Category: Live After Five

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!

Live After Five Returns October 1

The Downtown Business Association will launch the Live After Five concert series on October 1. The season that was scheduled to begin August 20 was postponed because of the rapid surge in COVID-19 cases throughout the Baton Rouge area, but the association has received support from the city-parish administration to revive the long-awaited free community event.

 

“We are excited to announce that Live After Five is finally back!” Gordy Rush, the association’s board president, stated.

 

The Downtown Business Association has produced the popular Live After Five free concert series for over 20 years with the support of the City of Baton Rouge and private sponsors and donors.

 

“We’re ready to bring back live music and community events, but we must do so safely,” Lauren Lambert-Tompkins, the association’s managing director, said. “We’re asking our attendees to practice personal responsibility. If you have been exposed to COVID-19 or are symptomatic, please do not come to Live After Five.”

 

In early 2021, the Downtown Business Association launched a social media campaign to “Socialize Responsibly,” encouraging Baton Rouge residents to get vaccinated and take appropriate COVID-19 safety precautions so that businesses would see a boost in the local economy after a drought of activity. 

 

The event organizers are encouraging physical distancing during the concert, wearing masks when standing in vendor lines, and utilizing the hand sanitation centers that will be provided throughout the event footprint.

 

“This is a spacious outdoor concert,” said Lambert-Tompkins. “We’re confident that we can provide a safe and fun event that will support our local businesses and performers. So put on your dancing shoes, and we’ll see ya downtown!”

 

The concerts will be held at the Crest Stage in Rhorer Plaza, the city green space between Louisiana’s Old State Capitol and the River Center Branch Library, from 5:00-8:00 pm each evening with the following lineup:

 

October 1: Curley Taylor + Erica Falls
presented by Live After Five and the BR Blues Fest

October 8: Shaun Ward Xperience

October 15: After 8

October 22: Phat Hat

October 29: Werewolf
Halloween Costume Party!

November 5: The Mixed Nuts

 

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Live After Five is Postponed Until Further Notice

Live After Five Fall 2021 Concert Series Postponed Due to Rapid Surge of COVID-19 Cases in Baton Rouge

 

The Downtown Business Association has postponed its Live After Five concert series that was scheduled to begin August 20 because of the rapid surge in COVID-19 cases throughout the Baton Rouge area and associated public health restrictions.

 

“We are disappointed that the start of our Fall 2021 concert series will be delayed, but we believe this is the most responsible and practical decision,” Gordy Rush, the association’s board president, stated. “We are optimistic that we will be able to launch the 2021 concert series once the current surge has subsided.” 

 

The Downtown Business Association has produced the popular Live After Five free concert series for over 20 years with the support of the City of Baton Rouge and private sponsors and donors.

 

DBA typically produces both a spring and fall season of Live After Five each year, but there has not been a concert since 2019 due to the ongoing pandemic. In hopes that the release of the COVID-19 vaccine would lead to a decline in cases, the DBA adjusted the schedule to an ambitious 12-concert summer/fall season return. 

 

“Community health and safety is our top priority.” Lauren Lambert-Tompkins, the association’s managing director said. “We are in regular contact with city-parish officials and monitoring conditions closely, and we will adjust the schedule as appropriate as new data comes in.”

 

In early 2021, the Downtown Business Association launched a social media campaign to “Socialize Responsibly,” encouraging Baton Rouge residents to take appropriate  COVID-19 safety precautions so that events and businesses would receive a boost in the local economy after a drought of activity. 

 

“We’re ready to bring back live music and community events, but we can’t until this pandemic is under control,” Lambert-Tompkins said. “We’re asking everyone in Baton Rouge to consider the effect this pandemic continues to have on our local musicians, business owners, non-profits, employees, residents and children. Do your part to stop the spread so we can get back to the city we love.” 

Live After Five is BACK!

Live After Five is BACK!


Your favorite community concert series will be running 12 Fridays this fall! We’re starting off on August 20th and we won’t stop until November 5th. Click here to see the full line-up.

 

If you’re interested in treating your employees and clients to a special Live After Five experience, consider our Tailgating Package! You’ll get the VIP treatment with your own premier space, private restroom, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are included! Click here for more info.