Baton Rouge Blues Foundation brings 24th annual Blues Festival to downtown

Baton Rouge Blues Foundation brings 24th annual Blues Festival to downtown

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The  Baton Rouge Blues Foundation brings the 24th annual Baton Rouge Blues Festival to downtown Baton Rouge on Saturday, April 14, 2018, from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday April, 15, 2018, from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., located in and around Repentance Park and Galvez Plaza.

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 the festival from the privacy of our exclusive viewing areas at both the Swamp Blues and the Foundation stages.

The free-to-the-public, family-friendly festival will feature performances from:

  • Mavis Staples
  • Kenny Neal & the Neal Family Band
  • The James Hunter Six
  • Samantha Fish
  • Chris Thomas King
  • Lazy Lester’s Excello 45s featuring Sam Hogan, Bruce Lamb and Jo Monk
  • Marcia Ball
  • The Subdudes
  • Tyree Neal
  • Cowboy Stew Blues Review featuring Lil Buck Sinegal, CC Adcock, Steve Riley, Curley Taylor & Lee Allen Zeno
  • Flat Duo Jets
  • Jimmy “Duck” Holmes and the Dexateens
  • Erica Falls
  • Troy Turner
  • Quiana Lynell
  • Oscar “Harpo” Davis
  • Sundanze Howie
  • Darcy Malone and the Tangle
  • MJ & The Redeemers
  • Bobby Powell
  • Harvey Knox
  • Water Seed
  • OMT
  • Terry “Harmonica” Bean
  • The Original Harlem Slim - Tito Deler
  • Sweet Southern Heat
  • Hezekiah & The Houserockers
  • Alex Abel
  • Baton Rouge Music Studios
  • Uncle Chess and Groove

Nineteen of this year's performers have previously appeared at the festival, including Alex Abel, CC Adcock, Marcia Ball, Oscar "Harpo" Davis, Hezekiah Early, Erica Falls, Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, Sundanze Howie, David Jones (JST DAVID), Chris Thomas King, Harvey Knox, Lazy Lester, Quiana Lynell, Darcy Malone and the Tangle, Kenny Neal, Tyree Neal, OMT, Lil Buck Sinegal and Troy Turner.

Learn more about these performers at A Spotify playlist of is available here.

While the festival is still free to the general public, an All-Weekend Experience Pass will be offered for those who want a little lagniappe. Passes are on sale now at

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