The Baton Rouge Blues Festival gave the city some good news on Thursday to clear our minds of the dreary weather. 

The annual festival announced the lineup for its 2017 event through a promotional video. The free festival is set to take place in downtown Baton Rouge on April 8-9. This year includes local and regional favorites as well as a few surprises. 

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Check out the video or a list of performers below: 

Performers include The Fabulous Thunderbirds; Kenny Neal & The Neal Family Band; Marc Broussard; Larry Garner; Mr. Sipp; The Legendary Blues Band featuring Kenny Neal, Henry Gray, Sam Hogan and Others; Ana Popovic; Alvin Youngblood Hart; John Lisi; Ms. Silky Sol; Lil Jimmy Reed; Lazy Lester; James "Chicken Scratch" Johnson; Erica Falls; Mz. Pat; Josh Garrett; Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor; Jimmy "Duck" Holmes; Jonathon Boogie Long; Smokehouse Porter & Miss Mamie; OMT; The Widowers; The Hitchhiker; Baton Rouge Music Studios; Cliff & Company; The Rakers; Riverside Blues; The Unselfish Lovers of the Blues; Darcy Malone & The Tangle; Alabaster Stag; and The Nick Abraham Band. 

More information and a full schedule will be released in the coming weeks. To get more details on the bands and festival, visit