The Baton Rouge Symphony kicks off the Fall 2013 Live After Five season. This will be the first time the Symphony will lead a Live After Five production, and it will be one to remember. They will perform a Patriotic tribute, American favorites, such as Duke Ellington and John Williams, and hits from Blockbuster movies and Broadway shows. Founded in 1947, the Baton Rouge Symphony is the oldest arts organization in the region and the oldest professional orchestra in the state. The Symphony is led by Music Director Timothy Muffitt and Associate Conductor David Torns. The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra’s season consists of the 7-concert Investar Bank Masterworks series, 3-concert Lamar Family Chamber Series and new 3-concert All Star Automotive Pops Series. The Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation “Great Performers in Concert” series has brought world-class talent to Louisiana’s Capital City for the past 10 years. These 1-night only concerts, in collaboration with the orchestra, have featured artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Renee Fleming, Chris Botti and Natalie Cole. Most recently, the series celebrated its 10-year Anniversary with the legendary Diana Ross and Tony Award-winner, Audra McDonald. The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra also reaches more than 7,000 young people per year while conducting numerous education and outreach programs.
Rockin' Dopsie Jr. & The Zydeco Twisters
Rockin’ Dopsie & The Zydeco Twisters have been performing steadily for many years, touring the USA and Europe. When they hit the stage, the result is always the same, the audience goes wild. More than just a Zydeco band, they cover many styles of music, including Soul, R&B and Blues with a dash of New Orleans Funk. Bringing Louisiana to the world may be the best description for Rockin’ Dopsie & The Zydeco Twisters. They come from a variety of cultural backgrounds from the Louisiana Swamps to the smoky bar rooms of New Orleans. They hit the stage running with nothing held back, and the crowd always gets a high energy show that keeps them coming back for more.
In 2007, eight of New Orleans seasoned musicians joined together to create MoJEAUX, Louisiana's most diverse and energetic party experience. Their versatile repertoire of R&B, Motown, Oldies, Top 40, Rock, Hip-Hop, Funk and Disco keeps audiences entertained. Known as The South's Premier Party Band, The Official Band of the New Orleans Hornets and the New Orleans Saints, MoJEAUX is a must see!
Jaryd Lane & the Parish
There is a sense of honesty, integrity, richness and power that speaks true through the sounds of Jaryd Lane. He connects to ordinary working people through lyrics that make a simple testament to their dreams, aspirations and hopes in a Lynyrd Skynyrd-grit and Bob Seger-drifter acoustic kind of way. With a vibe primarily based off of Southern roots, this rootsy rocker has earned the respect of music lovers ranging from rock to country to blues. Hailing from the Gulf Coast of South Louisiana, Lane has opened for acts, including Bad Company, Travis Tritt, Kenny Wayne Sheppard and Edwin McCain. He recently regrouped members and is getting back to basics with an acoustic based rootsy rockin' Southern sound with his new band ‘THE PARISH’.
Rusty Yates has played music venues throughout the United States and Canada in his music career and is considered by many to be one of the premier performer’s in the country. Rusty hand picks his band, so you can be assured they are some of the best musicians around. Although Rusty has his own sound, his music brings to mind the best of Delbert McClinton, vocals comparable to BB King, but with a touch of old school Ray. Rusty Yates is a real performer, and you will leave your experience with the Rusty Yates Band just shaking your head.
Although known at the "Voice of the Louisiana Lottery," Gina Brown isn't the girl who grew up in Mobile, Ala., singing commercial jingles anymore. Gina, who now calls New Orleans home, has shared the stage with many artists, including Pattie Austin, Bad Company, Regina Belle, Roberta Flack, Etta James, Gerald Levert, Earl Turner and Ruben Studdard from "American Idol." Her musical style varies from Blues, Jazz, Motown, Pop, Oldies, Hip-hop and Funk.
Hai Karate is an 8- piece horn band that specializes in 70s groove-oriented horn driven music. Their dynamic set includes music by Tower of Power, Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire, Steely Dan, Ohio Players, Average White Band, Kool & The Gang, The Isley Brothers and many more. Hai Karate frequently plays clubs and festivals and is known throughout the area as a high energy 70s horn band.
David St. Romain
Hailing from the Central Louisiana town of Alexandria, David St. Romain has steadily built his reputation as an entertainer, playing high energy, musically diverse shows driven by what may be his biggest asset: a powerful, soul-drenched voice. America got a taste of David's promising talents when he made the finals of "Nashville Star" in 2007. David's diverse influence comes from the pop-country sound of Kenny Rogers, heavy metal rock of Metallica and Guns N' Roses, and new wave 90s Country of Garth Brooks. If you are not already familiar with David St. Romain, you will be by the end of his next "standing ovation" performance.
Dec. 5, 2013
Restaurant IPO (421 3rd St.)
WHAT TO EXPECT:
DBA Monthly Event: Holiday Social
Please join us at Restaurant IPO to kick-off the holiday season and celebrate a successful year as it comes to an end. Meet & mingle with fellow members, enjoy complimentary tasty treats and drink specials. There may even be a few Secret Santa Surprises, so come and enjoy.
A courtesy RSVP is appreciated.
City Gelato makes the best gelato in the Baton Rouge area! With three locations: at Main Street Market Downtown, City Park (next to the Dog Park) and a mobile cart, they are dedicated to bringing fresh gelato to residents and visitors of Baton Rouge alike. City Gelato was founded with the sole idea of popularizing of fresh artisanal gelato through the Baton Rouge metro area. Its balanced nutritional value (three times less fat than ice-cream), pronounced flavors and lack of commercial preservatives and stabilizers makes it a healthier, and in many times, yummier alternative of ice-cream.