By: Conner James - MSTv
The capital city hosts its fourth year of the Bayou Country Superfest this weekend to LSU's Tiger stadium. As expected, several of the biggest names in the genre will be headlining the event.
Fans can expect the likes of Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Darrius Rucker and Luke Bryant to be hitting the main stage. But of course, with this being Louisiana and all, the party doesn't stop at the stage.
Fans can expect some serious tailgating, local music to sample and more food and drinks then can ever be wanted or needed by the most ravenous party-seekers.
But, if you're new to the honky-tonk lifestyle and are feeling the call of the range, here's a little info to make the transition a little easier. Plus, if you're unfamiliar with Baton Rouge as well, below you'll find some tips to make your more rural adventure here a little easier too.
Bayou Country Superfest is produced by Festival Productions, the same people who make the Jazz Fest a reality. But, BCS, unlike its bigger cousin, is only a one weekend event. Louisiana State University's (LSU) Tiger Stadium hosts the event and five artists per day hit the stage back-to-back. Just remember that there's no smoking in the stadium, but you can drink till you drop! And if you walk outside and that becomes vice-versa.
If you hit town and want to get the party started early, "Fan Fest" begins at 11 a.m. and runs till the main event starts at 5 p.m. Fan Fest offers live music, food and drinks all day.
Parking around the event, as expected, can be quite pricy. With prices ranging from $20 to $50, you might be faced with quite a trek to the stadium. Some hotels are offering shuttle services in coordination with the local transit system, CATS. Check with your specific hotel for availability.
If you're looking to tie on the ole feed-bag, the event will be offering the old standbys in fest food. But, since this is being held on a college campus, multiple food offerings are available within walking distance. Examples include: Walk-On's Bistreaux and Bar, Quizno's, CC's Coffeehouse, Hello Sushi, Highland Coffees, the Chimes, Reginelli's and several others.
The lineup for Fan Fest on Saturday includes: the Chase Tyler Band at 11:30 a.m., Mark Adam Miller at 1:15 p.m. and Yvette Landry at 3 p.m. Sunday's lineup includes Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue at 11:30 a.m., the Kyle Turley Band at 1:15 p.m. and Jaryd Lane and The Parish at 3 p.m.