Pre-Festival Events: Friday, April 15

Get a head start on the festival activities on Friday night! Jive with the locals at Live After Five, and then head over to one of the most popular bars in Downtown Baton Rouge for the official kick-off party!

Live After Five- 5-8 PM

Live After Five is a weekly concert series held in the Spring and Fall. Join Baton Rouge locals and other 3rd Street Songwriter Festival attendees at the VIP tent to welcome a weekend of GREAT music in Baton Rouge! After Live After Five, stay downtown for festival kickoff activities!

Official 3rd Street Songwriters Fest Kick-Off Party- Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's

Make your way down 3rd Street to the music of songwriters on the balcony of B&T’s starting at 8:30 and Baton Rouge’s CJ Solar and the Band of Brothers (some of Nashville’s hottest young songwriters) on the main stage. 

Balcony - Music begins at 8:30, Hosted by Louisiana Country Music, Ronnie Calhoun of Vidalia 

Performances by:
Nicole Johnson -  Previous finalist on The Voice 
Brigitte London of the Last Honky Tonk Music Series 
Donna Slater from Florabama and the Honky Tonk Angels
and more!
Downstairs  Main Stage- 9:30-1:30
CJ Solar & Nashville Band of Brothers Jam - CJ Solar's EP Release Party (“Hard One to Turn Down” released April 15th by Nashville’s Sea Gayle Records).

CJ Solar Band 9:30-11/Band of Brothers Jam til close - will include 10 Nashville Songwriters that have had songs of theirs recorded by Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Sheryl Crow, Tyler Farr, Justin Moore, Jerrod Niemann, Martina McBride, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, Randy Houser, and more!
Roux House-11 PM
Benjy Davis & friends 
Jolie Pearl-
Michael Juan Nunez