FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Jason Andreasen, President/CEO
Baton Rouge Gallery
center for contemporary art
1515 Dalrymple Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Baton Rouge Gallery’s Movies & Music on the Lawn – Now Free for the First Time courtesy of Cox - Kicks Off New Season on Sept 23 with Michael Foster Project
EAST BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Gallery – center for contemporary art’s (“BRG”) Movies & Music on the Lawn series has announced its 2023-24 season, which will begin with, for the first time ever, a free and open to all event on September 23, 2023 with The Michael Foster Project playing alongside the Oscar-winning film, “The Artist.”
Since 1998, the series has been a summer staple in Baton Rouge, bringing contemporary Louisiana-based musicians to compose and perform original scores for silent-era classic films while they’re projected on a towering inflatable screen under the stars. This year the series transitions to begin in September, with additional events taking place in October, March, and April inside BREC’s City-Brooks Community Park.
Thanks to the support of Cox Communications, this year’s kickoff event on September 23 will present a first for the series. Admission for Movies & Music on the Lawn has historically been ticketed. In September, the series will open its arms and welcome everyone to the lawn, removing the cost barrier, and allowing all residents of Baton Rouge to enjoy the exceptional talents of local musicians during these unique one-night-only events.
“When we learned our partners at BRG were connecting families to moments that matter through Movies & Music on the Lawn this fall, we raised our hands to help," said Erin Monroe, market vice president for Cox Greater Louisiana. “This series connects the community to education and entertainment and brings great value to our area’s quality of life."
The full lineup for 2023’s Movies & Music on the Lawn series includes:
- Saturday, September 23: The Michael Foster Project performing an original score for the Oscar-winning love letter to silent cinema, “The Artist” (2011)
- Saturday, October 27: Ben Living performing alongside the iconic and haunting “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” (1920)
- Saturday, March 23: DJ Otto Orellana, known for his use of grooves from around the globe, performs alongside the Fritz Lang sci-fi epic, “Metropolis” (1927)
- Saturday, April 13: Kids Night, featuring students from Baton Rouge Music Studios performing an original score for the films “The Red Balloon” (1956), “Gertie the Dinosaur” (1914), and “Alike” (2015). Our partners from Knock Knock Children’s Museum will also be on hand with activities for kids of all ages.
All Movies & Music on the Lawn events begin at 8pm or sundown, whichever comes last.
Our thanks to this year's other sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, John G. Turner & Jerry G. Fischer, and Visit Baton Rouge.
More details regarding this year’s Movies & Music on the Lawn lineup can be found at batonrougegallery.org/movies-music-on-the-lawn.
For more information on this series or BRG in general, please visit www.batonrougegallery.org or call (225) 383-1470.
BRG is supported in part by its partner for more than 30 years, BREC. It also receives generous support from John G. Turner and Jerry G. Fischer, its Community Members, 89.3 WRKF and the late Paula Manship. BRG is also supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.