Baton Rouge has three pillars: football, food and music. With football season and live music events in full swing, it’s the perfect time to schedule a visit. If you’re here for Southern's much anticipated homecoming game, extend your stay and check out what else Baton Rouge has to offer. Whether you’re coming to town as an alumni or celebrating as a current student, there’s plenty to do while you’re in Baton Rouge. Here's a few events that will help you stay a while!


United Way Jambalaya Jam

Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 5pm-8pm

Stop by downtown for the Capital City's 34th Annual Jambalaya Jam at Town Square. Guests can enjoy live music,  cold drinks, and of course, sample jambalaya from teams that participate to see who has the best in town! Tickets start at $10 for lunch to go, dinner to go, and all you can eat tickets start at $15. Lounge like a VIP for just $50. You can purchase your tickets here.

Rock n' Rowe

Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 6pm-9pm 

Here in Baton Rouge, we love a chance to enjoy live music. That's why this week, there's plenty of chances to get to listen to entertainment from local artists...for free. This Thursday, Perkins Rowe will host musical group Na Na Sha from Gonzales. So, grab your yard chairs and dancing shoes for a night of fun at the Rowe!

Live After 5

Friday, October 22, 2021 from 5pm-8pm

Another free opportunity of live music that you don't want to miss! Join locals as local band Phat Hat takes the stage downtown at Live After 5 Friday night. The band’s catalogue includes the funkiest dance songs from the sixties, seventies and eighties that's guaranteed to make the music move you!

Katt Williams WWIII Tour

Friday, October 22, 2021 at 8pm

Comedian legend Katt Williams is bringing his World War III Tour to the Raising Cane's River Center! Come laugh until your stomach hurts this Friday as the actor is bringing his first tour in three years to downtown Baton Rouge. You're sure to leave in good spirits after this night of unmatched comedy!

Explore Baton Rouge’s Black History Trail

Learn about African Americans' achievements and culture that plays into Baton Rouge's Black History Trail. Walk the same places where some of the most monumental moments happened in history. Eat at restaurants where history was made. Discover our city's mix of culture and heritage on this itinerary that includes food, music, museums and so more.

The Negro Motorist Green Book Exhibit

Immerse yourself in Louisiana history to learn how black travelers navigated the Jim Crow era. Now through November 14, stop by the Capitol Park Museum to view the Negro Motorist Green Book exhibit. Learn about the "Green Book" that guided African Americans to safe spaces all across the South. The annual guide included gas stations, restaurants, nightlife and just about everywhere African Americans were considered safe in sundown towns. Come with a purpose to learn and leave with a sense of knowing.


The homecoming game against Prairie View A&M kicks off at 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 23 at A.W. Mumford Stadium.  Get ready to rock your Columbia blue attire and bring the house down with the Human Jukebox all day long! Buy tickets here and view Southern's schedule of events!