The Food Gas & Lodging Festival turns up in Baton Rouge for March. So, for people who make the annual pilgrimage trip to Austin to catch it, no worries, its in your back yard now kiddies.
Three local staples of fine BR entertainment, The Spanish Moon, Mud and Water and the Varsity Theatre are actually working together to bring us over 50 great acts this month.
The festival lets performers, bands and artists who are local, or traveling through Baton Rouge (en route to SXSW and other venues) to showcase our local talent and drop some extra money into the pockets of those just passing through.
With a huge line-up showcasing the 2 week long festival, the organizers hope that this will not only draw more people to the event, but also draw awareness to the Baton Rouge music atmosphere.
That's something the area could certainly do well with for the future. But for now, here's this years line-up.
Contact individual venues for ticket information.
March 8 —Vacationer / Body Language / Mobley / Painted Palms
March 10 — Braids / Brooke Waggoner / Snowmine
March 11 — Dent May / Mount Moriah / William Tyler
March 12 — Blessed Feathers
March 15 — Mega Ran / Louis Logic
March 16 — Goatwhore / Cattle Drive / Barghest
March 17 — Free Energy
March 18 — RIFF RAFF / Bad Chad feat. The Good Girls / Tiny Archibald / Chanel Boyz
March 13 — Less Than Jake / Squirt Gun Warriors
March 14 — Nipsey Hussle / DJ Ya Boy Earl
March 15 — Hinder / Nonpoint / ACIDIC
March 16 — KMFDM / Legion Within / Chant
March 17 — Honor Society with Sam James / Junior Doctor / Simple as Surgery
Mud & Water
March 8 — Ramones Night feat. Bedlamville Triflers
March 9 — The Last Bison / England in 1819
March 10 — Oh Sleeper
March 11 — Art Decade
March 12 — Chris Spelling
March 13 — The Barren Girls
March 14 — Nappy Roots
March 15 — The Widowers
March 16 — Downright / The Banditos
March 17 — Nightmare Air
March 18 — Austin Lucas (early show 8 p.m.)
March 18 — Stereo Telescope / Batillus (late show)
March 20 — Kelly McCrae / Clay Parker
March 21 — Trailerhounds / Onion Loaf
March 22 — Mickey Factz
March 23 — Bret Mosley / Polly Pry / Adam Dale