Guess the 2015 Baton Rouge Blues Festival Lineup for a chance to win VIP tickets!
April 11, 2015 is rapidly approaching and we're ready to release the lineup for this year's festival... well, almost ready. We will post nine hints leading up to the lineup announcement for a few of the 2015 performers. Think you know who we're talking about? Submit your guess via the form below and be entered to win two (2) VIP tickets to this year's festival. You don't have to be right, you just have to guess!
Congrats to the winner of two VIP tickets: Jack LeBlanc!
If you didn't win, stay tuned. We've got more opportunities coming soon! In the meantime, see how many clues you guessed correctly!
ANSWER: Thanks to a late addition, we have eight returning performers on April 11.
Kenny Acosta and the House Reckers
James "Chicken Scratch" Johnson
Harvey Knox and the Soul Spectrum Band
Baton Rouge Music Studios
The Lighthouse Singers
Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor.
ANSWER: Heartless Bastards performed on Austin City Limits in 2010. Check out a video of "The Mountain" from the show below.
ANSWER: A lot of people answered this correctly. If you're headed to Coachella, expect to see Charles Bradley on April 10 and April 17.
ANSWER: While several have been nominated, only two of this year's performers have at least one Grammy.
Chubby Carrier, Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album (2010)
Arrested Development, Best New Artist and Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group (both in 1992)
ANSWER: Charles Bradley's "I Believe in Your Love" was sampled in Jay-Z's "Open Letter" from his 2013 album Magna Carta Holy Grail.
ANSWER: April 11 in Baton Rouge is one of the few places you'll get to see Arrested Development perform in the US.
ANSWER: Son Little, formerly known as Aaron Livingston, is featured on the band's 2011 album undun.
ANSWER: During a 2005 interview with NPR's Morning Edition, Erika Wennerstrom said: "Yes. And we were playing one of those trivia games, and it asked what Tom Petty's backing band was, and, 'Tom Petty and the Heartless Bastards' was one of the multiple choice questions--answers. So we just--we thought it was really funny."
ANSWER: In an interview with NPR's All Things Considered, Charles Bradley said, "I'm gonna say it's all right to dream, but work at it—make it come to reality. It took 62 years for somebody to find me, but I thank God. Some people never get found."
See complete list of rules and regulations below.
Check out who you'll get to see on April 11, 2015!
Rules and regulations
Contestants must submit the form above for a chance to win. Must be 18 or older to win. Only one entry per person per clue will be counted. Festival organizers and performers are not eligible to win. The contest begins February 2 at 3:00 p.m. CST and ends once the lineup is released to the public. On February 13, 2015, the Baton Rouge Blues Festival will select a winner at random from participants. The odds of winning are determined by number of entries received. Festival organizers will notify the winner via email on February 13, 2015.