Music, Arts & Culture

Live music, stunning museums, bustling markets — Baton Rouge is home to some of the most treasured sounds, sights, and stories.

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The arts are thriving in Baton Rouge, with a seemingly endless array of creators, musicians, performers, venues, organizations, and communities dedicated to celebrating artistic expression. Stroll through a breathtaking gallery, catch a live show, or immerse yourself in the rich history around every corner.

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Art & History Museums

You'll find rare exhibits, historical collections, and contemporary pieces throughout the city that inspire and enrich daily life. Explore the extensive collection of the Louisiana Art & Science Museum, with over 4,000 pieces spanning art, science, and history. Stroll through vibrant expressions within the Baton Rouge Gallery or our rich state history archives at the Capitol Park Museum downtown.

The Old Governor's Mansion Museum with intricate architecture and tall windows, bathed in warm sunlight with a clear blue sky above.

Local Concerts & Festivals

If you're a live music fan, you've got options on top of options here. From the iconic legends of the Baton Rouge Blues Festival to the cultural celebrations of the Ebb & Flow Festival, the city is jam-packed with exciting musical events. You can even wind down with Live After Five, a free weekly concert series every Friday during Spring and Fall.

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Spectacular Live Performances

Enjoy captivating musicals, theatrical performances, dance recitals and comedy shows year-round from both traveling and local acts alike. Baton Rouge's entertainment landscape offers a wide range of talent in a variety of venues, from intimate black box theaters to ornate grand stages and beyond.

A guitarist and singer performing on a lit stage at night, with the city lights in the background.