There are two things which Baton Rouge is famous for – incredible food and a vibrant music scene. That’s probably why it’s a popular destination for moms looking to get a break away with the girls and somewhere they can indulge both passions in one place. Baton Rouge has a rich history that is steeped in music and art and through the generations, Louisiana’s distinctive culinary style we all know as Cajun has been passed down in secret recipes to create taste experiences only available in the Deep South.
Baton Rouge is a great destination for groups and families alike because of the wealth of local attractions and events. Staying at a centrally-located hotel like the Marriott TownePlace Suites allows you easy access to all leisure and entertainment on offer in the state capital while giving you a luxurious place to get a well-earned night’s sleep!
Baton Rouge is Where the Music Takes You!
Despite the laid-back Southern style of Baton Rouge, when there’s music being played everything around you comes alive. Even the sleepiest towns like Arnaudville can become a vibrant mix of melodious sounds at times due to the area’s diverse community of musicians. Baton Rouge has an annual music festival that has become internationally renowned, which takes place in nearby Lafayette. The festival has become known for introducing acts from all over the world to mainstream music in America, making it an important event for aspiring musicians.
There are plenty of musicians and bands located in and around Baton Rouge too that are celebrating their local heritage and history in the music they write and perform. If you’re planning a trip to the ‘Red Stick’ and want to know what’s going on in the music scene, a good website to take a look at is the Acadiana Center for the Arts for details of any current concerts and exhibits you might find interesting. Pretty much wherever you go in Baton Rouge you’ll notice the influence of many different cultures in the music you hear. This is something that adds so much to the ambiance and atmosphere of the city and what makes it such a great place for visitors of all ages.
After a night of loud music and heavy drinking, a Cajun breakfast is a rather pleasant surprise for the system. Fortunately, from the beginning of the day to the small hours of the morning, there’s always somewhere open and serving food in Baton Rouge. Louie’s Cafe serves some incredible Cajun breakfasts including their specialty of Andouille hash browns, one of their many upscale menu items. Andouille is a kind of sausage that was introduced into the area by the French settlers and it is now used in nearly all Cajun dishes including jambalaya, rice and beans and soups, etc.
Great Food and Good Music Combined under One Roof!
If you want to combine a night of food and song, check out Chelsea’s Café in Baton Rouge. From the outside, there’s not much to write about in terms of appearance. In fact, it resembles an aircraft hangar in many ways but as soon as you cross the threshold you’ll encounter a completely unique and very serious restaurant that also has exceptional live music events several nights a week. No matter how loud the music gets, guests in the dining area remain undisturbed as Chelsea’s uses its space perfectly to separate the two. Whether you want a quiet, intimate meal with close friends or family or a night of unbridled dancing to a variety of live bands, Chelsea’s Café ticks all the boxes.