Henry Turner, Jr. Day is a music driven festival that honors individuals, organizations or companies for their ongoing philanthropic efforts to improve the quality of life for people in Baton Rouge and Louisiana. This year’s honoree is the Buddy Stewart Music Foundation. The organization encompasses Buddy Stewart’s Rock Shop, now an antique record store, and the Arts and Cultural Rocktober Festival. The establishment is one of the oldest family owned and operated minority music businesses in South Louisiana having been founded more than thirty years ago.
Henry Turner, Jr. Day is a free, family friendly event featuring musical performances by Henry Turner, Jr. & Flavor and the Listening Room All-Stars. To date the lineup includes southern soul singer Uncle Chess and the Groove Band, singer/songwriter Larry “LZ” Dillon, blues rapper Lee Tyme, R&B singer Xavie Shorts and jazz/gospel artist Wyanda Paul. Also on the bill are R&B/soul singer April Jackson with special guests Joe Tex, Jr. More acts will be announced. The festival also has a Vendor’s Village with assorted merchandise, arts and crafts and a food court. VIP tickets are available on the website. The event is produced by the Baton Rouge Soul Food Festival.