With 52 shows on our schedule for this weekend, everyone should be able to find their jam.
Here are our three recommendations:
- Payton Smith, 9 p.m. Friday, The Basin Music Hall. If the name doesn't sound familiar, that's OK. At just 21, this Houma native is on his way up in the country music world. Payton has a new self-titled EP out, and in addition to singing and co-writing its songs, he also plays every guitar part on each track. Sharing the show bill is Chase Tyler.
- Florida Street Blowhards, 6 p.m. Friday, West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen. The Dixieland jazz ensemble known for playing weekend shows in neighborhood front yards, performs for the museum's Historical Happy Hour. The audience will gather in front of the Juke Joint on the museum grounds. The show, set to last until 8 p.m., is free.
- Jonathon Long, 8 p.m. Saturday, Mid City Ballroom. This Baton Rouge artist got an early start in music, and was touring with bluesman Henry Turner before he was old enough to drive. Long, 29, has a yearly spot at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and has played festivals around the world. He and his guitar prowess have garnered attention from some of blues' best, including the late BB King.
Mask up, social distance and enjoy the show.
BEN BLAIR: Tin Roof Brewing Company, 5 p.m.
ERIC BASKIN DUO: Sullivan's Steakhouse, 6 p.m.
ORIGINAL MUSIC GATHERING: La Divina Italian Café, 6 p.m.
FLORIDA STREET BLOWHARDS: West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, 6 p.m.
2 DOMESTIC 1 IMPORT: Bin 77 Bistro, 7 p.m.
TAYLOR RAE: Bottle & Tap, 7 p.m.
THE LONGNECK SOCIETY: Bayou Smokehouse, 7 p.m.
BIG DADDY T: On the Half Shell, Prairieville, 7 p.m.
BRITTON MAJOR: Jolie Pearl Oyster Bar, 8 p.m.
JUSTIN CORNETT: Club Coozan, 8 p.m.
UNITED WE JAM: Blackie's Place, 8 p.m.
LISTENING ROOM ALL-STARS: Henry Turner Jr.'s Listening Room, 8 p.m.
THE RIVER CITY ALL-STARS: Teddy's Juke Joint, Zachary, 8 p.m.
CLIFTON BROWN: Big Mike's Sports Bar & Grill, Denham Springs, 8 p.m.
WEREWOLF: Red Stick Social, 9 p.m.
BAG OF DONUTS: L'Auberge Casino, 9 p.m.
N'TUNE: Ruffins III The Showroom, 9 p.m.
PAYTON SMITH WITH CHASE TYLER: The Basin Music Hall, 9 p.m.
THE CHRIS LEBLANC BAND: Phil Brady's, 9 p.m.
TOMMY THIBODAUX: 18 Steak at L'Auberge, 9 p.m.
SPANK THE MONKEY: Fat Cat Saloon, Prairieville, 9 p.m.
TREY GALLMAN: Nic's Bar, Gonzales, 9 p.m.
AFTER 8: The Edge Bar at L'Auberge, 10 p.m.
RIVUL: Happy's Irish Pub, 10 p.m.
ABBY LEIGH/KONNER JAMES/ASHTON GILL/CHASE TYLER BAND/THE CHEE-WEEZ: North Park, Denham Springs, 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., respectively
STUART HADDAD: Sullivan's Steakhouse, 5:30 p.m.
KATALYSST: La Divina Italian Café, 6 p.m.
D. SCOTT RIGGS: Rally Cap Brewing Company, 7 p.m.
EDDIE SMITH: Bayou Smokehouse, 7 p.m.
ERIC PETERS DUO: Bin 77 Bistro, 7 p.m.
PARISH COUNTY LINE: The Basin Music Hall, 7 p.m.
RHODES, HUBBARD & MAUER: On the Half Shell, Prairieville, 7 p.m.
THE CHRIS LEBLANC BAND WITH THE ANTEEKS: Red Stick Social, 7 p.m.
3 LONE SHARKS: Bottle & Tap, 7:30 p.m.
ACOUSTIC SATURDAYS WITH HENRY TURNER JR.: Henry Turner Jr.'s Listening Room, 8 p.m.
JONATHON LONG WITH THE DETROIT LEANERS: Mid City Ballroom, 8 p.m.
KONSPIRACY: Backstreet Lounge, 8 p.m.
MIKE HOGAN: Jolie Pearl Oyster Bar, 8 p.m.
TREY & LEXI PENDLEY: Phil Brady's, 8:30 p.m.
BRITTON MAJOR: 18 Steak at L'Auberge, 9 p.m.
AM/FM: The Edge Bar at L'Auberge, 10 p.m.
BAD HABIT: Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's, 10 p.m.
LETTERS IN RED: Cadillac Café, 10 p.m.
DJ SWERVE: Nic's Bar, Gonzales, 10 p.m.
CHRIS OCMAND: Leola's Café & Coffee House, 10:30 a.m.
ERIC BASKIN: Stab's Prime Steak and Seafood, 10:30 a.m.
JUSTIN BURDETTE TRIO: Superior Grill MidCity, 11 a.m.
DAVE DUPLISSEY: On the Half Shell, Prairieville, 11 a.m.
"LAIDBACK BRUNCH" WITH THE SOUTHDOWN SOULS: Red Stick Social, 12:30 p.m.
SONGWRITER SUNDAY: Jolie Pearl Oyster Bar, 1 p.m.
THE GOOGLERS: Tin Roof Brewing Company, 4:30 p.m.
OPEN MIC JAM: Fat Cat Saloon, Prairieville, 7 p.m.
KATIE KENNY: Superior Grill MidCity, 6 p.m.
RHETT ANTHONY GLINDMEYER: Superior Grill MidCity, 6 p.m.
TOBY TOMPLAY: On the Half Shell, Prairieville, 6:30 p.m.
OPEN MIC BLUES JAM: Teddy's Juke Joint, Zachary, 8 p.m.
KYLE LABAT: BLDG 5, 5 p.m.
RHETT GUILLOT: Superior Gril MidCity, 6 p.m.
KIRK HOLDER: Bin 77 Bistro, 6:30 p.m.
CHRIS LEBLANC: On the Half Shell, Prairieville, 6:30 p.m.
JODY VICKNAIR: Crazy Dave's, Prairieville, 7 p.m.
JUSTIN RENDELL & ESCO MCCOLLUM: Tops Ultra Lounge, 7 p.m.
BLUES JAM: Big Dog Saloon, Denham Springs, 8 p.m.
DIXIE ROSE'S ACOUSTIC CIRCLE: Teddy's Juke Joint, Zachary, 8 p.m.
OPEN MIC JAM: Brickyard South, 9 p.m.
FUGITIVE POETS: La Divina Italian Café, 6 p.m.
MICAH LIPSMEYER: Sarita's Grill & Cantina, Denham Springs, 6 p.m.
UNITED WE JAM: Mi Padres, Prairieville, 6 p.m.
CARELESS WHISPER: Bin 77 Bistro, 6:30 p.m.
TAYLOR NAUTA: On the Half Shell, Prairieville, 6:30 p.m.
JOEL NEELY: Bayou Smokehouse, 7 p.m.
BILLY HARRIS: Big Mike's Sports Bar and Grill, Denham Springs, 7 p.m.
2 DOMESTIC 1 IMPORT: Mid Tap, 7:30 p.m.
CHRIS LEBLANC ACOUSTIC: Bottle & Tap, 7:30 p.m.
BLUES JAM WITH JAY MICHAEL: Phil Brady's, 8 p.m.
HENRY TURNER JR. & FLAVOR: Henry Turner Jr.'s Listening Room, 8 p.m.
N'TUNE: Culture Sports Bar, 8 p.m.
RYAN HARRIS & DENTON HATCHER WITH SWAMP FLOWERS: Red Stick Social, 8 p.m.
TODD O'NEILL: Laguna Beach Daiquiris, Denham Springs, 9 p.m.
SAILOR MOUTH + THE COOL CATS: The Grouse Room, Lafayette, 9 p.m.
THE EIGHTIES EXPERIENCE: Rock 'n' Bowl, Lafayette, 9 p.m.
GTO PARTY BAND: Rock 'n' Bowl, Lafayette, 8 p.m.
NIK-L-BEER: Atchafalaya Club, Henderson, 8:30 p.m.
BAD BONGO WITH MAGIC CRAWFISH: Blue Moon Saloon, Lafayette, 9 p.m.
THE GOOD DUDES: The Grouse Room, Lafayette, 9 p.m.
GENO DELAFOSE & FRENCH ROCKIN' BOOGIE: Rock 'n' Bowl, 5 p.m.
FORET TRADITION: Atchafalaya Club, Henderson, 5:30 p.m.
CEDRIC BURNSIDE: Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, 7:30 p.m.
CAJUN JAM: Blue Moon Saloon, Lafayette, 7 p.m.
MAGIC CRAWFISH: Rock 'n' Bowl, 7:30 p.m.
RICKSHAW BILLIE'S BURGER PATROL, OLE ENGLISH, FIRST STREET HOOLIGANS: The Freetown Boom Boom Room, Lafayette, 8 p.m.
JB SAAX BAND: The Grouse Room, Lafayette, 9 p.m.
Compiled by Marchaund Jones. Want your venue’s music listed? Email info/photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is 5 p.m. Monday for the following Friday’s paper.