The Futures Fund Photography Show

The Futures Fund is a workforce development program designed with the mission to create digital, literary, visual, and performing arts-based entrepreneurial opportunities for middle to high school aged youth. It provides students with training in the arts under the guidance of paid professionals and volunteers with industry-specific expertise. Our Saturday training programs are research-driven, and based on best practices to prepare creative-minded youth for revenue-generating opportunities in their selected arts discipline. In this second year of operation, we continue to offer two of the four disciplines – digital and visual arts.   Learn more here.

Cajun Takeover BR - Zydeco Dance Lessons

Cajun Takeover BR - Zydeco Dance Lessons

Cajun dance class series happening Tuesdays in November at 630!  

Offering Cajun Zydeco Dance Lessons in Baton Rouge. Corey and Danielle (Honeycutt) Porche want to share this amazing part of Louisiana culture with our Baton Rouge community. We have taught in New York, Denmark, Vermont, Washington, Nova Scotia, Denmark, and here at home since 1999. Let us share this part of what make Louisiana special with you. We ultimately want to create community here in Baton Rouge, bring in bands from across the basin, and pass a good time, cher!  For more information or to get in on the next class series, click here.

Cajun Takeover BR - Zydeco Dance Lessons

Cajun Takeover BR - Zydeco Dance Lessons

Cajun dance class series happening Tuesdays in November at 630!  

Offering Cajun Zydeco Dance Lessons in Baton Rouge. Corey and Danielle (Honeycutt) Porche want to share this amazing part of Louisiana culture with our Baton Rouge community. We have taught in New York, Denmark, Vermont, Washington, Nova Scotia, Denmark, and here at home since 1999. Let us share this part of what make Louisiana special with you. We ultimately want to create community here in Baton Rouge, bring in bands from across the basin, and pass a good time, cher!  For more information or to get in on the next class series, click here.

Cajun Takeover BR - Zydeco Dance Lessons

Cajun Takeover BR - Zydeco Dance Lessons

Cajun dance class series happening Tuesdays in November at 630!  

Offering Cajun Zydeco Dance Lessons in Baton Rouge. Corey and Danielle (Honeycutt) Porche want to share this amazing part of Louisiana culture with our Baton Rouge community. We have taught in New York, Denmark, Vermont, Washington, Nova Scotia, Denmark, and here at home since 1999. Let us share this part of what make Louisiana special with you. We ultimately want to create community here in Baton Rouge, bring in bands from across the basin, and pass a good time, cher!  For more information or to get in on the next class series, click here.

Cajun Takeover BR - Zydeco Dance Lessons

Cajun Takeover BR - Zydeco Dance Lessons

Cajun dance class series happening Tuesdays in November at 630!  

Offering Cajun Zydeco Dance Lessons in Baton Rouge. Corey and Danielle (Honeycutt) Porche want to share this amazing part of Louisiana culture with our Baton Rouge community. We have taught in New York, Denmark, Vermont, Washington, Nova Scotia, Denmark, and here at home since 1999. Let us share this part of what make Louisiana special with you. We ultimately want to create community here in Baton Rouge, bring in bands from across the basin, and pass a good time, cher!  For more information or to get in on the next class series, click here.

Minos the Saint with Marina Orchestra

Minos the Saint with Marina Orchestra

"Minos the Saint is not what you would call a “traditional” southern Louisiana band. Though Baton Rouge is home, the ensemble has a variety of influences which yield experimental-yet-accessible original folk rock, uniquely representing Louisiana and the world.

Private party

Private party

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PechaKucha Night Baton Rouge!

PechaKucha Night Baton Rouge!

PechaKucha Night Baton Rouge Vol VI will feature another amazing line-up of presenters from across the Baton Rouge community. Each speaker has a chance to share whatever they want with the audience - their work, their ideas, their jokes... The catch? They only get 20 images and 400 seconds to make their point. 

Smith Field Fair

Smith Field Fair

"For over four decades, the focus of Smithfield Fair has been harmony vocals and original songs deftly placed over acoustic instrumentation. Smithfield Fair has presented its heartfelt original music and arrangements of traditional songs across the United States on concert and festival stages..."

Clay Parker and Jodi James with Matt McNeal

Clay Parker and Jodi James with Matt McNeal

Clay Parker and Jodie James will be at the Mid City Ballroom with Matt McNeal. Parker and James are a folk singer/songwriter duo from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The Widowers with Your Mom

The Widowers with Your Mom

October 7th @ 7pm pm!

DOORS OPEN AT 630

Tickets are $10 in advance and at the door

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE AND WILL BE CASH ONLY AT THE DOOR.

Despite the unfortunate Prowl postponement, the show will go on!  Get your house ready for Nate and then head on over for a great rockin' show.

The Widowers are an alternative rock band out of Baton Rouge, LA, and they are going to blow us away at the Ballroom!

Ogden Park Prowl

Ogden Park Prowl

The Ogden Park Prowl is a neighborhood art festival in Mid City, Baton Rouge.   Mid City Ballroom will be hosting the main stage on Beverly Drive.  Come check it out.

Visit the Facebook event invitation!

The Prowl is a collection of open houses and yards featuring arts, crafts, and entertainment made fresh and hyper-local.

The Prowl kicks off Saturday, October 7 from 1-6pm.

Ogden Park is handsomely fortified by an arena of local business who will also be participating. Our theater of operations includes an art gallery and antique/curio shops-- artfully located in the Ogden Park Shopping Center.

COME PROWL AROUND!

Darcy Malone & the Tangle with The Maggies

Darcy Malone & the Tangle with The Maggies

September 16th @ 8 pm!

Come out to Mid City Ballroom on September 16th to see Darcy Malone & the Malone rock the house! Tickets are $10 in advance and at the door.

Opening act will be The Maggies, which includes Mid City Ballroom's own Steve Levine and James Fogle.  Great soulful, groovin' sounds.

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!

ABOUT Darcy Malone & the Tangle from their website.

Darcy Malone & The Tangle began when the daughter of Dave Malone of The Radiators fame met skateboarder/guitar player Christopher Boye. The husband/wife duo wanted to create music that incorporated Darcy’s background of Soul and Pop with Chris’ love of Indie/Underground Rock n Roll. After adding band members Craig Toomey (vocals, bass),  James Beaumont (Saxophone, Keyboards), Billy Schell (Drums), and JP Carmody (Lead Guitar, Vocals),  the two musicians got the exact fresh sound they were looking for. Incorporating a “Tangle” of genres, the band go from the Funky catchy grooves of their hit “Be A Man” to the Dynamic Rock n Roll hooks of songs like “Still Life”. Great songs combined with an intensely fun live performance make this band for everyone.

 

 

PRESS about Darcy Malone & the Tangle from their website.

“Darcy Malone and the Tangle is the kind of band that not only makes you want to get up and dance, but they also do something even more important – they make you want to listen. Darcy’s unique vocals and interesting harmonies create a melodic tapestry over the rocking/driving/soulful drums, bass and guitars. This is one cool band.” -Vance DeGeneres-Actor, Musician, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Brother of Ellen DeGeneres. (June 13, 2015)

“A powerful, soulful sound in the great New Orleans tradition of Lil Queenie, Darcy Malone is part of Crescent City music royalty, and her voice won’t ever let you forget it. A rising talent to watch, for sure.” -Peter Holsapple—Musician(The dB’s, Continental Drifters)  and Songwriter (June 15, 2015)

 

The Gentlemen Commoners with Zak Ocmand

The Gentlemen Commoners with Zak Ocmand

September 15th @ 8 pm!

For a night of tribute to the Smiths, come see The Gentlemen Commoners with Zak Ocman! This project is an exploration of the music of the Smiths and Morrissey. The members of the band (all veterans of the Baton Rouge, Austin, New Orleans, and Bristol, UK music scenes) share a love for the music and the challenge involved in playing it.

Tickets are $10 in advance and at the door!

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!