Clarence's info on Baton Rouge Blues Week Festival 2011


Baton Rouge Blues Week entering the 15th year, featured concerts in the Manship Theater, Teddy's Juke Joint, Chelsea's and Boudreaux and Thibadeaux's with blues dishes, blues tv show, radio programs, seminars April 17-25, 2011. The Slim Harpo Awards, The Baton Rouge Blues Festival, Sunday in the Park, Jam Sessions - Plan to be in Baton Rouge and make day trips to New Orleans and Lafayette "In the Middle of the Most Musical 125 Mile on Earth.

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The 2011 Baton Rouge Blues Festival is in Repentance Park between River Center and Old State Capital on River Rd, Downtown Baton Rouge. In addition to the one day Blues Festival, there is an entire week of Blues events as follows:

Baton Rouge Blues Week Cox 4 Special Watch the special at the times below
Monday 4/25 1:00pm
Tuesday 4/26 1:00pm
Wednesday 4/27 10:00pm
Thursday 4/28 4:30am
Friday 4/29 6:00am
Saturday 4/30 6:00pm

Sunday, May 1st
Sunday in the park with Herman Jackson Lafayette St / Shaw Center noon - 3pm

Monday, May 2nd
Big Blue Monday - Lil Ray Neal, James Johnson, Rudy Richard, Henry Gray, Mem Shannon & friends at Teddy's Juke Joint 7pm

Tuesday, May 3nd
Maxine Crump, a charter member of the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation will talk about the history of blues music in Louisiana and the state of blues music in Baton Rouge today. Carver Branch Library noon - 1pm Music Publishing / Songwriter Business Panel 5:30pm - 8pm at The Old Govenors Mansion 524 North Blvd. Bo Goldsen-Criterion Music Corp. Los Angeles Peter Burke- PS Burke Music Co. Johnny Palazzotto - panel moderator - Rhythm Nation Music Co.

Wednesday, 4th
Ed Markham, noted blues historian will discuss the1964 classic blues film "And This is Free: The Life and Times of Chicago's Legendary Maxwell Street". This film looks at the blues musicians who were performing during this historic era in blues history. Carver Branch Library noon - 1pm
Dixie Rose & Friends at Teddy's Juke Joint 6pm
Baton Rouge Music Studio students "Music in the Schools" jam session at Chelsea's 6pm - 8pm

Thursday, May 5th
Everett Parker, Instructor of Black Vocal Music and Director of Gospel Choirs at LSU will present “The Gospel In Blues” This interactive talk will explore the relationship of gospel texts and blues tunes within the themes of African-American cultural history. The progression of these “Gospel Blues” will be explored from approximate inception to current day, inclusive of the cultural ramifications that were concurrent with its development. The talk will also feature a live demonstration of this music complete with audience participation. Carver Branch Library noon - 1pm
Sam Joyner & Teddy's Sharecroppers w/ Selwyn Cooper at Teddy's Juke Joint 6pm
Baton Rouge Blues Week Jam Session with Elvin Killerbee & Friends at Boudreaux & Thibodeaux at 8pm

Friday, May 6th
AZ Young Park 5pm - 8pm at Live After Five Baton Rouge All Star Blues Jam Featuring: Oscar Davis, Ernest Scott, Rudy Richard, James Johnson
Elvin Killerbee, John Lisi, Kenny Acosta, Chicago Al and more Baton Rouge Blues Week All Star Jam - Live After Five at New State Park 5pm - 8pm
The Pack at Teddy's Juke Joint 9pm
Brian Sivils (delta blues) at Boudreaux & Thibodeaux (balcony) 7pm - 10pm
Selwyn Cooper (swamp blues) at Boudreaux & Thibodeaux (nightclub) 8pm - 12am
John Lisi & Delta Funk at Chelsea's at 10pm

Saturday, May 7th
Baton Rouge Blues Festival with Delbert McClinton, Jimmie Vaughan, Henry Gray w/ Tabby Thomas & Carol Fran, Moreland & Arbuckle, Jimbo Mathus & Tri-State Coalition, Sue Foley & Peter Karp and Mr. Hinson & The Jazz Blisters 10am - 12 noon
Baton Rouge Blues Festival
Mr. Hinson & The Blisters 12 noon
Sue Foley & Peter Karp 12:45pm
Jimbo Mathus & Tri-State Coalition 2pm
Moreland & Arbuckle 3:15pm
Henry Gray /Tabby Thomas / Carol Fran 4:30pm
Jimmie Vaughan & Whirly Birds w/ Lou Ann Barton 6pm
Delbert McClinton 8pm

O.M.T. Band at Teddy's Juke Joint 9pm
The Tony Goulas Band (Louisiana blues) at Boudreaux & Thibodeaux (nightclub) 9:45pm - 1:45am

Sunday, May 8th
Sunday in the Park with Marcia Ball Lafayette St / Shaw Center noon - 3pm

The official web site for the Baton Rouge Blues Festival is
and the official web site for the Baton Rouge Blues Week is

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