Baton Rouge Blues Festival

This free, family-friendly festival, produced by the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation in conjunction with the Manship Theatre, will be held on April 11, 2015 in downtown Baton Rouge at the Baton Rouge River Center.

The 2015 Baton Rouge Blues Fest features blues legends and newcomers which include Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaries, Arrested Development, Heartless Bastards,  Heritage Blues Orchestra, Lazy Lester, James "Chicken Scratch" Johnson, Larry Garner, Son Little, Kenney Acosta and the House Reckers, Louisiana Blues Revisited with Clay Parker, Ryan Harris and Denton Hatcher, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor, Will Jackson, Harvey Knox and the Soul Spectrum band, The Lighthouse Singers, Baton Rouge Music Studios, Quiana Lynell & the Lush Life, and The Chambers.

During your visit, plan to visit popular Baton Rouge blues-hangouts like Phil Brady’s (with the longest-running 22-year Thursday night blues jam around) and the one-of-a-kind Teddy’s Juke Joint in Zachary, Louisiana. Local high school blues bands traditionally perform, often rivaling the festival’s main stage in fan popularity.

Come dance the weekend away in Baton Rouge and stay in one of our hotels or bed and breakfast inns.

For more information on the 2015 Blues Fest, follow the festival on Twitter and Facebook!

Volunteer at blues fest!

The Baton Rouge Blues Fest is in need of volunteers for the weekend! All volunteers get a free t-shirt, among other perks. To sign up, click here.