Festivals and music go hand in hand in Baton Rouge as music has been synonymous with our city for decades. Nearly every weekend in the spring is filled with celebrations of our city’s culture through rhythm and food.

The city comes alive like no other, swaying to the sounds of local artists with the smell of local delicacies in the air.

This spring, enjoy one of the many free music festivals that will take place in Louisiana’s Capital City.


Ebb & Flow - April 1-2, 2017

Put on by The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, the inaugural Ebb & Flow festival celebrates our region’s connection to the Mississippi river. Lineup and additional program details will be announced soon at http://artsbr.org/program/ebb-flow. Learn more.


Annual Kite Fest Louisiane - April 1-2, 2017

Named "Festival of the Year" by the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association, the Kite Fest across the river in Port Allen is one of a kind festival featuring fun, games, music and special kite flying performances. Learn more.


Baton Rouge Blues Fest - April 8-9,2017

Artists such as The Fabulous Thunderbirds, 2017 Grammy Award-Winner Kenny Neal, and Marc Broussard headline stages at this year’s Blues Fest. This festival is one of the oldest blues festivals in America and brings in music lovers from all over. Learn more.


Third Street Songwriters Fest - April 21-23, 2017

You might not know their names, but you’ve heard their songs on the radio. Hear from the local artists and songwriters behind smash hits at the Third Street Songwriters Festival. Headliners include CJ Solar, Rick Huckaby, Lance Miller, Mynn Varble and Jim McCormick. Learn more.


Live After Five - Fridays, April 7- May 25

The Live After Five 2017 Spring Season begins April 7 and runs every Friday through May 25. Known as the capital city's premier seasonal live music event series, Live After Five, which is produced by the Downtown Business Association, continues to amaze 5,000+ audience from the Greater Baton Rouge area each week. The 2017 Spring line-up will be announced at the Live After Five Line-up Reveal Party on March 8. Learn more.


Dust off your dancing shoes, grab your favorite partner, and come pass a good time with us at one of Baton Rouge’s many free music festivals this spring.

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