Downtown Baton Rouge is rocking and rolling this weekend with live music and food events. But, a lot of fun activity means a lot of traffic. Here’s what is happening in Downtown Baton Rouge on Oct. 10 and 11.
Thursday, Oct. 10
Kicking off the weekend is the 32nd annual Jambalaya Jam at North Boulevard Town Square. The jambalaya starts cooking at 5:00 pm and wraps up at 8:00 pm. See more about the Jambalaya Jam here.
Keep an eye out for the Council on Aging Taste of Baton Rouge happening Thursday night, too. See people rolling in for that 6:30 to 11:00 pm.
Thursday night’s big act is Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band. The band takes the stage at the Raising Canes River Center at 7:30 pm. Event doors open at 6:15 pm, so expect a lot of activity at that time.
But, the live music and good times don’t stop there.
Friday, Oct. 11
The fun continues Friday night with Live After Five. The local favorite concert series starts at 5:00 pm with the 17th Floor band. Learn more about the Live After Five lineup.
Plus, the River Center keeps rocking with Lauren Daigle’s sold out tour hitting the stage at 7:30 pm. People begin piling into the building around 6:00 – 6:30 pm.
Finally, the Council on Aging returns with an expo from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.
It sounds like a fairly busy weekend for Downtown Baton Rouge. So, be prepared for traffic and parking needs.
Parking and Traffic
There should be plenty of parking for the River Center concert goers. You can park at any of these lots or garages within walking distance:
- River Center East & West Garages — located at the corner of St. Louis and Government Street
- Belle of Baton Rouge Mayflower Street Parking Garage — located on Mayflower Street
- Belle of Baton Rouge River Road Parking Garage — located on River Road
- 3rd Street Garage — located at the corner of 3rd Street and Convention
- Lipsey Parking Lot — located at the corner of St. Philip and South Boulevard
Of course, think about your time. All Downtown visitors should leave home early to arrive to their destinations early. Give yourself plenty of time to safely handle the traffic and find parking.
Also, it is probably wise to avoid Downtown Baton Rouge altogether if you don’t need to go through the area. However, if you are passing through, consider these alternative routes.
- Convention Street
- Florida Boulevard
- Highland Road
- River Road