Announcing the 2017 Baton Rouge Blues Festival lineup
BATON ROUGE, LA (January 19, 2017)—The Baton Rouge Blues Foundation proudly brings the 23rd annual Baton Rouge Blues Festival to downtown Baton Rouge Saturday, April 8, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday April, 9, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., located in and around Repentance Park and Galvez Plaza.
The free-to-the-public, family-friendly festival will feature performances from:
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Kenny Neal & the Neal Family Band
Kenny Neal & the Legendary Blues Band featuring Henry Gray, Sam Hogan and others
Alvin Youngblood Hart
Ms. Silky Sol
Lil Jimmy Reed
James 'Chicken Scratch' Johnson
Henry Turner, Jr. & Flavor
Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes
Jonathon Boogie Long
Baton Rouge Music Studios
Cliff & Company
Unselfish Lovers of the Blues
Darcy Malone & the Tangle
The Nick Abraham Band
Twelve of this year's performers have previously appeared at the festival, including Kenny Neal, Larry Garner, Lazy Lester, James 'Chicken Scratch' Johnson, Henry Gray, Mz. Pat, Jonathon Boogie Long, The Rakers, OMT, Henry Turner Jr. and Flavor, Baton Rouge Music Studios and Cliff & Company. This will be Gray's 19th performance.
High resolution photos of the performers can be downloaded here.
Applications for festival weekend media credentials are being accepted here. All requests are subject to approval by the Baton Rouge Blues Festival.
While the festival is still free to the general public, we will be offering an All-Weekend Experience Pass for those who want a little lagniappe. Passes are on sale now at batonrougebluesfestival.org/vip.
Tickets are $200 and will include various accommodations and amenities such as complimentary food and beverages, private bars and bathrooms, with room to mingle or sit and watch this year’s festival from the privacy of our exclusive viewing areas at both the Swamp Blues and the Foundation stages.
For more information, or to schedule interviews with festival organizers, please contact Brandi Simmons at firstname.lastname@example.org.