Downtown Development DistrictA Passion for ProgressDowntown Events Coming Up...

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!

Download a copy of our updated Merchant Listing

Live after Five fall season continues with the V-Tones
The fall season of Live after Five continues this Friday with the V-Tones who formed in 2005 with one purpose in mind - to play great classic rock music that people can dance to. They consist of 4 doctors, one attorney and two general managers of car dealerships. They pride themselves with great vocal talent which allows them to cover just about any song. If you like classic rock and love to dance, come see the V-Tones.

AZ Young Park
Friday, September 16

Last week of Blue Dogs and Cajuns on the River at LSU MOA
Blue Dogs and Cajuns on the River 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.

LSU Museum of Art
Through September 18

Willow Oak Contemporary Ballet, An Evening of Dance at Manship Theatre
Willow Oak Contemporary Ballet is proud to present "An Evening of Dance" showcasing four premiere choreographic works by Artistic Director, Tamu Wilson Ortenzio, ranging in style from neo-classical ballet to contemporary. WOCB will present fresh, genre-crossing collaborations that beautifully marry classical renditions with a contemporary twist.

Manship Theatre
Saturday, September 17, 7:30PM
Sunday, September 18, 2PM

LSU VS. Mississippi State at Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
Join B & T's in the nightclub to watch the game on their large projection screen. B & T's is available for private parties and catering rentals during LSU football season, except for early games. DJ-On-Demand will be on-site after the game until closing, so come downtown to party with B & T's! No Cover!

Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
Thursday, September 15, 10AM - 2PM

Red Stick Green Drinks at Manship Theatre
Red Stick Green Drinks is a monthly gathering for environmentally minded Baton Rouge residents to meet, exchange ideas, and just generally have a good time! We have a lively mixture of people from NGOs, academia, government and business. Come along and you'll be made welcome. It's a great way of catching up with people you know and also for making new contacts. Everyone invites someone else along, so there's always a different crowd, making Green Drinks an organic, self-organizing network.

Manship Theatre
Thursday, September 15, 5:30PM

Canteen Boy and the Moonlighters at Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
This fierce group of Baton Rouge musicians knows how to "pass a good time." Come party with this unruly bunch of rockers and let your hair down!

Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
Friday, September 16

Beer For Breakfast at the Roux House
Hailing form multiple Southern Louisiana cities, members of Beer for Breakfast have been compiled from multiple up-and-coming acts throughout the area with a focus on bringing you a great party experience performing the hottest party hits that everyone enjoys.

The Roux House
Saturday, September 17

Main Street Market
Fall pumpkins have arrived and shoppers can choose from a variety of colors, shapes and sizes this weekend. The Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration will feature chef Kelly Patrick Williams of Tony Chacheres. Chef Williams and host chef Celeste Gill will highlight seasonal produce in easy recipes for the home cook. Shoppers can watch the demo and sample the finished dishes beginning at 10AM in the North Street seating area of Main Street Market. Musical entertainment this Saturday will include the Lagniappe Dulcimer Society at 8:30AM inside Main Street Market and blues duo Leblanc & Hoppenstedt outside at the Red Stick Farmers Market. The Red Stick Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 8AM-12PM at Fifth and Main Streets.

Main Street Market
Sunday, September 18

Cuisine Month at Foundation for Historical Louisiana
In Starving the South: How the North Won the Civil War, food scholar Andrew Smith takes an in-depth look at the war from a unique perspective: food production and distribution. He will lecture and sign his new book in Baton Rouge on Thursday, September 15, at the Old Governor's Mansion. The event, sponsored by the Foundation for Historical Louisiana, is free and open to the public. In his lecture at the Old Governor's Mansion, Smith will answer "Did hunger defeat the Confederacy?"

Old Governors's Mansion
Thursday, September 15, 12PM

Hotel Indigo's Inaugural Community Bike Ride
Registration begins at 7:30AM and the ride will begin at 8:30AM. The bike ride will consist of 3 rides, 5-mile / 15-mile / 25- mile and will be followed by a street party with food, refreshments prizes, face-painting and more. For more information visit

Hotel Indigo
Saturday, September 17, 8:30AM

Rock the Roof at the YMCA
Rock the Roof is a 3 on 3 basketball tournament being held on the 7th floor roof of the Third Street Lasalle parking garage. Literally take your game to new heights as players will experience a great view of the downtown and the river. There will be 4 divisions; middle school, high school, adult and 40 years and older. Entrance cost is $50 per team and the tournament will be double elimination. Cash prizes will be given to the adult winning team while Academy Sports and Outdoors will give prizes to the winning youth team. Registration begins at 8AM.

Third Street Lasalle Garage, 7th Floor Roof
Saturday, September 24, 9AM

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

227 Florida St.  |  Baton Rouge, LA 70801  |  (225) 389-5520 Office (225) 389-5523 Fax  |  8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F

PROFILE OPTIONS: Subscribe | Unsubscribe | Archives
If you are having trouble viewing this message, please click here.