A Running Festival with Lagniappe

LAGNIAPPE


A RUNNING FESTIVAL WITH LAGNIAPPE

RENDEZVOUS ON THE BAYOU



LAGNIAPPE EVENTS:


The Louisiana Marathon loves offering a little extras — It’s Lagniappe and 2018 will not disappoint on Friday and Saturday.

FRIDAY

Kick off the weekend with a happy hour Pub Crawl around downtown with numerous bars and restaurants offering drink specials for runners and their guests.  Don’t miss the sunset on the Mississippi!

  • Free Admission
  • Happy Hour specials all over downtown

Close the Expo with the Rum Run with a second-line led by The Michael Foster Project that heads from the Raising Cane’s River Center to Caneland Distillery for tasty spirits, Barbosa’s Barbeque, and live music.

  • Free Admission
  • Second Line starting at The Raising Cane’s River Center and ending at the Cane Land Distillery
  • The Michael Foster Project to play a set on the patio
  • Pop-up Pitmaster Alex Barbosa on hand selling Barbosa’s Barbeque

End the night with a Kick-Off Concert at L’auberge Casino by Bag of Donuts.

SATURDAY

We are adding a Louisiana Street Food Festival featuring 20+ street food chefs, along with live music by the Lost Bayou Ramblers along the Mississippi River.

  • Free Admission
  • 20+ Street Food Chefs across from the Expo
  • Lost Bayou Ramblers to play on the River Plaza Stage

SUNDAY

We are keeping steady with our 7th annual post-race Finish Festival which exemplifies the best south Louisiana has to offer with live music, cold beer, and some of the most delicious culinary fare the bayou state has to offer.

Mark your calendars so you can enjoy all the fun of the Louisiana Marathon Weekend.

LAGNIAPPE LINE UP:


FRIDAY  // DOWNTOWN BATON ROUGE // January 12, 2018

SATURDAY  // January 13, 2018

  • 11:00 am The Louisiana Street Food Festival
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Lost Bayou Ramblers

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CANELAND DISTILLERY

Cane Land Distilling Company marries our rich agricultural know-how with superior distilling techniques, and barrel aging knowledge handed down over centuries. Our spirits are genuinely hand crafted expressions, deep in character and true to their origin.


MICHAEL FOSTER PROJECT

Michael Foster Project is helping us kick off the Louisiana Marathon Festivities on Friday night when they lead the Rum Run starting at The River Center in a second line to Cane Land Distillery and then play a set on the patio!  Don’t miss them ons Saturday as they return to take the Finish Festival stage at 11am with their unique Louisiana sound combining Jazz, Funk and Hip Hop.

The band: Michael Foster – tuba(sousaphone), bass, upright bass;
Chris Lee – drums, percussion; Terrance Taplin – trombone; Chancelier Skidmore – percussion; John Gray – trumpet and Roderick Jackson – saxophone.


BAG OF DONUTS

There is a visual history in New Orleans culture. Mardi Gras Indians, street parades, make-up, costumes, Carnival, city art, artists both local and transplant alike are only a small portion of the rich tradition. The world renowned music scene has given birth to such art and much has been documented as to it’s importance in wider pop culture.

Enter Bag of Donuts. The New Orleans based quartet have been engaged in such endeavors for over two decades. Having celebrated their 25th anniversary in 2012, the momentum only seems to be building. Along with their flair for kabuki make-up and extravagant costumes, the four New Orleans natives cover songs in a style they have branded as Superpop: Any song popular from any era. Their flamboyant performances are a combination of ultimate showmanship, call and response audience participation, visual ingenuity, professional musicianship and pure entertainment with a nod to the comedy gods. With over 100 live dates each year, BOD have become headliners at festivals from Texas to Florida including an annual slot at the world famous French Quarter Festival which surpassed 700,000 attendees in 2014. Further building on that propulsion, New Orleans Magazine named them one of the most popular local acts along side Grammy winning heavyweights, Rebirth Brass Band. Their performances draw thousands at events for NFL, NBA and PGA. In addition, there is always a salute to their hometown which is at the heart of BOD’s charm. To quote the band: “It ‘s like Mardi Gras all year long.”

Theirs is a world of brass bands, rock and roll, pop radio, country, hip-hop and reggae all rolled into one big, beautiful band of color. In the great tradition of stunning acts, BOD has to be experienced live to fully feel the impact. The universality of their show stems from the idea that everyone likes to have an escape, a release. From the opening note, it will become apparent that BOD carries on a vibrant birthright steeped in a city known as the birthplace of jazz, rock & roll and all things vivid. The mythology continues. Come see a seasoned, live act just hitting their stride…


L’AUBERGE CASINO

Experience a legendary escape from the moment you step through the door of the South’s premier gaming and entertainment destination property. Play your favorite slot machine or table game on an expansive single-level casino floor. Try your hand at poker in our non-smoking poker room. Dance the night away at one of our entertainment venues. Indulge in a juicy cut of prime beef at 18 STEAK, a burger topped with anything you could want at Stadium Bar & Grill, or all the Southern seafood and home-cooked favorites you can eat at Bon Temps Buffet. Need fuel for your winning streak? Stop by PJ’s for a cup of coffee, a pastry almost too beautiful to eat, or a sandwich. When it’s time to get away from it all, retreat to true Southern elegance in our 205 guests rooms or enjoy gorgeous views of the Mississippi River from our rooftop pool. Legendary moments await.


LOUISIANA STREET FOOD FESTIVAL

Welcome to the 1st Annual Louisiana Street Food Festival!
River Plaza, Greenspace by USS Kidd
Produced by My House Social

For the first time ever, innovative chefs from across the state will gather to serve their street food specialties for one day in one central location.

Work up an appetite at the Louisiana Marathon and join us after the Finish Festival for eats, drinks and live music in celebration of Louisiana street food culture and community.

Eat up- a portion of proceeds will be donated to Louisiana Runs, an organization dedicated to promoting active and healthy lifestyles statewide.


LOST BAYOU RAMBLERS

Lost Bayou Ramblers’ evolution as a Cajun band continues to excite, challenge, and redefine both genre expectations as well as cultural preconceptions. Produced by Korey Richey (LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire) their 8th album, KALENDA, gave the band the title of “one of the most vital voices in contemporary Louisiana. The bands’ performance, produced by JACK WHITE, on the 2017 documentary series and record release, AMERICAN EPIC, solidifies Lost Bayou Ramblers’ international reputation as a traditional (while extremely progressive) Cajun band.


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