Baton Rouge Blues Festival now accepting 2018 vendor applications

Photo by Jordan Hefler

Photo by Jordan Hefler

The 2018 Baton Rouge Blues Festival (April 14–15, 2018) is accepting new applicants for art, food and general vendors. The deadline to apply is February 28, 2018. Vendors will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis and at the discretion of the Blues Fest Committee. All proceeds go to the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation, the nonprofit organization that produces the festival, and help to continue the event from year to year.

This year’s art market will be hosted by Mid-City Makers Market. The Blues Fest Makers Village will allow the festival to continue to provide a quality retail experience at the festival while building on the tremendous success seen in Mid-City Makers Market’s past year.

Participating vendors will be announced via the Baton Rouge Blues Festival website, Click the links below to read more about each vendor and submit your application. The deadline to apply is February, 28, 2018.

Art Vendors:

Food Vendors (food truck, booth and snack vendors):

General Vendors:


Free and open to the public, the 2018 Baton Rouge Blues Festival will be held on April 14–15 in downtown Baton Rouge from 12 to 10 p.m. Originating in 1981, the Baton Rouge Blues Festival is one of the oldest free blues festivals in America. Produced by the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation, the festival is made possible in part by the Foundation's board of directors, a volunteer Blues Festival committee, local support and generous partners. In order to keep the festival free, we appreciate your cooperation in supporting our vendors and not bringing any outside food or drink. All revenue generated from the festival goes toward the mission of the Blues Foundation to help continue its goal to promote, preserve and celebrate the Swamp Blues music native to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

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Founded in 2002, the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation is a non-profit organization striving to preserve, promote, and propel the swamp blues and Baton Rouge blues culture. Today the Foundation sponsors a variety of blues education programs, the Muddy River Revue concert series, the annual Baton Rouge Blues Foundation Gala, and the Baton Rouge Blues Festival. Our goals include the promotion of Louisiana swamp blues history while teaching everyone how swamp blues formally shaped and continues to contribute to Louisiana culture. The Muddy River Revue concert series gives current local bands the opportunity to pay tribute to the rich swamp blues traditions by covering classic songs for live audiences. Each year, the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation hosts the star-studded Baton Rouge Foundation Blues Gala, celebrating the blues and honoring local blues artists. A walk down the blue carpet, blues awards, live blues performances, and great dining and dancing highlight the evening. Our largest annual event, the Baton Rouge Blues Festival is a free weekend festival filled with local, state, and national blues musicians and artists celebrating their craft and sharing stories to over 40,000 fans and concert-goers from around the world.

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