Sierra Green and the Soul Machine
Nov
2
5:00 PM17:00

Sierra Green and the Soul Machine

Sierra Green and the Soul Machine

Genre: Funk, Soul, Blues and Top 40s

Get ready for a unique and exciting show from this New Orleans band! A little bit of everything from funk to rock, blues, soul, reggae, country, latin grooves and popular covers!

The perfect way to wrap up a fantastic season- don't miss Sierra Green and the Soul Machine at Live After Five!

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Foret Tradition
Oct
26
5:00 PM17:00

Foret Tradition

Ryan Foret & Foret Tradition

Genre: Swamp Pop

Foret formed Foret Tradition in 1999, when he was a senior in high school. Swamp pop came naturally to him, and we're glad it did! Arrive early and bring your dancing shoes, because we're going to break in the new City Hall Plaza dance floor on October 26!

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Press 1 for English
Oct
19
5:00 PM17:00

Press 1 for English

Press 1 for English

Genre: Party Cover

Press 1 for English is a unique collection of musicians, each bringing their own individual style and expertise to the table. United with years of experience in playing live music, the band is able to cover a wide variety of classics and current favorites. The result is a high-energy performance, full of musical precision and dynamic visuals.

 

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Abbey Road LIVE: Beatles Tribute
Oct
12
5:00 PM17:00

Abbey Road LIVE: Beatles Tribute

Abbey Road LIVE

Genre: Beatles Tribute

Straight from Athens, Georgia on the weekend of the LSU/Georgia game, Live After Five presents: Abbey Road LIVE!

The talented and popular Beatles Tribute band from Athens is coming to Downtown Baton Rouge, and they're ready to party like its 1960!

Costumes are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED! This is going to be a huge show. Let's show our friends from Athens how Baton Rouge can party! GO TIGERS!

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Walter Wolfman Washington and the Roadmasters + The Real School of Music
Oct
5
5:00 PM17:00

Walter Wolfman Washington and the Roadmasters + The Real School of Music

Walter Wolfman Washington and the Roadmasters + The Real School of Music

Genre: Blues

Walter “Wolfman” Washington has been a mainstay in the New Orleans music scene since
the early 1960s. He cut his teeth backing up some of the best singers and performers in New Orleans history including Lee Dorsey, Johnny Adams, and Irma Thomas before putting together his long time band The Roadmasters, who have been burning down and burning up local and national stages since their first gigs in the 1980s. This new record confirms what fans have known for years: Walter “Wolfman" Washington has soul to go along with that fire.


The Real School of Music

Formerly Baton Rouge Music Studios, The Real School of Music is a unique music education alternative. This special Live After Five performance will feature some of the best of young Baton Rouge talent. 

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Rockin' Dopsie, Jr. and the Zydeco Twisters
Sep
28
5:00 PM17:00

Rockin' Dopsie, Jr. and the Zydeco Twisters

Rockin' Dopsie, Jr. and the Zydeco Twisters

Genre: Zydeco

Rockin' Dopsie, Jr. (pronounced Doop' see) & The Zydeco Twisters are the greatest living practitioners of this music. Dopsie, Jr. presents zydeco with the conviction and authenticity of its rich heritage. His earliest musical memories are of his father's accordion playing. Dopsie, Jr. was given a basic accordion by his father at the age of nine. He taught himself to play, as had his father, by listening to and playing along with the radio. 

Rockin' Dopsie, Jr. & The Zydeco Twisters, still referred to as "Zydeco's Royal Family," have performed in Australia, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Sweden, and many other countries as well as throughout the United States. They have appeared at the most prestigious music festivals and fairs at home and abroad. 

Dopsie really heats things up whenever he and the band perform. Above all else, they create a high-energy, audience participation, dance 'til you drop, dynamic show. It all begins when you hear, "Ladies and Gentlemen, Rockin' Dopsie, Jr. & The Zydeco Twisters!" 
 

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After 8
May
4
5:00 PM17:00

After 8

After 8

Genre: Party Cover

Playing the music of the people at your favorite Friday night concert . . . get ready to dance! After 8's high energy mix will get any crowd on the dance floor. 

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Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble
Apr
27
5:00 PM17:00

Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble

Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble

Genre: Louisiana Zydeco, Soul and Blues

A Louisiana native, Curley Taylor's bluesy, soulful vocals and the band's hard driving Zydeco beat blend to create high-energy dance music for all audiences.  Curley's music is true to its roots in Zydeco and Blues, but contemporary enough to appeal to a broad range of music lovers.  Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble tour extensively throughout the US, playing festivals and clubs from New York to San Diego and from Florida to Seattle. Often playing to audiences who have never heard Zydeco music before, they make fans wherever they go. They've played major festivals including Rhythm and Roots in Ninigret RI,  the Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland OR and Jazz Fest in New Orleans.  When at home in Louisiana, you can find Curley in the studio working on his latest CD, or playing in one of the local clubs around the Lafayette/Opelousas area to the delight of his hometown fans.

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Wayne Toups
Mar
30
5:00 PM17:00

Wayne Toups

Wayne Toups

Genre: Zydecajun

High-energy showman Wayne Toups has long been dubbed “The Cajun Springsteen,” but now you can add the title “Grammy winner” to his name. On Feb. 10, 2013, Wayne was honored with his first Grammy Award. His CD The Band Courtbouillon with Steve Riley and Wilson Savoy was announced as Best Regional Roots Music Album at the prestigious ceremony.

“My feet still haven’t touched the ground,” says Toups. “It’s something I’ll never forget. We walked the red carpet and everything. It was all really pretty amazing. “It was my first nomination and my first win,” adds the Louisiana music maker with a grin. “I’m batting 1,000.”
The Grammy Award caps a wave of recent career highs for Wayne Toups. In 2009, he earned an Album-of-the-Year award from Offbeat magazine. In 2010, he was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. In 2011, he entered both the Gulf Coast Hall of Fame and the Cajun French Music Hall of Fame.

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CANCELED FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER: Mike Broussard & Night Train
Oct
27
5:00 PM17:00

CANCELED FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER: Mike Broussard & Night Train

CANCELED FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER

Mike Broussard & Night Train

Swamp Pop, R&B, Old Soul, Country, and Old Rock & Roll

Mike Broussard, Steve Broussard, Greg Brignac, Donald "Duck" Lambert, "Poochie" Bourgeois, Lynn Dugas, Alan Ray, and Philip Braud are all well known musicians in our region, and we're ready to put on our dancing shoes, and finish out the season with this high energy band. 

Come out and party with this unique Swamp Pop Band like only Louisianans can!

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Larry Garner
Oct
20
5:00 PM17:00

Larry Garner

Larry Garner

Blues | Louisiana Hall of Fame Inductee

Larry Garner and The Boogaloo Blues Band won the 5th Annual International Blues Challenge back in 1988, and has toured extensively since. Larry is a five-time Blues Music Award nominee, once for Most Promising Artist, and four times for Contemporary Male Blues Artist. 

Larry was inducted into the Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame in 2002. The BBC honored Larry as its Bluesman of the Year, and Larry was honored as Blues Songwriter of the Year three times. Larry was twice named Bluesman of the Year Award by Real Blues Magazine.

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Parish County Line
Oct
13
5:00 PM17:00

Parish County Line

Parish County Line

Country, Classic Rock, Southern Rock

Parish County Line is a cover band based out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. All 4 band members being from small towns in Louisiana and Mississippi, the music of Parish County Line has been shaped by classic country artists like George Jones, Merle Haggard, Randy Travis, and Hank Williams, Jr. to name a few. But, growing up in the 90's with artists like Alan Jackson and George Strait on the radio, PCL has a wide variety of influences.

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Bag of Donuts
Oct
6
5:00 PM17:00

Bag of Donuts

Bag of Donuts

Party Band

The New Orleans based quartet have been engaged in such endeavors for over two decades. Having celebrated their 25th anniversary in 2012, the momentum only seems to be building. Along with their flair for kabuki make-up and extravagant costumes, the four New Orleans natives cover songs in a style they have branded as Superpop: Any song popular from any era. Their flamboyant performances are a combination of ultimate showmanship, call and response audience participation, visual ingenuity, professional musicianship and pure entertainment with a nod to the comedy gods. With over 100 live dates each year, BOD have become headliners at festivals from Texas to Florida including an annual slot at the world famous French Quarter Festival which surpassed 700,000 attendees in 2014. Further building on that propulsion, New Orleans Magazine named them one of the most popular local acts along side Grammy winning heavyweights, Rebirth Brass Band. Their performances draw thousands at events for NFL, NBA and PGA. In addition, there is always a salute to their hometown which is at the heart of BOD’s charm.

To quote the band: “It ‘s like Mardi Gras all year long.”

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Supercharger
Sep
29
5:00 PM17:00

Supercharger

Supercharger

Classic Rock, Hits

SUPERCHARGER is a classic rock cover band that hails from the New Orleans Northshore area. This powerhouse quartet was formed in early 2007. Through the years they have continued to build a loyal fan base and an extensive song list which includes a great mix of those classic rock hits everyone sings along to and the hits you forgot you loved! Come see for yourselves, classic rock at its finest! SUPERCHARGER brings an energetic, fun rock show to their fans!

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River City Hit Squad
Sep
22
5:00 PM17:00

River City Hit Squad

River City Hit Squad

Modern Alternative, Pop, Hip Hop, '60s Soul, ‘70s Funk, and ‘80s Pop Rock

Some of Louisiana’s best musicians, entertainers and recording artists have come together to form the ultimate dance, pop, rock and R&B experience. This experience is collectively known as The River City Hit Squad. Seven diverse, experienced and charismatic performers invite you to a nonstop dance party that traverses from ‘60s Soul, ‘70s Funk, ‘80s Pop Rock to Modern alternative and Hip-Hop.

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Chubby Carrier
Sep
15
5:00 PM17:00

Chubby Carrier

Chubby Carrier

Zydeco | Grammy Award Winner

If you haven’t experienced the high energy, swamp funky zydeco sound of Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, it is high time that you join the legions of fans that have.

Once the accordion-playing virtuoso grabs the mic and takes to the stage with his band mates, audiences are treated to a show like no other. Chubby’s sound is infectious – a concoction of blues, 70s funk, rock and roll, and good-ole zydeco flavor – and makes even the most timid individuals get their feet a movin’.

Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band are turning heads around the world and bringing Louisiana flavor to the masses. The funky zydeco band’s latest release, “Zydeco Junkie,” earned one of the highest musical accolades when it was named Best Zydeco or Cajun Album during the 53rd annual Grammy Awards celebration in February 2011.

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Gina Brown + Jonathon Boogie Long
Sep
8
5:00 PM17:00

Gina Brown + Jonathon Boogie Long

Gina Brown

Blues, Jazz, Motown, Pop, Oldies, Hip-hop, Funk, Southern Soul

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Gina was Louisiana's best kept secret....not anymore! Gina is the new face and voice for Live After Five Sponsor, Louisiana Lottery.  She grew up in Mobile, Alabama. New Orleans has been her home base for the past 20 years.

Gina has shared the stage with many artist like Freddie Jackson, Gerald Levert, Etta James, Pattie Austin, Earl Turner, Fantasia and Ruben Studdard from American Idol! Gina especially enjoys performing with her favorites: Maze, Bad Company, Roberta Flack, Jon B., Regina Belle, Ann Nesby, the legendary Billy Paul. Her musical style varies from Blues, Jazz, Motown, Pop, Oldies, Hip-hop, Funk, and Southern Soul!


Jonathon Boogie Long

Blues, Soul, Rock and Funk

From Baton Rouge, Jonathon “Boogie” Long was born with the blues coursing through his veins. Brought up in a Southern Baptist community, he first picked up the guitar at the age of six, teaching himself old gospel songs. Years later, a teenage Long was playing weekly gigs at blues clubs and events around town. At age 14, he left school to lay down his roots touring with local legend Henry Turner Jr. and Flavor from 2003 to 2005. Long has played with Louisiana legends such as Larry Garner, Kenny Neal, and James Johnson at local Blues jams. Boogie has also shared the stage with standout musicians such as Warren Haynes and Govt Mule, Jimmy Vaughn, Greg Allman, ZZ Top, Dr. John, Rockin’ Dopsie, 3 Doors Down, Ellis Hall, Ann Wilson, Henry Gray, Lil Ray Neal, and Lou Marini of the Blues Brothers Band.

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Live After Five Fall 2017 Season
Aug
10
4:00 PM16:00

Live After Five Fall 2017 Season

Thank you for a great Spring 2017 season! Live After Five will be back in the Fall on September 8th and run through October 27th. Stay tuned for the line-up announcement!

Interested in becoming a sponsor, food or art vendor? Contact Lauren Lambert-Tompkins, DBA Managing Director at lauren@downtownbr.org or 225.250.7474.

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Flow Tribe + Shaun Ward Xperience
May
26
5:00 PM17:00

Flow Tribe + Shaun Ward Xperience

Shaun Ward Xperience

Genre: Jazz, R&B, Hip Hop, Experimental

Follow Shaun on his musical journey, as he fuzes Hip Hop, R&B, Soul, Funk, Jazz, and Rock through the strings of his blue violin. Are you Ready?!

Listen to Shaun Ward Xperience.

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Flow Tribe

Genre: Funk, Rock, Psychedelic and Blues

Members:
K.C. O'Rorke
Mario Palmisano
Chad Penot
Russel Olschner
Bryan Santos
John-Michael Early

Second line brass and Cuban-Caribbean rhythms meld with R&B, soul, rock, and hip-hop beats in high-energy performances that turn every Flow show into a celebration. For Flow Tribe, New Orleans is influence itself, the unparalleled free and easy city weaving its way into track after track of original scores that make up a single definition of sound, which they have dubbed “backbone-cracking music.” The Tribe can be found crisscrossing the US just about every week of the year, from Key West to California, including regular performances at the notable New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest and Voodoo Fest.

Listen to Flow Tribe.

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Hai Karate
May
19
5:00 PM17:00

Hai Karate

Hai Karate

Genre: 70's Horn Driven Funk and Soul

Members:
Parrish Sonnier
Tyra Bourgeois
Patrick Bordelon
Yve Braud
Paul Taranto
Steve Gonzales
Craig Millet
Everet Fekete
Jonathan Lyons

Hai Karate is an 8-piece horn band that specializes in 70s groove-oriented 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 much more. 

Listen to Hai Karate.

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Todd O'Neill Band
May
12
5:00 PM17:00

Todd O'Neill Band

Todd O'Neill Band

Genre: Country, Cajun and Zydeco

Members:
Todd O'Neill
Seth LeCoq
Jordy Guidry
Blasien LeBlanc

Country Music singer/songwriter Todd O’Neill has been perfecting his self-described “pure Louisiana soul” sound in countless honky-tonks and dance halls for more than a decade. Todd’s whiskey-soaked vocals recently earned him the reigning Champion title of the Nash Next Challenge, further cementing his place in Music City. Hailing from Hammond, Louisiana, Todd applied the homegrown creative philosophy he was raised on when crafting his unique musical recipe: blending Cajun zydeco and New Orleans R&B with Nashville’s reflective lyricism. Todd is currently working on his debut single, produced by Jay DeMarcus of Country supergroup, Rascal Flatts which is expected to impact Country radio in 2017 on Nash Next Records under the Big Machine Label Group umbrella. 

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Travis Thibodaux + Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble
Apr
28
5:00 PM17:00

Travis Thibodaux + Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble

Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble

Genre: Louisiana Zydeco, Soul and Blues

A Louisiana native, Curley Taylor's bluesy, soulful vocals and the band's hard driving Zydeco beat blend to create high-energy dance music for all audiences.  Curley's music is true to its roots in Zydeco and Blues, but contemporary enough to appeal to a broad range of music lovers.  Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble tour extensively throughout the US, playing festivals and clubs from New York to San Diego and from Florida to Seattle. Often playing to audiences who have never heard Zydeco music before, they make fans wherever they go. They've played major festivals including Rhythm and Roots in Ninigret RI,  the Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland OR and Jazz Fest in New Orleans.  When at home in Louisiana, you can find Curley in the studio working on his latest CD, or playing in one of the local clubs around the Lafayette/Opelousas area to the delight of his hometown fans.

Listen to Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble.

Watch Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble.


Travis Thibodaux

Genre: Cajun, Swamp Pop

From traditional Cajun and New Orleans artists, Country, Pop, Rock and everything in between, Travis's influences are endless. Travis wrote the famous song "Take My Hand," performed by Wayne Toups, when he was just a kid. When he's not playing solo, Travis is performing background vocals for the iconic rock band Journey. 

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Kristin Diable + Burris
Apr
21
5:00 PM17:00

Kristin Diable + Burris

Kristin Diable

Genre: Americana Soul Rock-N-Roll

Members:
Kristin Diable
Charles Lumar
Chris Adkins
Ben Alleman
Chris Davis

Kristin Diable has been exploring freedom and choice in her music ever since she picked up an open mic at a lounge in Baton Rouge and stunned the audience into silence. She rode that vibe, away to New York and then back to her native Louisiana like a storm front, one that shook New Orleans and cooled the air. And her newest album, Create Your Own Mythology, invokes her Louisiana and Americana roots, while firing a rock-and-roll shot across the bow of borrowed myths.

Listen to Kristin.

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Burris

Genre: Rock

Members:
Chris Hochkeppel - Guitar/Vocals
Stephen Bohnstengel and Andrew Moss - Bass
Ben Herrington - Keys/Vocals
Anton Zholondz - Violin
Kevin McMann - Saxophone
Matt Murray - Aux. Percussion
Tyler Hanson - Drums

Burris, based out of Baton Rouge, has formed a unique rock sound with hints of jazz and funk, described as “a gumbo of music!” 

Listen to Burris.

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Chase Tyler Band
Apr
14
5:00 PM17:00

Chase Tyler Band

Chase Tyler Band

Genre: Country, Blues and Southern Rock

Members:
Chase Tyler
John Pisciotta
Jude Hollier
J.D. White

Tailgate Sunset marks Chase Tyler's third full length release by this south Louisiana artist who has made a career of making great music since before he was old enough to drive. 

Listen to Chase Tyler.

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Chris Leblanc's Big Band
Apr
7
5:00 PM17:00

Chris Leblanc's Big Band

Chris Leblanc's Big Band

Genre: Rock and Blues

Chris Leblanc Big Band with Special Guests Kenny Neal and Luther Kent

Wowing audiences from town to town throughout America, Chris Leblanc is living his dream by going out and touching people with his vibrant "Big Man" persona and larger-than-life kind spirit!

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Kenny Neal is a second-generation southern Louisiana bluesman who is cognizant of the region's venerable blues tradition and imaginative enough to steer it in fresh directions. 

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Luther Kent is known for a big soulful voice and his big horn-based group Luther Kent & Trick Bag that mixed swinging blues with New Orleans R&B.

Listen to Luther Kent.

 From left to right: Kenny Neal, Chris Leblanc, Luther Kent

From left to right: Kenny Neal, Chris Leblanc, Luther Kent

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