North Gate Music and Arts Fest 2020
- Chimes Street - North Gates of LSU Baton Rouge, LA 70803
- North Gate Merchants Association
- October 16, 2020
- Time: 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Music and Arts festival on historic Chimes St. featuring five local bands on a main stage and multiple singer-songwriters at a separate tent, about 25 art booths with local artists, food provided from tents by neighborhood restaurants, a beer truck with Abita beer, Calandro's wine, a slide show with old photos from the neighborhood going back to the 1920's projected onto a large screen, prize giveaways, and other forms of entertainment. The festival always takes place one Friday in the fall, usually the night before a home LSU football game to try to maximize attendance. The goal of the festival has always been to support local music and art and to promote the unique history and character of the North Gates neighborhood (and by extension LSU and Baton Rouge). The North Gates neighborhood (also known as Tiger Town) is the second oldest commercial/ residential neighborhood in Baton Rouge behind only Downtown. We are proud of our neighborhood's history and enjoy telling its story. We believe that thriving historic neighborhoods and shopping districts are one of the keys to a city's success since they help make cities different from all other cities.