Bayou Country SuperFest

Baton Rouge can add a new title to its repertoire as home of LSU Football and Baseball, capital of Louisiana and now location of the 1st Annual Bayou Country Superfest. The country music festival is set for Memorial Day Weekend 2010, May 29 & 30, at famed LSU Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge Festival. The festival will bring together some of the biggest names in country music to perform at the inaugural event in Louisiana’s capital city.

Bayou Country Superfest will feature two jammed-packed days of music and much more on the campus of Louisiana State University. The Festival’s talent lineup, ticket structure, hotel information and many other details will be released in fall 2009. Check back for more details.

Live After Five

Live After Five in Baton Rouge is an event hosted by the Downtown Business Association that takes place every spring and fall with different genres of music. The concert series is held every year to entice people to visit and journey through downtown Baton Rouge. Visitors then have the opportunity to visit with the local merchants and their businesses in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. The Live After Five concert series helps promote and support downtown projects and improvements to help attract and support new businesses in the downtown area.

Excited by the success of the outdoor concert series, the Mayor took it one step further and decided that the series should be extended by two concerts each season. So, in 2008 the City of Baton Rouge and the office of the Mayor-President have supported the addition of four more concerts per year. Now there will be eight concerts in the spring and eight in the fall bringing the total to 16 concerts!

Live After Five series encourages visitors and local alike to journey to and enjoy downtown.  Once downtown, people have the opportunity to get to know the area merchants and their businesses in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.  All proceeds that remain after the planning and production of the series are used to support downtown projects and improvements as well as provide incentives to attract and support new businesses in the downtown area.

Baton Rouge Blues Festival

The Baton Rouge Blues Festival held in conjunction with Baton Rouge Blues Week brings soul into Baton Rouge every April. The festival is a celebration of the contribution of blues musicians to the arts and music of Baton Rouge. The festival originated in 1980 and was first held on The Bluffs at Southern University but later switched locations for various years mostly in downtown.

Baton Rouge Blues Week is entering the 15th year. The week features concerts in the Manship Theater, Teddy’s Juke Joint, Dalton’s, Chelsea’s, The Pastime and Boudreaux and Thibadeaux’s. Blues dishes, tv shows, radio programs and seminars accent the festivals message of keeping blues music alive. Baton Rouge Blues Week also features The Slim Harpo Awards, Earth Day, The Baton Rouge Blues Festival, Sunday in the Park and Jam Sessions.