The Baton Rouge Blues Festival returns with two days worth of performances stretching across multiple stages in the downtown area. 

The free festival announced this afternoon its lineup for 2018 festival, which runs from April 14-15. Headliners this year include Kenny Neal and The Neal Family, The Subdudes, Chris Thomas King and Samantha Fish.

Check out the times and stages below. Performance dates and times are subject to change. Any changes will be announced at batonrougebluesfestival.org

Saturday, April 14

LA 1 Stage (located in Repentance Park)

  • 1:30 p.m.: Darcy Malone & The Tangle
  • 2:45 p.m.: Quiana Lynell
  • 4 p.m.: Flat Duo Jets
  • 5:15 p.m.: Marcia Ball
  • 6:35 p.m.: The James Hunter Six

Swamp Blues Stage (located in Galvez Plaza)

  • 1 p.m.: Oscar ‘Harpo’ Davis
  • 2 p.m.: Lazy Lester’s Excello 45s featuring Sam Hogan, Bruce Lamb and Jo Monk 
  • 3:50 p.m.: Cowboy Stew Blues Revue featuring Lil Buck Sinegal, CC Adcock, Steve Riley, Curley Taylor & Lee Allen Zeno
  • 5:20 p.m.: Tyree Neal 
  • 7 p.m.: Kenny Neal and The Neal Family

Soul of BR Stage (located at North Boulevard and Lafayette Street)

  • 1:45 p.m.: Sweet Southern Heat
  • 3:15 p.m.: OMT
  • 4:45 p.m.: Water Seed 

Front Porch Stage (located at North Boulevard and North Fourth Street) 

  • 1:30 p.m.: Riverside Blues 
  • 3 p.m.: Alex Abel 
  • 4:30 p.m.: Hezekiah & The Houserockers

Blues Backstory Stage (inside the Old State Capitol Senate Chambers)

  • Noon: Tyree Neal 
  • 1 p.m.: Hezekiah Early 
  • 2 p.m.: Flat Duo Jets
  • 3 p.m.: Cowboy Stew Blues Revue 
  • 4 p.m.: Marcia Ball
  • 5 p.m.: James Hunter 

Sunday, April 15

LA 1 Stage

  • 1:30 p.m.: MJ & the Redeemers 
  • 3 p.m.: JST DAVID 
  • 4:45 p.m.: Erica Falls
  • 6:30 p.m.: The Subdudes
  • 8:15 p.m.: Samantha Fish 

Swamp Blues Stage

  • 2:30 p.m.: Sundanze Howie
  • 3:45 p.m.: Troy Turner
  • 5:45 p.m.: Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes with The Dexateens
  • 7:30 p.m.: Chris Thomas King

Soul of BR Stage

  • 1:45 p.m.: Uncle Chess and Groove
  • 3:15 p.m.: Harvey Knox
  • 4:45 p.m.: Bobby Powell 

Front Porch Stage

  • 1:30 p.m.: The Original Harlem Slim Tito Deler
  • 3 p.m.: Terry ‘Harmonica’ Bean 
  • 4:30 p.m.: Lazy Lester 

Blues Backstory Stage

  • Noon: David Jones 
  • 1 p.m.: Erica Falls
  • 2 p.m.: Troy Turner 
  • 3 p.m.: Chris Thomas King 
  • 4 p.m.: The Subdudes
  • 5 p.m.: Samantha Fish 

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