JULY 19, 2021




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BATON ROUGE, La. - The Baton Rouge Blues Festival and Foundation proudly brings the annual Baton Rouge Blues Festival to downtown Baton Rouge Saturday, September 18, 2021, from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., located in and around Galvez Plaza and North Boulevard. A line-up video was posted today.

The free-to-the-public, family-friendly festival will feature internationally-recognized performers and local blues legends alike, including:

Robert Finley

Kenny Neal

Nikki Hill

Jonathon Boogie Long

Sam Hogan & The Rhythm Ramblers

Lil Ray Neal

Alabama Slim

Smokehouse & Mamie Porter

Little Jimmy Reed

Josh Garrett

Erica Falls (Live After 5 on 9.17.21)

Lilli Lewis Project

And more….

The Baton Rouge Blues Festival & Foundation is releasing a commemorative pin celebrating the 2021 Baton Rouge Blues Festival. By purchasing this pin, attendees have an opportunity to invest in the future of the Baton Rouge Blues Festival and the swamp blues legacy. Pins will be available for purchase through the festival for a $10 donation. Additionally, the 2021 commemorative poster, designed by Baton Rouge-based artist, Krist Norsworthy, will be available for purchase on the festival’s website in early August.

A Spotify playlist of the featured performers is available here.

While the festival is still free to the general public, we offer a VIP Experience Pass for those who want a little lagniappe. Passes are on sale now here .

The VIP Experience Pass is $125. Each pass includes complimentary food and beverages, private bar and bathrooms, exclusive area to mingle, dance, or sit and watch the festivities.

For more information, or to schedule interviews with festival organizers, please contact Kim Neustrom at  .

About the Baton Rouge Blues Festival
Free and open to the public, the 2021 Baton Rouge Blues Festival will be held on  September 18th in downtown Baton Rouge from 12 to 10 p.m. Originating in 1981, the Baton Rouge Blues Festival is one of the oldest free blues festivals in America. Produced by the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation, the festival is made possible in part by the Foundation's board of directors, a volunteer Blues Festival committee, local support and generous partners. In order to keep the festival free, we appreciate your cooperation in supporting our vendors and not bringing any outside food or drink. All revenue generated from the festival goes toward the mission of the Blues Foundation to help continue the goal to promote, preserve and celebrate the Swamp Blues music native to Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


Follow the festival on Twitter at @brbluesfest, on Facebook at or online at for the most up-to-date information.


About the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation

Founded in 2002, the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation is a non-profit organization striving to preserve, promote, and propel the swamp blues and Baton Rouge blues culture. Our largest annual event, the Baton Rouge Blues Festival is a free weekend festival filled with local, state, and national blues musicians and artists celebrating their craft and sharing stories to over 40,000 fans and concert-goers from around the world.