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FEST For All Baton Rouge Louisiana April 30 - May 1, 2011

This is the schedule for the Fest-For-All Festival in downtown Baton Rouge in May, 2011 on Saturday & Sunday April 30 - May 1, 2011.

The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge Presents FestForAll, Baton Rouge’s Premier Art and Music Festival! FestForAll is FREE and For Everyone to Enjoy!

Join us for a full weekend of art and entertainment along North Boulevard, on the grounds of the Old State Capitol, and the Shaw Center for the Arts. The hours on Saturday, April 30th are 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and on Sunday, May, 1st are Noon – 6 p.m. FestForAll is a showcase for all the great things that are going on in Baton Rouge. It is an opportunity for families to come downtown and eat, play, dance, and shop. Visitor's will preview Baton Rouge's visual arts, music, and dance in a wonderful festival atmosphere. Check out the great music line-up for 2011!

Great shopping with over 100 visual artists from over a dozen states! Shop for pottery, woodwork, stained glass, jewelry, and much more from award winning master craftsmen! The more you shop the better your chances of winning FestForAll prizes! Each time you spend $30 with a visual artist, enter to win prizes by bringing your receipts to the Visitor Information Booth. Prizes courtesy of Country Roads Magazine and the Arts Council.

FestForAll's Children's Village coordinated by the Junior League of Baton Rouge will feature musicians, puppeteers, storytellers, jugglers, magicians, stilt walkers, and lots of hands-on art activities! Kids can partake in over a dozen hand-on art activity stations and watch fun and entertaining stage performances on the Children's Village Stage on the grounds of Louisiana's Old State Capitol.

The Spring Art Walk, Saturday, April 30th from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. will display art inside downtown businesses, coordinated by the Downtown Development District. The Velo des Artes Bicycle Ride, a tour of public art in downtown Baton Rouge and surrounding neighborhoods on Sunday morning, May 1st before riding to FestForAll opening at Noon.

The Velo des Artes Bicycle Ride is coordinated by the Baton Rouge Advocates for Safe Streets (BRASS). Anyone who rides a bike to the fest can conveniently park at the BRASS bike corral while enjoying the festival. Learn about bike safety and etiquette from the fine folks with the Capital Region Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Campaign.

The Country Roads American Gothic Photo Booth Be sure to sign-up for Country Roads e-blast and become a piece of classic art by having your picture taken at FestForAll. These souvenir photos will be accessible after the festival at Country Roads site ». Silly and artful props provided! Be sure and get yourself gussied-up and strut your stuff for the FestForAll Costume Contest. Trophies will be awarded for best costumes, as decided by festival judges. Costumes that celebrate art, culture, Baton Rouge, and Louisiana are encouraged. Registration end at Noon on Thursday, April 28th. To register visit Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge site ».

Preview Party & Opening Reception

The FestForAll Preview Party & Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, May 1st from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the LA State Museum, 4th Street and Spanish Town Road

FestForAll has a distinguished 30-year history garnering a reputation as one of Louisiana’s premier arts events attended by thousands. FestForAll was begun in 1974, at the request of the Mayor’s office, to celebrate our community’s cultural diversity through the arts. In 2003 after a brief hiatus and in response to public demand, this most popular Baton Rouge festival returned under the direction of the original presenter, the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.

Fest For All Music Schedule 2011:
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Baton Rouge Music Studios (Rock music of the 80’s)
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Phat Hat (Popular Hits)
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Betsy Braud & Company (Jazz)
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Jake Smith (Soul/Rock)
4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Papa Grows Funk (New Orleans Funk)
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Jace Everett (Grammy Nominee - Country/Blues)

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca (Congo Rumba)
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. The Bedlamville Triflers (Rockabilly)
2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. N’Fungola Sibo Dance & Drum Company
4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. David Egan & Buddy Flett (Blues)
5:45 p.m. – 7 p.m. Caesar Brother’s FunkBox (New Orleans Brass)

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band (Grammy Winner / Zydeco)
1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Herman Jackson’s Big Band (Jazz / R & B)
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Michael Foster Project (Brass)
4:45p.m. – 6 p.m. Henry Gray & The Cats (Blues)

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Quiana Lynell and The Lush Life (Jazz / Funk / Soul)
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Polly Pry (Folk / Americana)
3 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. LSU Jazz Quartet (Jazz)
4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble (Zydeco / R & B

For more information on FestForAll, call the Arts Council at 225-344-8558 or visit their website at www.artsbr.org
No ICE CHESTS and no pets, except for seeing-eye dogs!

Please listen to Clarence's Cajun radio program in Baton Rouge on Saturdays 7pm-9pm on WBRH 90.3 FM View Clarence's Baton Rouge Cajun and Zydeco Schedule.

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