Artists and musicians from across Baton Rouge will head to LSU’s North Gates in late October for the return of an annual event.

North Gate Fest, which did not go on as planned last year, is slated for Friday, Oct. 23, this year. This will be the festival’s tenth year. The festivities start at 6 p.m. on Chimes Street, and the event is free.

Presented by the North Gates Merchants Association, the event will feature more than 20 local artists as well as performances from local bands The Easy, Ship of Fools, Captain Green, and students from Baton Rouge Music Studios. North Gate Fest will also include a Halloween Costume Contest and food from The Chimes, Mahony’s Pub, Barcadia and Louie’s Café.

NGMA member and Highland Coffees owner Clarke Cadzow said in a press release that North Gate Fest is the flagship event of one of the oldest areas of Baton Rouge.

“It is important for us to highlight this piece of Baton Rouge’s history,” Cadzow said. “Our area, and others like it in Baton Rouge, provide a cultural depth and richness to our great city.”

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