Thursday, October 23, 2014

Louisiana Book Festival 2014

Attention all book worms, the Louisiana Book Festival is almost here!



If you need a new book to dive into and forget the world around you, the Louisiana Book Festival is just what you need! The festival is set for November 1, 2014 located in downtown Baton Rouge at the State Library of Louisiana, the State Capitol Park Museum and nearby locations. The event will last from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. with an afternoon filled with books, music and delicious food




According to the Louisiana Book Festival website, almost 100 different exhibitors will be attending including authors of sport's and culture topics, children's books, fiction, non-fiction and more. The book festival even offers the chance to attend "wordshop" classes for adults, teen and even children. The wordshop classes are a perfect way for aspiring authors to practice their writing skills and get in touch with their creative side.

If all the amazing authors and books isn't enough for you, the music and food will be. Live music will be set up on the festival grounds and concession locations will be along Spanish Town Road between the State Library of Louisiana and the State Capitol. The concessions will be available for purchase by various vendors serving jambalaya, fried seafood, gumbo, hamburgers, chicken, barbecue, fresh lemonade and more! 





In 2008, the festival set up the One Book, One Festival program that allows participants to read a book by a distinguished author and then meet at the festival to have a scholarly discussion about the book with other participants and even the author. This year's book is Modern Baptists by James Wilcox.

For more information about the Louisiana Book Festival, visit www.louisianabookfestival.org.


See you there! 

Posted by: Julie Thomas, Visit Baton Rouge


Julie is the new Communication Intern for Visit Baton Rouge. Before relocating to Baton Rouge, Julie lived in Haughton, Louisiana and attended Louisiana State University in Shreveport where she graduated in May 2014 with a degree in public relations. She now attends LSU as a graduate student at the Manship School of Mass Communications. She loves reading, watching Law and Order, playing with her dog, traveling and exploring the amazing city of Baton Rouge. You can follow her on Instagram or on her personal blog


Live After Five: Final Show

It's the final night to clock out and rock out at Like After Five! 



The finale performance for the popular fall music series will be headlined by Colin Lake with opening act, Startisan. As always the performance will last from 5-8 p.m., located at Galvez Plaza/North Boulevard Town Square right along the river front. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from various vendors. 

Don't forget this event is FREE! So what better way to spend the cool Friday evening than with friends and family, listening to great music and enjoying each other's company in an electric environment. 

Colin Lake is a song writer, performer and musician known for his soulful vocals and high energy performances. His musical performances usually include a mix of soul, blues, rock, acoustic and much more. You can listen to one of his performances below, and be prepared to be amazed!



If you have been unable to make it to any of the Live After Five musical performances, don't worry because Live After Five will be back in the spring!

To keep up with Live After Five news and information, visit www.liveafterfive.downtownbr.org 

Posted by: Julie Thomas, Visit Baton Rouge


Julie is the new Communication Intern for Visit Baton Rouge. Before relocating to Baton Rouge, Julie lived in Haughton, Louisiana and attended Louisiana State University in Shreveport where she graduated in May 2014 with a degree in public relations. She now attends LSU as a graduate student at the Manship School of Mass Communications. She loves reading, watching Law and Order, playing with her dog, traveling and exploring the amazing city of Baton Rouge. You can follow her on Instagram or on her personal blog