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Merle Haggard at the River Center
The man behind country music's working man's anthems and a 2010 recipient of the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors for his lifetime of contributions to American culture, singer and songwriter Merle Haggard has hung his soul on the line with dozens of songs that bring a lyrical depth to tales of hard living. Tickets: $35 - $55 More info...

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River Center
Tuesday, August 9, 7:30PM

Jonathan Perry at Manship Theatre
Jonathan Perry, "The Cajun Ambassador", is one of the most sought after Cajun comedians in the world. Born and raised in the heart of "Cajun Country". He is a past king of the International Cajun Joke Telling Contest. He's been featured on television and in news articles and magazines through out the country. His delivery of true and "not so" true Cajun comedy will have you gasping for air! More info...

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Manship Theatre
Tuesday, August 9, 7PM

Singin' in the Rain
at Manship Theatre
Singin' in the Rain is a fun filled musical for the entire family. It´s no less than the stage adaptation of one of the most celebrated and beloved films of all time. Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make Singin' in the Rain the perfect entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals. More info...

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Manship Theatre
August 4 - 7

Blue Dogs and Cajuns on the River
This exhibit features over eighty original paintings and sculptures that illustrate the progression of George Rodrigue's forty-year career and reveal the origins of his iconic Blue Dog. The exhibition includes a series of Rodrigue's famous Blue Dog paintings from the New Orleans Museum of Art, as well as signature works from local collectors and the artist's personal collection. More info...

LSU Museum of Art
Through September 18

Baton Rouge Arts Market This Saturday
Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts in August at The Baton Rouge Arts Market! The Arts Market showcases original, hand-made works every first Saturday of the month from 8:00AM until 12:00PM at 5th and Main Streets in Downtown Baton Rouge. Shop with over 50 artists from Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Florida who will present original works of art in a variety of mediums including, pottery, jewelry, woodwork, textiles, photographs, glass, paintings, sculpture, hand-made soaps and so much more. More info...

Main Street Market
Saturday, August 6

Band Camp at The Roux House
Fronted by a powerful male / female singing duo Band Camp is very versatile in its range of songs and arrangements. Band Camp consists of accomplished musicians who have many years of performing experience. Come dance the night away with classic hits from the 70's with Band Camp this Friday night at the Roux House. More info...

The Roux House
Friday, August 5

Joe Hall and the Louisiana Cane Cutters at Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
Traditional Zydeco, Cajun, and Creole style band with a hard driving rythm section, Joe Hall and the Louisiana Cane Cutters plays creole tunes from days gone by along with ever so popular Boozoo Cavis tunes and at the same time keep it real with timely and much needed waltzes from legendary musician such as Boisec Ardoin, Canray Fontenot and Nathan Abshire. Joe Hall and the Louisiana Cane Cutters are very much known for all genre of Louisiana style music having a reputation of always having a fiddle player. Joe Hall is also one of the last Creole accordion players in this day and time. More info...

Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
Friday, August 12

National Farmers Market Week
Join farmers markets from across the country in the kick off of National Farmers Market Week August 6th through August 13th. Children will be invited to create special art cards for their favorite farmers. The weekly Fresh from the Market cooking show will feature chef Michael Loupe of the Kingfish Restaurant in the Capitol Hilton downtown. Chef Loupe will show market shoppers how to use a variety of late summer ingredients in healthy farm to table recipes. The cooking demonstration will begin at 10 AM in the North Street seating area of Main Street Market. he Red Stick Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 8AM-12PM at Fifth and Main Streets. More info...

Free First Sunday
First Sunday is a cooperative endeavor offered by downtown museums for free admission to events on the first Sunday of each month. Visit LASM, LSU MOA, and USS KIDD to explore all the wonderful things they have to offer for FREE!

Sunday, August 6

For a full listing of upcoming events, visit our website.

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