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This free, family-friendly festival, produced by the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation in conjunction with the Manship Theatre, will be held on April 12, 2014 in downtown Baton Rouge in Repentance Park and Glavez Plaza.
The impressive lineup of this year's Baton Rouge Blues Fest includes blues legends and newcomers including Dr. John & The Nite Trippers, Kenny Neal with Henry Gray, Black Joe Lewis, Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens, Little Freddie King, Johnny Sansone, Black Pistol Fire, Chris LeBlanc, Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys, Brother Dege, and Baton Rouge Music Studios. Click here to learn more about this year's artists.
While you're here, also plan to visit popular Baton Rouge blues-hangouts like Phil Brady’s (with the longest-running 21-year Thursday night blues jam around) and the inimitable Teddy’s Juke Joint in Zachary, Louisiana. Local high school blues bands traditionally perform, often rivaling the festival’s main stage in fan popularity.
The LSU Museum of Art has a great exhibition for you to visit - The Visual Blues: Mood & Music of the Harlem Renaissance - with FREE entrance the entire weekend of Blues Fest - April 12 & 13! Click here for a sneak peek of the exhibition.
Come dance the weekend away in Baton Rouge and stay in one of our hotels or bed and breakfast inns.