Music Festivals

We know all about rhythm and blues down south, and Baton Rouge plays host to countless music festivals throughout the year.

Whether you’re not from these parts and visiting as a northerner or international traveler, rhythm and groove is all the same language. Music lovers will find the perfect weekend in Baton Rouge. There are music festivals in Baton Rouge celebrating all genres, like country western, jazz, rock-and-roll, R&B, and the blues.

Can't-Miss Music Festivals

Blues Festival

3rd Street Songwriter's Fest

Those traveling with family and friends can enjoy the sounds of nationally-known musicians as well as rising stars. Music festivals such as the 3rd Street Songwriters Festival in Baton Rouge features local musicians and songwriters from right here in Louisiana’s Capital City, as well as big-name songwriters behind the hits you hear on the radio every day.

The Baton Rouge Blues Festival

Blues Fest is held every April in Downtown Baton Rouge and is one of the oldest blues festivals in America. Louisiana has 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 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.

Songwriter's Festival

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, like the Mid City Jazz Festival and Northgate Music and Arts Fest.

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

We’ll share Baton Rouge music festival line-ups with you as soon as they’re announced so you can begin planning your trip to Baton Rouge.

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


Upcoming Music Festivals