Buddy Guy, Latimore, Kenny Neal & the Neal Family and many more are scheduled to perform at the 2016 Baton Rouge Blues Festival in April in downtown Baton Rouge, organizers announced Thursday.
The festival is set for Saturday, April 9, from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, April, 10, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in and around Repentance Park and Galvez Plaza.
Among the internationally recognized performers and local blues legends in the lineup:
Curtis Harding; Walter ‘Wolfman’ Washington & the Roadmasters; The Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band; Kent Burnside; Henry Gray; James ‘Chicken Scratch’ Johnson; Gregg Wright; Adia Victoria; Leo ‘Bud’ Welch; Quinn Sullivan; Smokehouse Porter, Miss Mamie & the Gutbucket Blues Band; Delta Saints; Luke Winslow King; Henry Turner Jr. and Flavor; Sundanze Howie; Vince Hutchinson & the Heavy Storm Band; The Banditos; ?Loudness War; The Rakers; Tank & the Bangas; Michael Juan Nunez; Café Au Lait; Honeyvibe; OMT; Mighty Fine; The Bedlamville Triflers; Southern Wonders; Cliff & Company; Lighthouse Singers; Baton Rouge Music Studios; and Danny Kane.
While the festival is free to the public, an All-Weekend Experience Pass is available for $125 and includes complimentary food and beverages, private bars and bathrooms and exclusive viewing areas at both the Swamp Blues and Foundation stages.
The passes go on sale for Baton Rouge Blues Foundation members and previous VIP ticket holders at 10 a.m. Friday. All remaining passes will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Feb. 5, at batonrougebluesfestival.org/vip.