On Thursday, February 23 a VIP pre-party fundraiser will be held at Henry Turner Jr.’s Listening Room, from 6:00pm to midnight. The event will feature Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor, some of the Listening Room All Stars expected to include Uncle Chess and April “Sexy Red” Jackson, as well as special guests to be announced to date that include George Walker and Normal Bean with the Merry Prankster’s from Oregon. The venue is located at 2733 North Street, Baton Rouge LA 70802. A suggested donation of $25.00 and includes food. Non-alcoholic drinks and water are available for purchase. Attendees may BYOB.
The 4th Annual Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Festival will take place on Saturday, February 25 from 10:00am to 6:00pm at North Boulevard Town Square, located at 200 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70801. The family friendly event is free to the public. The exciting lineup of performers includes New Orleans’ legendary Al “Carnival Time” Johnson, George Walker and Normal Bean with the Merry Pranksters from Oregon, as well as Baton Rouge favorites Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor. Additional acts to date include Clarence “Pie Man” Williams and the Rouge Band, with the Listening Room All Stars of Uncle Chess, April “Sexy Red” Jackson, Lee Tyme and D-Whit. Also expected to perform are New York City’s blues band Brewster Moonface. More acts will be announced prior to the date. The event features a Vendor Village, Visual Artists and festival food and beverages.
Lawn seating, so bring your chairs!