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Louisiana Bicentennial Celebrations this weekend plus more!
Happy Birthday Louisiana
Downtown is certainly the place to be this weekend if you like FREE concerts and great weather. We've got five outdoor concerts and activities planned all around downtown this weekend.

Bayou Bicentennial Birthday Bash
The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame presents the Bayou Bicentennial Birthday Bash being held in the parking lot of Hollywood Casino, celebrating Louisiana's Bicentennial. The show features over two dozen artists, free cake, ice cream and Coca Cola with six hours of Louisiana music.

Hollywood Casino, 1717 River Road North
Sunday, April 29, 1PM

Bicentennial Family Homecoming
The Bicentennial Family Homecoming, sponsored by the Louisiana Bicentennial Commission, will be held at Capitol Park. The main stage will feature entertainment all day and pavilions representing different regions of the state will be set up in Capitol Park, highlighting their food, music and artisans.

Capitol Park, State Capitol grounds
Saturday, April 28, 11AM

Bicentennial Blues Concert
The Baton Rouge Blues Week - Bicentennial Blues Concert, at the Old State Capitol will feature Luther Kent Trick Bag Big Band with Chris LeBlanc, and special guest Tyree Neal band, plus Mr. Hinson & the Blisters.

Old State Capitol
Sunday, April 29, 1PM

Live After Five presents: Bag of Donuts
Live after five kicks off the music filled weekend with Bag of Donuts. The band covers a wide variety of music from the 1960's through today's top of the pop charts, including TV shows, commercials and movies. They are a New Orleans based quartet known for their wild stage antics, outlandish costumes and strange renditions of popular songs.

Galvez Plaza in North Boulevard Town Square
Friday, April 27, 5PM

Sunday in the Park
Sunday in the Park presents After8, an 8-piece band packing a powerful 3-piece horn section (trumpet, saxophone, and trombone), and a groove that is sure to keep you moving all day long. After 8 covers a wide variety of music, from the 1950s to today's hot hits, while adding a touch of New Orleans-style funk to a high energy show. Sunday in the Park is presented by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.

Town Lawn in North Boulevard Town Square
Sunday, April 29, Noon

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

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