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7th Annual Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Festival slated for Feb. 22

7th Annual Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Festival slated for Feb. 22

The 7th Annual Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Festival will be held Saturday, February 22 from 10am to 7pm at North Boulevard Town Square. The event features live music, a Vendor’s Village and Food Court. It’s family-friendly and free to the public. Lawn seating. No ice chests. The venue is located at 200 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70801.

This year’s festival lineup, on the Galvez Crest Stage, features blues, soul, R&B, reggae, Latin and gypsy jazz, pop/rock, spoken word and comedy. Confirmed to date are Henry Turner, Jr. & Flavor, SmokeHouse Porter and Miss Mamie, The Listening Room All-Stars that include ‘Nspire, Wyanda Paul, Lee Tyme, Xavie Shorts, Larry “LZ” Dillon, and comedian Eddie “Cool” Deemer. Additional performers are Clarence “PieMan” Williams and Pastor Leon Hitchens. Touring acts include KK & the Reverend Blues Revival from Arkansas, King Baby from Houston, Young In A Million from Nashville, Jessi Campo from Miami, with Geovane Santos and Urban Gypsy headed in from New Orleans. Also expected is Emanuel Casablanca from New York, along with surprise guests. DJ is Teddy “Lloyd” Johnson of Teddy’s Juke Joint. (Please visit website for exact performance times.)

Sponsors to date include Visit Baton Rouge, Mr. Outstanding, Cutting Edge, Downtown Development District, and Blue Runner. Vendor slots are still available through EW Media Group.

This years’ event is presented by Henry Turner Jr’s Listening Room Museum Foundation a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

The 7th Annual Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Festival will also hold a Pre-Party on Thursday, February 20 at Henry Turner, Jr.’s Listening Room located at 2733 North Street from 8pm to midnight. Tickets are $25.00 and come with a soul food buffet.

For more information, including VIP packages, please log on to www.batonrougemardigrasfestival.com or call 225-802-9681.

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