because, of course, Sunday is Mother’s Day.
“We’re hoping to honor our mothers,” said Charlotte Jeffers, Crowley tourism coordinator. “We have a very special surprise from one of our sponsors, the Crowley Flower Shop.”
The first 25 mothers to arrive Sunday to the show are indeed in for a treat.
The host for the special show will once again be Barry Premeaux and he, along with Nite at the Rice, will have an entertaining line up on hand Sunday afternoon.
Serving as house band for the Mother’s Day Nite at the Rice will be Chris Himel and Outbound. The group has been the event’s house band multiple times.
Then, there’s a balloonist and magician, Darcy Guidry on tap for Sunday. Guidry’s performance promises to be entertaining for all ages.
Finally, singer and accordinist Belton Richard will perform Sunday.
“We’re going to have a Cajun legend performing for us,” said Jeffers.
Richard has been performing popular Cajun music for decades now by himself and with bands at many venues. The Rayne native will take the stage Sunday to entertain all those in attendance with Cajun music.
Nite at the Rice occurs each month at the Historic Rice Theatre, located at 323 N. Parkerson Ave. in Crowley. Reserved seating is available by calling Jeffers at 337-783-0824, or at city hall. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 years old and under.
“We have a great line up and we invite everyone to come out and enjoy the show,” said Jeffers.