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Baton Rouge Blues Festival

Are you looking to hear live music and have a fun day that even the family can enjoy? If the answer is yes, this event is for you!

WAFB and The Baton Rouge Blues Foundation Proudly Presents: The 2016 Baton Rouge Blues Festival!

What?: The Baton Rouge Blues Festival is a live music festival that promotes the preservation and advancement of the "Swamp Blues" music native to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Baton Rouge Blues Festival is produced by the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation in conjunction with Manship Theatre and WAFB.

Who?: This spectacular lineup of Blues legends and newcomers include: Buddy Guy·Latimore·Curtis Harding·Kenny Neal & the Neal Family performing a tribute to Raful Neal·Walter 'Wolfman' Washington & the Roadmasters·The Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band·Kent Burnside·Henry Gray·James 'Chicken Scratch' Johnson·Gregg Wright·Adia Victoria·Leo 'Bud' Welch·Quinn Sullivan·Smokehouse Porter, Miss Mamie & the Gutbucket Blues Band·Delta Saints·Luke Winslow King·Henry Turner and Flavor·Sundanze Howie·Vince Hutchinson & the Heavy Storm Band·The Banditos·Loudness War·The Rakers·Tank & the Bangas·Michael Juan Nunez·Café Au Lait·Honeyvibe·OMT·Mighty Fine·The Bedlamville Triflers·Southern Wonders·Cliff & Company·Lighthouse Singers·Baton Rouge Music Studios·Danny Kane

When?: Saturday, April 9, 2016 and Sunday, April 10, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Where?: Located in downtown Baton Rouge, the Baton Rouge Blues Festival will be held in and around Repentance Park and Galvez Plaza.

How much?: FREE! FREE! FREE! Yes, this amazing event is free to the public.

Extras?: In addition to live music, Backstage at the Blues Fest will include interviews and informal performances in the Old State Capital Senate Chambers, providing attendees a backstage pass to discover more about participating performers.

Follow the festival on Twitter @brbluesfest, on Facebook at or online at for more information and updates.You can also, follow WAFB on Twitter @wafb or watch WAFB Channel 9 News for more on the festival.

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