How do I purchase tickets to the festival?

The festival is free to the public, so no tickets are necessary.

However, if you want the VIP treatment, grab an All-Weekend Experience Pass! Passes are $200 and will include various accommodations and amenities like complimentary food and beverages, drink tickets for your favorite brew or cocktail, private bars and bathrooms, with room to mingle or sit and watch this year’s Festival from the privacy of your exclusive viewing areas at both the Swamp Blues and the Foundation stages. Of course, we will be throwing in a little something extra for our special guests in appreciation for your support. Get your ticket at

    I'm not from Baton Rouge. Where should I stay?

    There are five hotels in downtown Baton Rouge within walking distance of the festival grounds.

    Official Festival Partner
    Watermark Baton Rouge 

    150 Third Street
    Baton Rouge, LA  70801

    *The Watermark is offering a special rate for reservations on April 13–15. Book your rooms by calling 1-877-557-3097 and asking for the Baton Rouge Blues Fest group rate, or clicking here. Offer expires March 13, 2018.

    Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center 

    201 Lafayette Street
    Baton Rouge, LA  70801

    Belle of Baton Rouge  

    103 France Street
    Baton Rouge, LA  70802

    Holiday Inn Express
    400 North Blvd.
    Baton Rouge, LA  70802

    Hampton Inn & Suites

    462 Lafayette St.
    Baton Rouge, LA  70801

    *Hampton Inn & Suites is offering a special rate for reservations on April 13–15. Click here to book your rooms. Offer expires March 30, 2018.

    Hotel Indigo Riverfront 
    200 Convention Street
    Baton Rouge, LA  70801

    *Hotel Indigo Riverfront is offering a special rate for reservations on April 12–15. Click here to book your rooms. 

    Where should I park?

    There are several options for parking/transportation to the festival.

    • There will be street parking available along River Road, as well as the River Center parking garage.
    • A bike corral with attended valet bicycle parking will be available at no charge thanks to Bike Baton Rouge

    What can I get at the festival?

    • Beer, frozen drinks, assorted mixed drinks
    • Soft drinks
    • Water
    • Great Louisiana and Southern food
    • Artist/Festival merchandise
    • Local art from a variety of vendors

    Will festival vendors accept credit cards?

    Several vendors will be equipped to accept purchases with debit/credit cards. There will also be ATMs onsite if you prefer to use cash.

    Is there anything I cannot bring to the festival?

    The following items are NOT allowed at the festival:

    • Ice chests or alcoholic beverages, cans and bottles purchased off site
    • Weapons
    • Recording devices
    • Professional cameras
    • Video equipment
    • Pets (in accordance with City/Parish ordinance 12.610)
    • All beach umbrellas and tents

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