Gulf Brew

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Experience the Acadiana region’s largest craft beer festival this July at Blackham Coliseum. Grab your brew book and make your rounds to taste over 200 beers from Schilling Distributing, Crescent Crown, and local home brewers alike. Described in the recent years as “Oktoberfest in the Summer,” Gulf Brew brings a southern festival feel to tasting the finest craft brews. While you’re sipping, enjoy live music, good food, and great company and know that your ticket purchase is making an impact.

All proceeds from Gulf Brew support Acadiana Center for the Arts. The festival directly impacts artist outreach projects, educational programs and summer camps, visual art exhibits, community development projects, and grant making abilities.

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Blackham Coliseum

Blackham Coliseum is a multipurpose arena in Lafayette, Louisiana. It was built on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus in 1949 as the home to the then-named SLI Bulldogs, now called the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns men’s basketball teams. The arena was named for Stafford Morgan Blackham, former dean of the Department of Animal Husbandry at SLI, and as such it was built to host livestock exhibitions as well as athletics (in a similar manner to the usage of LSU’s Parker Coliseum). It replaced the 1,500-seat Earl K. Long Gymnasium as home to the athletics teams. It remained the home for the men’s team until the Cajundome was completed in 1984. The women continue to play the majority of their games at Earl K. Long. Blackham hosted the Southland Conference men’s basketball tournament in 1982.