Category: DBA Announcements

Ready to Groove? Live After Five’s Fall 2023 Lineup is Here!

Live After Five, Baton Rouge 2022 Michael Foster Project © Jordan Hefler

Downtown Business Association is proud to announce that Live After Five’s first concert of the Fall 2023 season will be featuring Chris Leblanc, a BR favorite and Louisiana Hall of Famer, on September 15, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm at Rhorer Plaza in Downtown Baton Rouge. Featuring 6 Friday concerts every spring and fall, Live After Five is the largest FREE concert series in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This season’s series is better than ever, and offers a diverse lineup of talented artists, local food and art vendors, spectacular performances, and a lively, memory-making atmosphere for everyone in Baton Rouge, completely free of charge.


“We are extremely thrilled to announce the latest season of Live After Five,” Kyley Catalano, DBA’s Interim Managing Director and Live After Five Event Coordinator said, “It means so much to help curate a free event that not only shows what Downtown Baton Rouge has to offer, but also one that brings joy and a sense of pride to our community.” Catalano also mentioned that event attendees frequently bring out lawn chairs, picnic blankets, and lots of dancing, all in support of local Louisiana vendors.


Check out the this season’s full lineup:
September 15th: Chris LeBlanc Band
September 22nd: The Mixed Nuts Present: SUPAFLY
September 29th: Shaun Ward Xperience
October 13th: D.K. Harrell
October 20th: New Breed Brass Band
October 27th: After 8


Need more? Listen to our Fall 2023 Groove Guide on Spotify.


Click here to learn more about Live After Five, its sponsors, or how to sponsor this free community event visit!

Work Downtown, Play Downtown

Downtown employees: this one’s for you! Join us every week, Monday-Friday, from 4pm-7pm at the following downtown locations for specials just for you.
How to Participate:
1) Show a Downtown business card, LA State, or City-Parish badge to any participating business
2) Receive special Happy Hour menu or special pricing
  • BENGAL TAP ROOM: 20% Off All Food (Dine-In Only)
  • BLEND WINE BAR: 25% Off Cheese and Charcuterie Boards
  • BOUDREAUX & THIBODEAUX: $4 Abita Beer; $4 Fireball; $4 Jaeger; $4 Rumplemintz
  • BRICKYARD SOUTH: Free Shot of Jameson or Avion w/ Beer Purchase
  • CAPITAL CITY GRILL: Regular Happy Hour Extended to 7pm
  • CECELIA CREOLE BISTRO: 50% Off Select Bottles of Wine
  • COCHA: $10 Cocktail of the Day; 10% Off All Appetizers/Starters
  • COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT: 20% Off Entire Bill (Bistro & Bar)
  • GEORGE’S PLACE: $1 Off Premium Liquor
  • THE GREGORY (AT THE WATERMARK): $10 French 75; $10 Sazerac; $10 Gin/Vodka Martini; $15 Charcuterie Board
  • HAPPY’S IRISH PUB: $5 Moscow Mule; $5 Irish Mule
  • HILTON (KINGFISH LOUNGE): 50% Off All Appetizers
  • HOTEL INDIGO (KING BAR & BISTRO): Ask for special
  • JOLIE PEARL OYSTER BAR: 20% Off Entire Menu
  • PASTIME RESTAURANT: 10% All Food (Dine-In Only); 2-For-1 Draft; Regular Happy Hour Extended to 7pm
  • RIVER ROOM: 20% Entire Tab
  • SCHLITTZ & GIGGLES: Ask for special
  • SQUEAKY PETE’S: 20% Off Entire Tab
  • STROUBES: Regular Happy Hour Extended to 7pm
  • THE VINTAGE: 10% Off All Food & Drink *Secret Menu Upon Request*