BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Louisiana's Earth Day celebration will take place Sunday, April 27 in Downtown Baton Rouge and will feature hands-on activities for kids of all ages and live music on multiple stages.
The festival will feature hands-on activities from Noon until 5 p.m.
Live entertainment on several stages will happen from Noon until 8:30 p.m.
"The theme for this year's festival, 'We Protect what We Love' encourages both individual and corporate environmental awareness and conservation. Creative exhibits and activities produced by over 400 volunteers inspire and educate festival-goers on how best to protect our environment at home and at work. Regional music and food provide a chance for all ages to celebrate the unique culture of our state," said a news release from Mayor Kip Holden's office.
"The Louisiana Earth Day festival is one of the largest environmental festivals in the country, and is focused on our state's love of Louisiana and the need to preserve our beautiful environment for future generations," said Mayor-President Melvin L. "Kip" Holden. "Baton Rouge is pleased to welcome families from across the state to our city to learn more about the importance of citizen environmental stewardship."
This year's music lineup includes two-time Grammy Award winner Terrence Simien and The Zydeco Experience, Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie, Phat Hat, Paul Daigle and Cajun Gold, T'Monde, The Mulligan Brothers, and Sol Driven Train. There will also be entertainment on two other stages. A full schedule is attached as the second page of this press release.
For a complete event listing and map visit www.laearthday.org.
The music lineup is below:
1:00-2:30 Sol Driven Train (Courtesy of Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge/Sunday in the Park)
3:00-4:30 The Mulligan Brothers
5:00-6:30 Phat Hat
7:00-8:30 Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience (two-time Grammy Award winner)
12:30-2:30 Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie
5:30-7:30 Paul Daigle and Cajun Gold
EARTH ARTS STAGE
2:00-4:00 BR Belly Dance for Heifer International
4:00-4:30 Lt. General Russel Honoré: Water – Keep it Clean
EARTH FOR CHILDREN STAGE
12:00- 12:20 Yang Guang Chinese Art Group: Traditional Chinese dance
12:20-1:00 Louisiana Youth Orchestra Jazz Ensemble
1:00-2:00 Youth Singer/Songwriters: Christopher Coreil and others
2:00-3:00 Red Sticking Fencing Demonstration
3:00-4:00 EBR Talented Music Students Taught by Mike Esnealt