The Baton Rouge Blues Foundation proudly brings the 21st annual Baton Rouge Blues Festival to downtown Baton Rouge Saturday, April 11, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. located in and around Repentance Park and Galvez Plaza.
The free to the public, family-friendly festival will feature an impressive lineup of internationally-recognized performers and local blues legends alike, including Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires; Arrested Development; Heartless Bastards; Heritage Blues Orchestra; Lazy Lester; James "Chicken Scratch" Johnson; Larry Garner; Son Little; Kenny Acosta; Louisiana Blues Revisited with Clay Parker, Ryan Harris and Denton Hatcher; Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band; Henry Turner Jr. and the Flavor; Wil Jackson; Harvey Knox and the Soul Spectrum Band; The Lighthouse Singers; Baton Rouge Music Studios; Quiana Lynell and the Lush Life Band; and The Chambers.
Eight of this year's performers have previously appeared at the festival including Kenny Acosta, Larry Garner, Harvey Knox, James "Chicken Scratch" Johnson, Lazy Lester, Baton Rouge Music Studios, The Lighthouse Singers and Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor.
Additional festival programming
- Now in its fourth year, Back Stage at the Blues Fest will continue to feature interviews and informal performances in the Old State Capitol Senate chambers, providing attendees a backstage pass to discover more about participating performers. The full schedule for this will be announced at a later date. Previous interviews can be seen at youtube.com/brbluesfestival.
- Applications are currently being accepted for arts vendors, food vendors and general vendors. Information about applying for each is available at batonrougebluesfestival.org.
- VIP tickets for Baton Rouge Blues Foundation members go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, February 6, 2015. Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Monday February 9, 2015 at batonrougebluesfestival.org/VIP. Tickets are $100 for unlimited food and drinks throughout the day for VIP areas adjacent to the Foundation and Swamp Blues stages, as well as private bathrooms and bars.