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Weekend Events!
What's happening Downtown this weekend?
Check out our Weekend Events list to keep tabs on what's hot downtown each week! For more info, visit our site at the link below!

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Arts Market Saturday
The Baton Rouge Arts Market takkes place every first Saturday of the month from 8:00AM until 12:00PM at 5th and Main Streets in Downtown Baton Rouge. Featuring 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. The Arts Market regularly features free children's art activities from 9:00AM until 12:00PM at the Arts Market's Kids Booth. The Baton Rouge Arts Market is held in conjunction with the weekly Red Stick Farmers Market and the Main Street Market.

Saturday, September 2

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 the LASM, LSU MOA, and USS KIDD and explore all the wonderful things they have to offer for FREE!

Sunday, September 3

Red Dress Thursdays at Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
Red Dress Thursdays is a social happy hour hosted by the McGlynn, Glisson & Mouton Law Firm, Varsity Title and this week's co-sponsor the Downtown Development District. Come out for some live music, appetizers, delicious happy hour specials and great company. Despite the title, it's a casual affair, so come as you are.

Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
Thursday, September 1, 4:30PM - 7PM

Herman Jackson and His Big Band at Manship Theatre
This Baton Rouge native and jazz celebrity has performed in places such as, Austin City Limits, Berlin Jazz Festival, Lou Rauls Telethon, Conan O'Brien Show and many others! Jackson has performed and/or recorded with known artists including Al Green, B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Branford Marsalis, Professor Longhair, Rufus Reid, Irma Thomas, Percy Sledge and much more! Tickets: $20

Manship Theatre
Saturday, Septmeber 3, 8PM

Ladies Night Late Night at Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
Take your time getting ready to come Downtown to party and stop in for Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's ladies night late night, a night geared to those feminine night owls who like to party late into the evening. DJ Wildcard will be spinning dance tunes that promise to keep you dancing and partying well past the midnight hour.

Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
Thursday, September 1

Flatbed Honeymoon at Red Star
Flatbed Honeymoon formed in the early 2000s around the songwriting duo of two Louisiana State University English professors Eric Schmitt and Randolph Thomas. The current Flatbed Honeymoon lineup has opened for the likes of Guy Clark, David Olney, and Jimmy LaFave. The self-produced album The Traveler was released in April of 2011. Come out for what is sure to be a great time.

Red Star
Friday, September 2

True Too Life at the Roux House
True Too Life is south Louisiana's newest breed of variety party band. Five talented and diverse players presenting the best in modern and classic pop, urban, rock, Motown and alternative music. A live show best described as energetic and infectious. Each member pushes with and against each other to drive timeless songs into a new dimension, one that's modern but appealing to all ages and tastes.

The Roux House
Friday, September 2

Smith Creamery at the Market
BREADA will host a reception at first Saturday Market for the Smith's to give our shoppers an opportunity to say hello and wish the Smith's well. And it will give the Smith's a chance to thank their supporters here for their letters, support and contributions during this very difficult time. We will have cake and cookies and they will offer their chocolate milk. Please plan to stop by and say hello. The Red Stick Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 8AM-12PM at Fifth and Main Streets.

Main Street Market
Sunday, September 3

Happy Birthday Hilton Capitol Center!
The Hilton Capitol Center, formerly the Heidelberg and Capitol House Hotel is celebrating its 5th birthday today. The hotel opened 5 years ago on Huey P. Long's Birthday.

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

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