Mavis Staples may very well lead a revival when she headlines the second day of this year's Baton Rouge Blues Festival. The iconic soul singer, who was scheduled to perform during last year's Blues Festival but had to cancel due to the death of he…
Black History Month, a time of celebration and education about African-American history and culture, is well underway in Baton Rouge. And it is continuing strong through the end of February.
Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line will help welcome the Bayou Country Superfest back to Baton Rouge for its 10th anniversary on May 25-26.
We're in the countdown to 2019. From downtown Baton Rouge's Red Stick Revelry with fireworks over the Mississippi River to the numerous individual bars throwing parties, there are plenty of ways to say goodbye to the craziness of 2018 and welcome …
The Baton Rouge group Afrocentric Focus/Maat will host its 29th Kwanzaa celebration Saturday, Dec. 29. Kwanzaa, the celebration of African-American heritage and culture, begins Dec. 26 and runs through Jan. 1, with each day dedicated to a special …
The holiday season is well underway in the Baton Rouge area. By now, we're sure the tree is up, the lights have been strung across the front porch and maybe even some stockings have been hung by the chimney with care.
The Greater Baton Rouge State Fair is marking its 53rd event this year, and of course, all of the favorites, the Ferris wheel and rides, the funnel cake and deep-fried Oreos will be back. But there's also always something new happening at the fair.
The trip from downtown Baton Rouge to Dublin may be far — 4,300 miles, to be exact — but you can get a bit closer to the European island during this weekend's Irish Film Festival.
Baton Rouge’s annual Italian Heritage Festa features a “grape stomp,” when teams of women wearing coordinated outfits perform a dance routine and — you guessed it — stomp grapes.
When the Spin Doctors released grooving, pop-savvy hits “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong” and “Two Princes” in the early 1990s, the New York City band’s burst of popularity looked like overnight success. It wasn’t.
Happy birthday America! The weekend and next week will be full of Fourth of July events, parades and festivals throughout the Baton Rouge area and the rest of Southeast Louisiana.
In 2006, as New Orleans dealt with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, East Baton Rouge Parish became the most heavily populated parish in Louisiana. But the capital city wasn’t celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month, at least not publicly.
Mumford & Sons, rapper/actor Childish Gambino and the indie rock band Arctic Monkeys are slated to headline the 20th anniversary Voodoo Experience in City Park this fall.
Known as one of the best places to be when south Louisiana welcomes the long days of summer, the Cajun Heartland State Fair has become a yearly tradition for generations in Cajun country.
Kenny Neal wants the world to know that Highway 61, aka the Blues Highway, doesn’t stop at the Mississippi-Louisiana border. With that message in mind, the Grammy-nominated Baton Rouge blues artist is spearheading the Kenny Neal Blues Highway 61 M…
When Jeremy Couvillion was diagnosed with stage 4 non-Hodgkin lymphoma, his friends helped in the best way they knew how — by throwing a big benefit tailgating party.
Tasha Michelle Daigle’s grandfather was a barber in Mid City Baton Rouge for 50 years. Five years ago, she started working with him, and two years ago, she bought the business.
Before last year's inaugural Baton Rouge Funk Fest, organizers Adam King and Jason Choctaw Hall had no expectations.
BREAUX BRIDGE — When it comes to straight-up, throw-down Cajun and zydeco music by traditional standard-bearers and those bands pushing the envelope, the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival puts it all on the table.
Each year, Festival International de Louisiane brings artists, musicians and visitors from all over the world to take part in a celebration of culture and fun.
In the past five years, the Baton Rouge music scene has evolved. Songwriter showcases and acoustic listening rooms have popped up across the region, creating new outlets for more intimate shows.
NEW IBERIA — James Lee Burke makes his home in Montana these days, but that doesn't stop visitors to his South Louisiana hometown from scouring the streets looking for the best-selling author or for Dave Robicheaux, the main character of his popul…
From oysters to oranges, crawfish to Creole tomatoes, if the Bayou State has it, there's a festival to celebrate it.