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November
21

2022 Holiday Home Tours in New Orleans

Nola Holiday Homes

NOLA's stunning architecture becomes even more impressive during the holidays. Our real estate agents eagerly anticipate the visual delights on display at these holiday home tours taking place around New Orleans homes for sale.

  • PRC Annual Holiday Home Tour - The Rink Shopping Center, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans, LA 70130
    Since 1974, the Preservation Resource Center has been dedicated to the promotion and preservation of NOLA's historic architecture. After a two-year hiatus, the PRC Annual Holiday Home Tour is back for its 47th year. View six private homes and one bonus property in the iconic Garden District done up in their holiday finery. Live musical performances, along with book signings and design talks, add to the festivities. Be sure to visit the holiday boutique, featuring handmade art, clothing, and other gift items. Tours run from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 10, and Sunday, December 11. Tickets are $45.

  • Patio Planters Holiday Home Tour - The Cabildo, 701 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70130 
    There's always something happening in the French Quarter, and the holidays are no exception. Patio Planters Holiday Home Tour offers a delightful glimpse into stunning homes in this historic district. As a volunteer organization focused on the promotion and beautification of the French Quarter, Patio Planters sponsors this self-guided tour. Explore the various architectural and decorating styles found in the featured homes. Proceeds from the tour support the popular Caroling in Jackson Square event that takes place later that evening. Tours run from noon - 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 18. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the event. 

  • Holiday Traditions and Christmas Tree Lighting - New Orleans Spring Fiesta Headquarters, 826 Saint Ann St., New Orleans, LA 70116
    New Orleans is a true melting pot of various cultures. Learn about their fascinating stories during a courtyard tour of homes with Holiday Traditions and Christmas Tree Lighting. Since food is a beloved part of every holiday, there will also be a tasting of Creole and Cajun dishes. The event is sponsored by the New Orleans Spring Fiesta Association, which, despite the name, promotes NOLA's cultural heritage year-round. Holiday Traditions is scheduled for the weekends of December 3-4, and 9-10 from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Admission is $30, with an additional $20 fee for the optional food tasting.

  • 19th-Century Christmas - Gallier House, 1132 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70116
    Examining traditions of the past often adds a valuable perspective to the present. Take a trip back in time to a 19th-Century Christmas at Gallier House. Once home to architect James Gallier, Jr. and his family, Gallier House incorporates classic NOLA architecture along with features that were ahead of their time in the 19th century. The centerpiece of the tour is a 19th-century Creole-style Christmas tree. Topics include holiday meals and decorating during the time period. Hermann-Grima House at 820 St. Louis St., the sister museum to Hallier House, will also be spotlighting historic holiday traditions. 19th-Century Christmas is open 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. daily from November 30 - January 9. Admission is $16 for adults and $13 for ages 8-18. 

New Orleans open houses are a great way to find your own perfect home. Contact us at Latter & Blum to learn more.

July
28

Take a Walking Tour of Alexandria, LA

Walking Tour Alexandria

Alexandria is a city where history awaits you around every corner, and local organizations place a high priority on historic preservation. Many of the city's most fascinating historic sites have also been repurposed as museums that showcase the art, history, and culture of Alexandria, along with the stories of prominent residents who helped shape the city into such an amazing place in the present day. Our real estate agents are here to help you get to know the city, starting with our guide for a historic walking tour of Alexandria.

  • Hotel Bentley – 200 DeSoto St., Alexandria, LA 71301
    A gorgeous, elegant, historic hotel that is still in operation to this day, Hotel Bentley is one of the most fascinating historic places near Alexandria homes for sale. The hotel represented the height of luxury when it was first established in 1908, and has carried that reputation forward for more than a century. Today it's a popular place for glitzy events, elegant nights on the town, and travelers who want to visit Alexandria in style.

  • Alexandria Museum of Art – 933 2nd St., Alexandria, LA 71301
    Housed in the historic Rapides Bank and Trust Co. building, the Alexandria Museum of Art is a wonderful place to learn about the work of artists from Alexandria and beyond. While the Alexandria Museum of Art has updated the look in some ways, you can still experience so much of the building's history as you explore the inspiring work on display within the museum.

  • Louisiana History Museum – 503 Washington St., Alexandria, LA 71301
    The Louisiana History Museum is located in the historic location of the original Alexandria Public Library, which was built in 1908. When the library closed its doors in 1971, the museum took over the space. Learn more about Alexandria history, and trace your own family's history in the area at the museum's genealogical library.

  • Arna Bontemps African American Museum & Cultural Arts Center – 1327 3rd St., Alexandria, LA 71301
    Literary master Arna Bontemps spent a number of years living in Alexandria, and the Arna Bontemps House has since been converted into the Arna Bontemps African American Museum & Cultural Center. When you visit the museum, you can learn more about the work of Arna Bontemps, his history in Alexandria, and the many ways that African American residents have helped shape local history.

  • River Oaks Square Arts Center – 1330 2nd St., Alexandria, LA 71301
    The River Oaks Square Arts Center is located in the James Wade Bolton House, which was home to one of the city's most prominent banking families for decades after it was first purchased in 1899. After it was remodeled in 1911, the building has remained largely the same into the present day. The Arts Center features a variety of workshops for artists, along with exhibits that display the work of resident artists.

  • Rapides Parish Library Main Branch – 411 Washington St., Alexandria, LA 71301
    The Rapides Parish Library Main Branch is an example of more modern history in Alexandria, having been built in 1965 in a different style than many of the older historic buildings in the city. Constructed in the Mid-Century Modern architectural style, the building's quartz facade and tall, vertical windows create a unique look. The library itself offers tons of fun community events, classes, and a spectacular selection of media to take home.

Ready to write the next chapter of your own history in Alexandria? Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the Alexandria, LA area.

July
16

Your Guide to Downtown Lafayette

Downtown Lafayette

Whether you're looking for a quiet evening out on the town or lively entertainment, our real estate agents agree that Downtown Lafayette is the place to be. Have fun exploring these fascinating places and activities, just minutes from Lafayette homes for sale

  • ArtWalk
    Immerse yourself in the boundless creative energy of Acadiana at ArtWalk. On the second Saturday of each month, Downtown Lafayette's museums, galleries, and studios stage events designed to showcase local artists and performers. 2021 brings two new participants to the festivities. Lafayette Arts & Fleas will have a market in Parc de Lafayette, while Louisiana Crafts Guild is hosting Marché Sans Souci along East Vermilion Street. ArtWalk is a delightful outing for couples, families, and anyone who appreciates art. Hours are 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., while Marché Sans Souci opens at 2 p.m.

  • Alexandre Mouton House- 1122 Lafayette St., Lafayette, LA 70501
    The long and distinguished history of Alexandre Mouton House dates back to the turn of the 19th century when it was built by Jean Mouton, one of the area's first settlers. From 1825 to 1836, the home was occupied by his son Alexandre, who later became the first Democratic governor of Louisiana. Today, Les Vingt-Quatre Club maintains the home as a museum featuring historical and cultural artifacts that tell the story of Lafayette's past. Alexandre Mouton House is open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students.

  • Children's Museum of Acadiana - 201 E. Congress St., Lafayette, LA 70501
    Learning doesn't have to be dull. The Children's Museum of Acadiana combines the entertainment factor of games with knowledge- and skill-building in a number of valuable areas. Kids have a blast "designing" structure in Architecture Alley, caring for stuffed animals in Happy Paws Hospital, and running their own news show in Le TV des Enfants. Check the museum calendar for information about programs such as S.T.E.A.M. Kids Sundays. Admission is $7 and must be reserved online. The museum is open every day but Monday. Visit the website for times.

  • Rock 'n' Bowl - 905 Jefferson St., Lafayette, LA 70501
    Bowling to a musical backdrop has become a popular pastime, but this activity takes on some Lafayette flair at Rock 'n' Bowl. Live music from top local zydeco, blues, swamp pop, and country performers keeps the party going. Fuel up beforehand with dinner at Ye Olde College Inn, only steps away from Rock 'n' Bowl. The menu ranges from fried oysters and cheeseburgers to pan-seared duck breast and crawfish Delacroix. Bowling alley and restaurant hours are 4 p.m. - 11 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, with Ye Olde College Inn closing at 10 p.m. on Thursday and Sunday.

  • The Wurst Biergarten - 537 Jefferson St., Lafayette, LA 70501
    The Wurst Biergarten might best be described as a culinary amusement park. This family- and the pet-friendly open-air venue has food trucks along with a wide assortment of local and regional craft beers. Between live music, open mic comedy, and trivia, there's always something special going on. You're also likely to find pop-up craft booths selling vintage and unique items. The Wurst Biergarten is open 4 p.m. - 1 a.m. Wednesday, 4 p.m. - 2 a.m. Thursday, noon - 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon-midnight Sunday. Times may change due to weather, so check Instagram or Facebook.

Ready to buy or sell a home around Lafayette? Contact us at Latter & Blum to get started. 

November
16

5 Places that Opened this Year in New Orleans

New Orleans New Restaurants

When you think of New Orleans, you probably think of classic Creole cuisine.

While nothing says New Orleans like soulful Creole comfort food, our real estate agents want you to know there's even more to try. The Big Easy is a city with a remarkable food culture. 

The city sees the introduction of more than a dozen new restaurants each year. While a lot of these are headed by newcomers, world-famous chefs have also made New Orleans home. From hearty home cooking to fusion cuisine and even the most experimental eateries, this place truly has it all.

Here's a selection of just a few of the latest restaurants to open their doors in New Orleans:

  1. Peewee's Crabcakes On-The-Go – 4500 Old Gentilly Road, New Orleans, LA 70126
    Peewee's Crabcakes On-The-Go is the work of chef and owner Charles Armstrong, whose culinary career has dotted New Orleans with pop-up restaurants and other successful ventures. This new space represents a more permanent home for Peewee's. Satisfying signature crab cakes come along with seafood platters and a variety of Creole mainstays. Everything has that special touch local foodies have come to expect!
  2. Alma Cafe – 800 Louisa Street, New Orleans, LA 70117
    Alma Cafe features authentic Honduran cuisine by chef Melissa Araujo. Now settled into the spot formerly held by Paloma Cafe, she is best known for rich, robust breakfast and lunch menus featuring all the flavors of her ancestral home. Visitors love to pair the dark, flavorful coffee with a variety of meals and small plates. Shrimp dip, ceviche, and mushroom toast spice up a full list of bowls and sandwiches.
  3. Mr. Potato – 2800 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70119
    Not to be confused with a certain beloved children's toy, Mr. Potato is a new restaurant descended from one of the city's most popular food trucks. Now, it's a specialty joint known all around Louisiana for its generously stuffed baked potatoes and loaded fries. Don't underestimate the concept, as you can choose from seafood, steak, cheese, vegetables, and much more. It's a delightful (and filling) time.
  4. Union Ramen Bar – 1837 Magazine Street Suite B, New Orleans, LA 70130
    Union Ramen Bar brings one of the most iconic Japanese dishes to New Orleans as executive chef Nate Nguyen returns to the ramen game after more than five years. In addition to the lip-smacking ramen bowls, most of them based on chicken broth, you can sample poke and Vietnamese small plates. Confit oyster mushrooms, watermelon belly salad, and barbecue stuffed shrimp await your discerning palate.
  5. Cho Thai – 3218 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
    Cho Thai is descended from a family-owned West Bank Thai restaurant with a storied past and strong local following. In its new Magazine Street location, it serves up delectable Thai delicacies in a comfortable and modern space. Some of the top offerings include spicy clams, pork rolls, and chili basil crab claws. Looking for a new twist on the familiar? Don't miss out on the Louisiana crab fried rice.

Move to Crescent City, and you can enjoy some of the South's most delicious food right in your own neighborhood. Contact us to learn more about Louisiana real estate.

May
29

Get Some Fresh Air in Houma: Nature Trails and Beaches to Explore

Houma Nature Trails

Now that the state is starting to open back up, we're all excited to get out of the house and get some fresh air! While things may not be quite back to "normal" yet, there are plenty of ways for you to start enjoying yourself once again. 

When our real estate agents aren't busy showing buyers the best Houma homes for sale, they love visiting the area's nature trails and beaches. 

Not sure where to go? Take a look at these ideas!

  • Grand Isle Beach: Grand Isle, LA 70358
    We are lucky to live near one of the most popular beaches in Louisiana! Grand Isle Beach offers seven miles of soft, white sand where you can spend the day enjoying sunny, salty fun. The area also features a public fishing pier, excellent spots for bird-watching, a state park where you can camp, crab, and fish, and a nature trail. So, whatever you're into, you're sure to enjoy your time here. 
  • LUMCON Boardwalk: 8124 Highway 56 Chauvin, LA 70344
    The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) boardwalk is open to the public and is an excellent place to get some exercise, enjoy the fresh air, and keep your eyes peeled for many different species of birds. You're likely to see great egrets, roseate spoonbills, great blue herons, green herons, and pelicans. Take a look down in the ponds, and you may also catch some sailfin mollies, sheepshead, speckled kingsnakes, fiddler crabs, blue crabs, otters, and maybe even an alligator.  
  • The Marguerite Moffett Audubon Sanctuary: 7032 Little Caillou Rd, Chauvin, LA 70344
    If you enjoy nature, and, in particular, birding, you'll want to pay a visit to The Marguerite Moffett Audubon Sanctuary. This 108-acre protected marshland features a 700-foot long boardwalk that winds its way through the marsh and ends at an overlook-observation platform. Not only will you see many different birds, like sea sparrows and marsh wren, but you'll also enjoy an incredible view of Lake Quitman.
  • Lockport Elevated Wetlands Board Walk: 6419 LA-308, Lockport, LA 70374
    The fairly new Lockport Trail offers visitors the chance to enjoy a 440-feet boardwalk that winds through a cypress swamp dotted with large trees. The boardwalk ends at a gazebo where you can stop to rest and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. 
  • Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge Nature Trail: 3599 Bayou Black Dr, Houma, LA 70360
    The 4,419-acre Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge nature trail features a cypress-tupelo swamp and freshwater marsh. This walk will take you approximately 45-minutes round-trip and will give you the chance to see many different kinds of birds and even some alligators up-close. 

If you're looking to buy or sell property in Houma, we're here to help! Whether you're ready to start going out or you're more comfortable doing things virtually, we can accommodate your needs. Contact us today to discuss your goals and get started. 

May
22

How to Host a Remote Game Night in Lafayette

Game Night Lafayette

Do you miss those fun and fabulous game nights with family and friends? Social distancing doesn't mean you have to sacrifice these popular events. Host a remote game night via FaceTime, Skype, and other virtual gathering platforms with these helpful tips and games suggested by our real estate agents. Don't forget the popcorn!

How to Host a Remote Game Night

  • Send Invitations
    Anticipation is part of the excitement, so do it up right by sending invitations. Evite and Paperless Post have free digital invitations designed specifically for online parties.

  • Choose Your Platform
    How many guests are you expecting? For video chats, Google Hangouts accommodates up to 10 people, while Skype handles as many as 50. FaceTime allows up to 32, but Apple devices are required for use. 

  • BYOB
    One of the benefits of hosting a virtual party is that everyone handles their own food and beverage. Create an extra measure of camaraderie by selecting a theme or sharing a particular recipe for everyone to add their own flair. 

Digital Games

Will your group include adults, kids, or a mix of both? Be sure to pick a game that's suitable for the appropriate ages.

  • Big Boggle
    You loved it as a kid, and now Big Boggle takes the classic word game to a new level. Players still have to scramble to form the longest words possible during the time limit, but the new version has a larger grid that lets you score more points. The size also makes for better visibility online.

  • Codenames
    Unleash your inner James Bond with Codenames, a spy game suitable for adults and teens. Two rival spymasters head up groups of 25 "agents" known only by codenames. Teams use one-word clues from the spymasters to identify their "agents" while avoiding those of the other team. Complicating the mission is the "assassin" lurking in the shadows. Codenames comes in both hard-copy and online versions that can be played by as few as four people. 

  • Catan Universe
    Since its debut in 1995, Settlers of Catan has remained a popular board game for all ages. Players compete to establish their own settlement on Catan, which leads to a lot of thrilling wheeling and dealing. The digital version, Catan Universe, is faithful to the original, with plenty of opportunities for interaction.

  • Psych!
    Psych!, released by talk-show host and noted game enthusiast Ellen DeGeneres, adds a unique twist to classic trivia challenges. Players make up outrageous answers to trivia questions from some categories. Earn points for guessing the correct answer as well as for each person you fool with your answer. You can even get Ellen herself to join in! Psych! is available for both Android and iOS.

  • Charades
    With no equipment or skill required, Charades is the ultimate low-tech game, yet it's perfectly suited for high-tech playing by all ages. The goal is to get people to guess names, titles, and phrases by physically acting out the words or syllables. Include one digital element by using an online Charades generator to ensure a steady stream of random suggestions without having to put in too much thought.

When it comes to Lafayette homes for sale, we don't play games. Contact us at Latter & Blum for professional and dedicated help with your real estate needs.

December
2

Where to Celebrate the New Year in Baton Rouge

New Years in Baton Rouge2019 was a fantastic year around Baton Rouge. Whether you are celebrating a new job, new family member, or still searching for the best of the best Baton Rouge homes for sale to settle into, there are plenty of reasons to party. 

  1. New Year's Eve Under the Stars - Tsunami Sushi - 100 Lafayette St, Baton Rouge, LA 7080
    What's better than a tsunami of sushi and champagne at midnight? We can't think of anything, and this New Year's Party is the perfect opportunity to fill up and let off steam at Tsunami Sushi. The evening will feature a 5-course meal, champagne, and one of the best buffets and cash bars in the city. VIP table reservations are recommended, but you are still guaranteed to have a great time with a general admission ticket to this talk of the town terrace party.

  2. 4th Annual Ryan Foret Tradition New Year's Eve Party - Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 Saint Landry Rd, Gonzales, LA 70737  
    Grab the kids and get ready to have some fun at the 4th Annual Ryan Foret Tradition New Years' Eve Party. This family-friendly event will start at 8 pm and go into the early morning hours. There will be plenty of soda, jambalaya, and fun to be had as the live band sets the beat for an evening everyone will enjoy. Those who wish are invited to BYOB as there will not be a cash bar on-site.

  3. Pants Party - L'Auberge Casino & Hotel - 777 L'Auberge Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70820
    Those who get the most out of life are those who live it by the seat of their pants. If you want to be a part of the hottest party in Baton Rouge, then don't wait to get tickets to the Pants Party at L'Auberge Casino. This year's soirée will feature multiple bands that will have your toes tapping 'till dawn. There will be a stunning light show that organizers guarantee will leave you in awe. At $40 a ticket, it is the hottest ticket on the bayou. 

  4. Roaring 20's New Year's Party- Lyceum Ballroom, 124 3rd St, Baton Rouge, 70801
    One of the best things about New Year's Eve is taking a look back at where we've been. It is a great way to see where we're going. You can do just that at the Roaring 20's New Year's Party on January 1st, 2020. It has been 100 years since the roaring 20's swept across America. Much has happened in the century since. However, one thing remains the same; folks still look back to the 1920s when they want to know how to plan the wildest party in town. Space is limited, so get your tickets for this much-anticipated event before the sequins dry on your flapper dress.      

Our REALTORS® encourage you to contact us for more information about the many sights, attractions, and events you can enjoy around Baton Rouge. It is our pleasure to answer your questions and help you discover the many reasons residents celebrate living in this jewel of the South.  

August
26

Baton Rouge Free Concert Series Live After 5 Fall Lineup

Baton Rouge Fall Concerts

Live After 5 Concert Series in Baton Rouge

When our REALTORS® show clients Baton Rouge homes for sale, they're often asked about the area's social scene. We could spend all day talking about the great dining and entertainment options in Baton Rouge, but one of our favorites is the Live After 5 Concert Series

This free, family-friendly event is guaranteed fun plus a great way to get to know your new neighbors. Here's everything you need to know so you can make the most of it. 

What is Live After 5?

Live After 5 is a community event sponsored by the Downtown Business Association. It's held for six weeks every spring and fall and is the largest free concert series in the city. The event attracts over 5,000 people every weekend. The crowd always enjoys unwinding after a long week, and you can expect to see lots of singing, dancing, and smiles. 

In addition to great music, you'll also find local food, adult beverages, art vendors, and a kid's area complete with an obstacle course. Bring a blanket or chairs so you can relax and enjoy the evening, but leave your pets, coolers, and tents at home. 

Getting There

Live After 5 is held at North Boulevard Town Square on Friday nights from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. There's plenty of free street parking in the area. 

The fall season will begin on September 20th and continues each Friday through November 1st. If the last season is any indication, we're in for a treat! It featured popular performers including Chase Tyler Band, Werewolf, Rebirth Brass Band, and River City Hit Squad. 

About the Downtown Business Association

The Downtown Business Association of Baton Rouge is a nonprofit organization funded by members. It's the only organization that represents all downtown businesses. Their mission is to encourage economic growth and cultivate downtown's community culture. The Live After 5 Concert Series supports this goal by attracting thousands of visitors both from the city of Baton Rouge and nearby areas. 

The DBA also provides members with support in a variety of ways, including sponsoring business networking events throughout the year. 

We know that the community you live in is just as important as the home itself. While we're helping you find your dream home, we'll also introduce you to some of the best things to do nearby. Contact us to get started touring some of the best Baton Rouge homes for sale in our area.

June
24

Live Music Venues in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge Music VenueOne of the best things about choosing from Baton Rouge homes for sale is knowing that you'll be living in one of the music capitals of the south.

Baton Rouge is the stomping grounds of top musicians from a number of genres. Ranging from hip hop to Dixieland to blues to country, you can find just about everything in Baton Rouge.

Our REALTORS® love to introduce clients to the music scene here. On any given afternoon or evening, you can choose from a wide range of live music venues. They run the gamut all the way from the biggest auditoriums to cozy local bars where karaoke night is always on tap.

Let's look at some of the best places to catch live music throughout Baton Rouge:

  1. Texas Club – 456 North Donmoor Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
    Texas Club bills itself as the premier live music venue in Baton Rouge. That's a big claim, but it makes a strong case with its spacious, comfortable surroundings and a long history of some of the nation's top acts. Such stars as Garth Brooks, George Strait, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, and Jason Aldean have been in attendance, not to mention rockers like Styx and Kansas.
  2. Varsity Theatre – 3353 Highland Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    The Varsity Theatre is always hopping with a full roster of live music almost every single day. Top national acts are attracted on a regular basis, and it's known to be one of the bigger and better venues for music fans who like to party with the energy of a whole crowd. Upcoming acts include Astronomy on Tap, Issues, Jaryd Lane, Loudness War, and Citizen Cope.
  3. Red Dragon Listening Room – 2401 Florida Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    The Red Dragon Listening Room is the place to go when you want a laid back and intimate atmosphere for your listening pleasure. You won't sacrifice comfort – most of the seating is on plush sofas – yet the acoustics are top notch. The Red Dragon welcomes a mix of national acts and local up and comers who are defining their genres for the next generation.
  4. Henry Turner Jr's Listening Room – 2733 North Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    Henry Turner Jr's Listening Room is a venue that has been dedicated to introducing the people of Baton Rouge to fresh new musical talent. Established in 2014, it is now open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday every week. Local, regional, and national touring acts have dropped by, all of them closing with a headline performance by Henry Turner Jr. and Flavor. Admission is always just $10!
  5. MidCity Ballroom – 136 South Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
    The MidCity Ballroom is one of the hottest venues in Baton Rouge and took on the overflow acts from a popular bar, The Spanish Moon when it closed for renovations. Even though it's only been around since 2017, it has made a big splash thanks to its combination of live music, lessons, and unbeatable atmosphere. Shows average about one or two each week, but they're worth the wait.

Ready to rock out in Baton Rouge? Contact us to learn about the local real estate opportunities!

May
6

Bayou Country Superfest Returns to Baton Rouge

Kenny Chesney
Grab your boots, pull on your jeans, and mark your calendar for a weekend of no shirt, no shoes, no problems. For ten years, Bayou Country Superfest has brought together some of the biggest names in country music over Memorial Day weekend. This year SuperFest returns to Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, after spending two years in the New Orleans Superdome. It's events like Superfest that make shopping for Baton Rouge homes for sale a great idea. 

Headliners Rockin' Tiger Stadium

For two fabulous days, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, and Florida Georgia Line will be joined by Kane Brown, Chase Rice, and Cassadee Pope among others. Chesney is sure to fill Tiger Stadium with songs from the 20 albums he has recorded over his storied career. He has sung his way to the Top Ten Singles 40 times with 29 of those songs reaching number one, including Til It's Gone, Wild Child, and of course, No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problems. Chesney's live shows regularly sell out, so Saturday's SuperFest crowd is in for a fantastic night. 

Baton Rouge Countryfest Headliners

Sunday, Jason Aldean will take the stage. Known for songs like Big Green Tractor, When She Says Baby, and Tonight Looks Good On You, Aldean boasts 19 number one hits, with eight others reaching the top ten. He has been named the ACM Entertainer of the Year in 2016, 2017, and 2018. His latest album, Rearview Town, debuted in 2018.

Baton Rouge Countryfest 2019

Talent Upon Talent 

Other artists featured over the weekend also promised to bring a Stetson-worthy show.  

  • Chart-topping Florida Georgia Line will be showing off tunes from their newly released album Can't Say I Ain't Country. FGL has a shelf-full of awards, including CMT Music Awards 2018 Performance of the Year, and Billboard Music Awards Top Country Duo-Group Artist.
  • Cassadee Pope was the first female winner of The Voice in 2012 and has released such hits as One More Red Light, and her newest, If My Heart Had A Heart.
  • Kane Brown was the first artist to have number ones on all five main Billboard country charts at once. His hit single What ifs was released from his first full-length album, Kane Brown, in December 2016. He released his second album in November 2018. 
  • Dan + Shay is one of country music's newest duos. They started as songwriters in 2013 and quickly become both a songwriting and music team. They have performed on The Ellen Show and the Grand Ole Opry, and have been opening numbers for Hunter Hayes and Blake Shelton.

Entire Weekend Experience

To make the weekend complete, make time to go to Fan Fest where fun and food come together to create a huge tailgating experience. If you like to take your home on the road, your RV is welcomed at Bayou Country Superfest as well. There's RV parking in Touchdown Village, and special parking passes for those wishing also to bring a car. For hotel options and travel packages, check out the event's website.  

After a fun-filled weekend, it may be time to make Baton Rouge your home. Our REALTORS® are experts at putting all the notes together that will have you two stepping your way through the buying process. Contact us to start your search for Baton Rouge homes for sale.

April
1

Baton Rouge Entertainment: Live After Five Begins April 5

Baton Rouge Live Music
When our real estate agents take a break from showing clients the best Baton Rouge homes for sale, they love to relax and unwind while enjoying the city's excellent live music scene. Every spring, locals, and visitors flock to downtown Baton Rouge to attend the area's premier seasonal music event series, Live After Five.

The free concerts, which are hosted by the Downtown Business Association, draw crowds of over 5,000 music lovers every week. The 2019 spring series kicks off on Friday, April 5th from 5 to 8 p.m. in North Boulevard Town Square. The lineup has just been released, and it might be the best one ever! Here's a round-up of this year's incredible talent. 

  • April 5th: Chase Tyler Band
    Opening night promises to be a hit with the Chase Tyler Band playing country and southern rock music. Expect a large crowd and a high-energy performance featuring Tyler's unmistakable rich, smooth vocals.  
  • April 12th: Chris LeBlanc and Friends
    A mainstay in the Louisiana music scene for more than 20 years, Blues and Rockband Chris LeBlanc and Friends never disappoint. After touring across the United States and Europe and performing with bands like ZZ Top, Vince Gill, and Hank Williams, Jr., they're thrilled to be coming back to Louisiana to perform for you. 
  • April 26th: River City Hit Squad
    The River City Hit Squad brings an entirely new experience to downtown as they perform hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and more. Plan to dance the night away as these seven popular performers come together to bring you a variety of musical styles including Soul, Funk, Pop Rock, Hip Hop, and Modern Alternative. 
  • May 3rd: Werewolf (Super-Event with Crawfish Cook-Off) 
    You won't want to miss the Super-Event on May 3rd when popular 80s band Werewolf rocks the stage alongside the 6th Annual Crawfish King Cook-Off. Dust off your 80s-themed costume and get ready to enjoy an unforgettable evening! 

    Make sure you purchase your tickets to the cook-off ahead of time so you can enjoy the all-you-can-eat crawfish and help choose the winner! 
  • May 10th: Mike Broussard & Night Train + Van and Grace Broussard
    Enjoy a taste of Louisiana's Southern music traditions with Mike Broussard & Night Train + Van and Grace Broussard. There will be plenty of dancing as crowds enjoy the band's performances of Old Rock 'n Roll, Country, Swamp-Pop, R&B, and Old Soul. 
  • May 17th: Rebirth Brass Band
    Grammy-award-winning Rebirth Brass Band began playing together in 1983 and has since played at music festivals worldwide. You'll love the combination of traditional brass band style and plenty of hard funk that gives this band a modern twist. Their performances are always a hit among concert-goers of all ages. 

Tips for Getting There

When you come to the event, make sure to bring your dancing shoes and leave your pets, tents, and coolers at home, as they're not allowed. The event is located at City Hall Plaza Crest Stage, 100 North Blvd. in Baton Rouge. Look for street parking or grab a spot at the Third St. garage.

Are you interested in learning more about what makes Baton Rouge a great place to live and work? We would love the opportunity to show you around! Contact us today to schedule a meeting. 

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