The Baton Rouge Blues Festival Brings Good Eats, Good Music, and Good Times

Get your blues music fix at the Baton Rouge Blues Festival! The free to the public, family-friendly Blues Festival will feature an impressive lineup of internationally-recognized performers and local blues legends. Originating in 1981, the Baton Rouge Blues Festival is one of the oldest blues festivals in America, first held on the campus of Southern University. Be there on Saturday, April 13th, beginning at 11:00 a.m.!

The festival, produced by the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation, honors the legend of home-grown blues artists like Slim Harpo, Rudy Richard, Silas Hogan, Whisperin' Smith, Guitar Kelly, Schoolboy Cleve, Chewin' Gum Johnson and Raful Neal.

Expanding outside its backyard, the festival has brought in nationally and internationally recognized names like Bobby Blue Bland, Marcia Ball, Phil Guy, Larry Garner and Charlie Musselwhite—including a hometown favorite, the legendary Buddy Guy in 2016.

Visitors and locals alike are encouraged to further their Baton Rouge blues experience beyond the festival at hangouts like Phil Brady's (with the longest-running 21-year Thursday night blues jam around) and the inimitable Teddy's Juke Joint in Zachary, Louisiana.

Admission to the Baton Rouge Blues Festival is free, but donations are highly encouraged in an effort to keep ticket costs free. VIP tickets are available for purchase and include entry to private viewing areas, gourmet food and snacks, unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and much more. For more information about the festival and ticketing, visit

If you feel like escaping The Crossing Apartments in Denham Springs, Louisiana for the day, this event is a perfect opportunity to do just that! Trust us when we say that there’s no harm in getting out and exploring the greater community.

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, April 13, 2019—11:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
North Boulevard Town Square
222 North Boulevard
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70801

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