Baton Rouge, Louisiana - rich in Louisiana culture, entertainment and heritage
Baton Rouge Area Convention & Visitors Bureau 


Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Baton Rouge is Louisiana’s “Capital City” and the hub of all things Louisiana. With a prime, central location—just an hour away from New Orleans and Lafayette—Baton Rouge is the perfect city to explore the eclectic culture of this amazing state. Louisiana’s Capital City highlights the unique history, music, culture and outdoors that both visitors to Louisiana and locals alike enjoy. With French, Spanish, Creole and Native American roots, the city is rich in its culture and politics. Nicknamed the “Red Stick,” Baton Rouge houses over 300 years of history, much of which can be tasted in the food, seen in the architecture and learned through the state’s history.


Downtown Adventures: There has been a renaissance in downtown Baton Rouge. Home to award winning restaurants, the vibrant culinary scene downtown is drawing in locals and visitors from across the globe. With almost a dozen new places to grab drinks and listen to live music, there is a pulsating nightlife nearly every night.

Live Entertainment: For a vibrant music scene, there’s no need to look any further than Baton Rouge. From Blues to Country and Cajun to Zydeco, experience a variety of musical happenings such as the star-studded Bayou Country Superfest or the Baton Rouge Blues Festival, one of the oldest Blues festivals in America.

Cultural Immersion: Baton Rouge is a place where visitors can experience the state’s deep and colorful history as told through the area’s historical architecture and rich countryside. At Antebellum homes such as Nottoway plantation, The Myrtles, Magnolia Mound and Houmas House, you can experience plantation country.



Media Contact: Christy Chachere Lohmann, Communications Specialist, Email:, Phone: (225) 382-3577   
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Media Visits: Complimentary media visits for journalists on assignment or with approved credentials. If you are unable to accept a courtesy visit, a press rate can be negotiated.