FINISH FESTIVAL

Where the Race Ends the Celebration Begins


HOSTED BY ABITA BREWING COMPANY, DERMASURGERY CENTER, LAMAR ADVERTISING

The 2015 Finish Festival will crank up when runners participating in the Louisiana 5k, Quarter Marathon and Kids Marathon cross the finish line near the State Capitol Park on Saturday, January 17, 2015. The Finish Fest continues on Sunday, January 18, following the Louisiana Marathon and Half Marathon.

The Finish Festival, featuring Louisiana food and music, is open to the public. Last year, more than 24,000 runners, spectators, foodies and music lovers enjoyed the two-day festival. Registered runners receive access to food and beverages on the day of their race. Others can purchase a Taste Tour Pass Wristband Ticket. Beer is only available for adults 21 and over.

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FAST FACTS

Saturday, January 17, 2015 – Festival Grounds Open 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • 8:30-9:15 am Dunham School Jazz Band
  • 9:45-11:45 am Rockin’ Dopsie and the Zydeco Twisters
  • 12:00-1:00 pm Baton Rouge Music Studios

FOOD VILLAGE SCHEDULE

  • 8:30 Showcase Tents Open
  • 9:00 Select Restaurant Food Stalls Open

Sunday, January 18, 2015 – Festival Grounds Open 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • 9:00 – 11:00 am Quiana Lynell and the Lush Life
  • 11:30 – 1:30 pm Michael Foster Project with Big Sam Williams of Big Sam’s Funky Nation

FOOD VILLAGE SCHEDULE

  • 8:30 Showcase Tents Open
  • 9:00 Select Restaurant Food Stalls Open

LOCATION

  • AZ Young Park – State Capitol Welcome Center, 900 N 3rd St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802
FESTIVAL OFFERINGS

  • Abita Beer
  • Awards & Timing Tent next to the Stage
  • Food Village with Restaurant Food Tents and Festival Showcase Tents
  • Kids Zone presented by The Advocate, 225 Inflatables, Academy Sports+Outdoors
  • Levee Lounge presented by Abita and Beausoleil*
  • Performance Recovery Area
  • T-Shirt Exchange Tent
  • VIP Experiences presented by Abita and Sullivan’s Steakhouse* (Cypress and Bayou Packages)
  • (* – denotes Sunday only)

LAMAR ADVERTISING

Lamar Advertising is the nation’s leading out-of-home advertising company. We specialize in out-of-home advertising and provide solutions for our customers in the form of Billboards, Digital, Transit and Highway Logo Signs. Founded in 1902, Baton Rouge-based Lamar has a broad corporate reach with over 200 locations across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

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WORLD CLASS ENTERTAINMENT

Kick off those running shoes and enjoy your Louisiana cuisine along with the music of Bayou Country like a true local. The Finish Festival will spotlight funky, eclectic Louisiana bands that attract visitors from around the globe year-round.

The FINISH FESTIVAL HOSTED BY ABITA, DERMASURGERY CENTER and LAMAR is proud to offer an incredible line up of outstanding local talent on both festival days. Like previous years, the festival anchors the experience and complements the course — the music line up:

  • Michael Foster Project with Big Sam Williams of Big Sam’s Funky Nation
  • Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr and the Zydeco Twisters
  • Quiana Lynell and the Lush Life
  • Dunham School Jazz Band
  • Baton Rouge Music Studios
  • Kids Orchestra

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FOOD VILLAGE

Finish Festival hosted by ABITA, Dermasurgery Center and Lamar, will crank up when runners participating in the Louisiana 5k, Quarter Marathon and Kids Marathon cross the finish line near the State Capitol Park on Saturday, January 17, 2015. The Finish Fest will continue on Sunday, January 18, following the Louisiana Marathon and Half Marathon.

The Food Village at Finish Fest offers authentic Louisiana specialties from local vendors such as: ACME Oyster House, Beausoleil, Blend, Capital City Grill, Cajun Country Rice, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Doe’s Eat Place, Edible Events, Freshjunkie, Galatoire’s Bistro, Gonzales Jambalaya Festival, Hotel Indigo, Jimmy John’s, Kajun Kettle, L’Auberge, Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Grill, Mestizo’s, Restaurant IPO, Ruffino’s, Schlittz-and-Giggles, Spotters Fast Fit Food, Sullivan’s Steakhouse, Tallulah Crafted Food & Wine Bar, Veron Sausage, Roux House, and Zoe’s Kitchen.

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V.I.P. EXPERIENCE PACKAGES – BAYOU & CYPRESS VIP PACKAGES

Are you looking for a way to put a little more spice in your Louisiana Marathon Weekend?

Louisianans love the “little something extras”…it’s what we call “Lagniappe”. Purchase one of our two elite VIP packages, and you too can experience a little lagniappe over the weekend for runners, their biggest fans and our finest supporters. Choose from the Cypress or Bayou packages, and you will be comfortably placed in the middle of the action.  For additional information or questions contact race@thelouisianamarathon.com.

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LEVEE LOUNGE

There’s nothing like a cold beer after a long run. Join us in the new Levee Lounge presented by Abita and Beausoleil after crossing the finish line on Sunday to crack open your cold one. The lounge will serve Abita beer and Beausoleil’s signature Bloody Marys.

Buy your Open-Bar-for-the-Day Pass now for $20 for full access to the beer garden.  Special brands will be served in cans and draft in the lounge.

Limited access. You can purchase tickets at The Gear Shop at the expo, or The Gear Tent at the festival.

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FEST TENTS

Fest Tents are available again this year for groups, charity fundraising teams and corporate partners. Reserve your space. Bring your own tent or rent one of ours with tables and chairs.

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