Produced by the Downtown Business Association, Live After Five (#LA5) is recognized as the longest running, most successful outdoor concert series in the history of Baton Rouge. It is estimated that in excess of 100,000 people attend each year. The DBA announced in February of this year that they have partnered with Guaranty Media for the first time in the history of the event. Eagle 98.1 will serve as the lead station in the partnership for Guaranty Media.
There are eight shows in the Spring and eight in the Fall. The concerts are from 5pm-8pm at The Crest at Galvez Plaza on North Boulevard/Town Square.
Now in its 17th season, LA5 was awarded the BEST COMMUNITY EVENT in the Greater Baton Rouge Area by 225 Magazine in 2014 & 2015. With a consistent 8,000-person crowd each week, LA5 is now positioned as one of the premier outdoor concert series in the Nation. The community benefits are many as LA5 fans trek Downtown to eat, drink, dance, socialize and visit the many businesses located on the Baton Rouge Riverfront.
LA5 is not just a Downtown event, but a destination for the Greater Baton Rouge community, its surrounding parishes and beyond.
The concert is FREE — just bring your lawn chairs and dancing shoes, and be ready to start your weekend the Louisiana way!
ORIGINAL MUSIC NIGHT
David Borné is an alternative country singer/songwriter who has spent the past five years writing songs and gigging out of Nashville, after residing in Baton Rouge for 26 years of his life. Borné is releasing his much anticipated debut EP, Break My Heart, this Spring, with a tour in the works for the Summer.
Follow on Instagram and Twitter @davidbornemusic
MICHAEL JUAN NUNEZ
Michael Juan Nunez is a singer, guitarist and songwriter from South Louisiana whose music taps into the heart of American Southern culture. It’s fresh, and urgent, yet unmistakably sprouting from very deep roots. His music paints pictures of life, as seen through the eyes of Southern Louisiana. His guitar playing is raw and passionate…moaning, screaming, singing and driving modern day melodies, with echoes of long lost dancehalls. Michael’s own music has been featured in HBO’s hit series “True Blood,” as well as co-writing the theme song for the Amazon series “Cocked.” Michael Juan has recently finished recording his 5th album for ParishLine Records, which is being released in the early Spring of 2016.
Samantha Fish is an American blues singer, songwriter and musician who grew up in Kansas City, Mo. She started out playing drums, but when she was 15 she switched to the guitar. Fish frequently went to the Knuckleheads Saloon to hear touring Blues artists. After turning 18, she often joined in with the singers and bands who were performing there. Early influences were Keith Urban, Sheryl Crow and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
80S COVER BAND
Werewolf is an 80s rocksplosion for your ear holes. Be ready to be mystified by keyboard melodies, razzles by riffs and dazzled by drum solos. Don’t Stop Believing that we’re all Living on a Prayer. And Don’t You Forget About Me just because You Give Love a Bad Name. Admit it, you’re Hungry Like the Wolf to see Purple Rain Downtown. Are you ready to rock out with your favorites from the legendary Bon Jovi, Duran Duran, Journey and Simple Minds, to name a few?
90 DEGREES WEST
90 Degrees West is a 7-piece, high-energy, modern country band based out of New Orleans. They cover such artists as Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, and many more. They also has a library of original music. Be sure to come out to win tickets to Bayou Country Superfest from partner Visit Baton Rouge.
KENNY FIFE AND BAC TRAC
Kenny Fife and The The Bac Trac Band have been in existence for more than 40 years and are based out of Gonzales, La. Today members consist of Kenny Fife (Guitar,Vocals), Kit Duncan (Keyboards), Allen “Alon” Gautreau (Saxaphone,Vocals), Charlie Moran (Bass Guitar, Vocals), Johnny “Dog” Sanchez (Percussion and Vocals) Kolby Delaune (Sound Technician). The Bac Trac Band has 5 CD’s to its credit, which has sold more than 10,000 copies locally. The Bac Trac Band categorizes its music as Swamp Pop or South Louisiana Music, basically Rhythm & Blues, 50s and old rock n’ roll.
It’s been quite the rollercoaster ride, but the eight members of Austin’s critically acclaimed soul collective Mingo Fishtrap have found their sweet spot. Now four albums deep, the 8-piece outfit has honed its sound, rubbed shoulders with musical idols, and delivered powerhouse live shows to crowds of thousands in the years since the band’s inception in a tiny dorm room in Denton, Texas. Self-proclaimed Austin.Texas.Soul, Mingo Fishtrap will wrap of the Baton Rouge-based Spring season of Live After Five.
BATON ROUGE MUSIC STUDIO
The students of Baton Rouge Music Studios “Blues Project” perform blues, R&B, and rock from many different decades. Close your eyes and you wouldn’t know these were middle and high school kids!
Baton Rouge Music Studios LLC is a full-service music education facility serving all ages and musical instruments through private and group music lessons.
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