Music Festivals

Music lovers will find the perfect weekend in Baton Rouge. The city knows all about rhythm and blues, and Baton Rouge hosts several music festivals throughout the year, celebrating all genres, like country, jazz, rock-n-roll, R&B and the blues.

Blues Festival


Blues Fest is held every April in downtown Baton Rouge and is one of the oldest blues festivals in the United States. Louisiana is known to have bred award-winning blues artists such as Buddy Guy and Kenny Neal, and Blues Fest is nationally known for the soulful artists it showcases and for being a good time. The Baton Rouge Blues Festival has also pledged to remain free for all to enjoy and experience the magic that is Swamp Blues in Baton Rouge.

Visitors can catch Baton Rouge music festivals that showcase the local Cajun music of genres such as swamp pop and zydeco. Historic Baton Rouge neighborhoods and communities also host music festivals throughout the year.

Baton Rouge is a place where you can find the best music festivals down south. The city’s weather and beautiful landscapes are what make these outdoor festivals and live music an experience like no other.

Be sure to check back for Baton Rouge music festival line-ups so you can start planning your trip to Baton Rouge!

Can’t get enough music? Baton Rouge is also home to food festivals, art & culture festivals and much more.

Live Music Events in Baton Rouge

If you won’t be in town for one of the main music festivals, enjoy a Rock N' Rowe, Live After Five, or Sunday in the Park weekly outdoor concert series.