LSU's Groovin' on the Grounds moved to River Center


LSU Campus Life and LSU Student Government have enacted inclement weather plans for outdoor music events originally scheduled to be held on the LSU Parade Ground on Thursday, March 27, and Friday, March 28. 

Silent Disco, hosted by LSU Campus Life's Student Activities Board, will be held Thursday, March 27, from 8 p.m. until midnight in the LSU Student Union's Royal Cotillion Ballroom. This event is restricted to LSU students with student ID; one guest may be admitted with each student with the guest's state or federally issued ID. The LSU Student Union will be enforcing a strict policy of no admittance or re-entry after 11:30 p.m. 

Groovin' on the Grounds will be held Friday, March 28, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Baton Rouge River Center Arena in downtown Baton Rouge. This event is free and open to the public. Doors to Groovin' on the Grounds will open at 7 p.m. in the northwest ground floor portal nearest the box office and northeast second floor portal entrances. 

Groovin' on the Grounds is proud to support a student-driven festival lineup featuring Weezer with Pepper and LSU Battle of the Bands winner Deacon Jones. Deacon Jones' set will begin at 7:30 p.m., Pepper's set will begin at 8:30 p.m., and Weezer's set will begin at 9:30 p.m. 

Patrons who wish to experience the concert on the ground floor will be wrist-banded for identification and enforcement of space capacity. Seating will also be available in the upper levels of the arena; wrist-bands will not be required for seated areas. 

The Baton Rouge River Center will be enforcing strict no alcohol and no tobacco policies as well as no re-entry at any time and no admittance after 10 p.m. policies. 

Parking will be available in the Baton Rouge River Center Arena garage for $5 per vehicle per day; only cash will be accepted in the garage. Street-side parking will also be available downtown at no cost after 5 p.m. 

LSU is currently exploring alternative transportation options to and from campus should patrons reside on campus or wish to park on campus. On-campus parking is free and open to the public after 4:30 p.m Friday, March 28, and will remain free and open until 7 a.m. Monday, March 31. 

No pre- or post-concert interviews with artists will be granted, but press passes will be issued for all interested media outlets. Anyone seeking credentials should supply names of reporters and photographers and name of media outlet to Margo Jolet at by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 26; no press passes will be issued on site. Photos will be allowed during the first three songs of each set, but no video or flash photography will be permitted at any time. 

Groovin' on the Grounds is presented by LSU Student Government and LSU Student Government's Students on Target with sponsor support from American Campus Communities, Campus Federal, Kaplan Test Prep, Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers, Shell, LSU Auxiliary Services, LSU Student Health Center and LSU University Recreation.