‘Tis the season of long days and even longer nights! Kick start this year’s festival season with Baton Rouge’s Blues Festival on April 13th! From local legends to upcoming favorites, Blues Fest offers audiences of all ages an exciting and talent filled, family friendly afternoon. This impressive line-up includes some of the greats such as Bobby Rush and Henry Gray. Not familiar with the line-up? Not a problem! Radio Bar is hosting a free listening party for all blues and booze lovers. Quality drink specials and a good time are guaranteed! The Blues Foundation is also holding a panel discussion with a few of the artists to allow media and fans to receive some insight on the process and journey of a soulful musician in the south. Fans are also encouraged to attend the Gaudet Bros. style rent party, in which all proceeds will be donated to the Blues Foundation. Let loose downtown with the Baton Rouge Blues Fest.

2013 Line Up

Swamp Blues Stage

Henry Gray & the Cats Celebrating his (Gray’s) 14th appearance at the Baton Rouge Blues Festival

Lavelle White Queen of soul and blues

Bryan Lee Wisconsin-born Bryan Lee, now known as “Braille Blues Daddy”

Rudy Richard Studied the licks of Lonesome Sundown and Leroy Washington

Mr. Hinson & The Blisters Features some of the area’s most talented high school string and rhythm section players

Galvez Stage

Bobby Rush Guarantees a memorable performance every time

Robert Randolph & the Family Band Signed by Warner Brothers, with their talents garnering respect from legends Eric Clapton and B.B. King to young artists like The Roots and John Mayer

CC Adcock & the Lafayette Marquis Composed original music for Treme and True Blood

Blind Boy Paxton Born into a Creole family in Los Angeles

Baby Bee Sons of musician parents, and no strangers to boozy Mardi Gras parties