Brother's Bear

Brother's Bear

Saturday, December 15 | Doors 8:30pm | BYOB

Tickets $8 in advance online, $10 cash only at the door.

Brother's Bear is a mult-instrumentalist quartet based in Baton Rouge. Bringing Tight Harmonies and Reflective lyrics of such artist as Gillian Welch, Avett Brothers, and Lumineers.

Warfair 3

Warfair 3

It’s that time a year again.

WAR FAIR 3

Saturday, December 8

More info to come…

Private party

Private party

Book your unique event at Mid City Ballroom.  Fill out form on our website.

Swing Dance Social

Swing Dance Social

Put on your dancin' shoes and get ready to swing! 

Saturday, November 24 | 8:3opm | BYOB

The Roebucks // Bedlamville Triflers

The Roebucks // Bedlamville Triflers

November 23 | 8:30pm | BYOB

Tickets $8 in advance online, $10 cash only at the door.

The Roebucks

Rockabilly, Surf, Country

The Roebucks, based in south Louisiana, formed in Baton Rouge by Robbie and Sammy in 1991. Doing originals and a few obscure covers for years, all in the style of the early Rock 'n Roll artists from the late 50's/early 60's... and oh yeah, and the surf and country thang from the 60's. Hell, it all ties together, don't it? Lots of twangin' guitar, cheap liquor, corny smartass jokes, semi-interesting stories, and striking good looks. Yeah that's us -- a sort of a Surfin' Johnny Cash meets Bo Diddley kind of thing

Robbie Taylor - lead vocals and guitar; Sam Boykin Short - lead guitar and vocals; Dave Hinson – bass; George Brown - drums

Bedlamville Triflers

The Bedlamville Triflers are a rockabilly band from Baton Rouge, La. A blend of old school desperate style rockabilly, and a faster modern revved up version of the classic sound. Our influences range from Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, AL Ferrier, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Johnny Burnette, Warren Smith to the newer sounds of the Legendary Raw Deal, Frantic Flattops and the Reverend Horton Heat

Trifler Shawn' Roux - Guitars, Lead Vocals
'Real Gone' Greg Guffey - Drums, Vocals
'Bedlam Benjo' Fernandez - Saxophone, Guitar, Vocals
Dean 'Gullberry' Harrison - Bass, Vocals




Baton Rouge Adult Music Club

Baton Rouge Adult Music Club

Saturday, November 17 | Doors 8:30pm | BYOB

Tickets TBA

“Don't let mid-life get too complicated. Fancy cars are expensive, affairs are messy. Learn how to rock and join the movement of grown folks starting bands.”

Drivin N Cryin

Drivin N Cryin

Drivin N Cryin

Thursday, November 15

Doors 8:30pm | Show at 9:00pm

Tickets $12 online | $15 cash only at the door

with opening act James Fogle and the Sofa City Sweethearts

BYOB

Atlanta Georgia Rock N Roll Band
Georgia Music Hall of Famers
http://drivinncryin.com

Celebrating their 32nd Anniversary together, Atlanta-based folk rock act, Drivin N Cryin, have spent most of 2017 on tour. In October 1985 Drivin N Cryin played their first show at Atlanta’s famed 688 Club. The band quickly gained attention for its blistering live shows and amassed a rabid fanbase in the fertile soil of the late-1980s Southeast music scene. Now, 32 years later and releasing four full length albums on Island Records and one on Geffen Records founding members Kevn Kinney and Tim Nielsen find themselves enjoying a milestone anniversary for the band, having survived the pressures of fame, a shifting musical landscape, multiple lineup changes, and miles of backroads and highways to arrive here.
With a gold record, 10 full-length albums, and a handful of EPs to their credit, the band still refuses to rest. In 2012, a documentary about the band entitled Scarred but Smarter: Life n Times of Drivin' N’ Cryin' was produced. In 2015, a collection of 10 choice cuts from the band’s 4-EP “Songs” series, entitled Best of Songs, was released on Nashville’s Plowboy Records. Additionally, the band was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame the same year. The following year, Drivin N Cryin released a vinyl-only album, entitled Archives Vol One , with a collection of basement recordings from the years 1988 to 1990.
With Dave V. Johnson as their drummer and the band's newest member Laur Joamets (originally Sturgill Simpson) now being added to the lineup, Drivin N Cryin is continuing to tour the U.S. to great acclaim.
Island Records will be re-releasing their acclaimed record “Mystery Road” through Universal Music Group later this year. Darius Rucker has cut “Straight to Hell” on his new album slated for this October with guest vocals appearances of Luke Bryan, Charles Kelley and Jason Aldean.
A quote from the band’s lead singer, Kevn Kinney, gives a little insight into what Drivin N Cryin is all about: “We are a band that's like your record collection.” Drawing influence from a wide array of musical elements, Drivin N Cryin has developed a unique sound over the years. Their name derives from the eclectic nature of this sound: a little drivin' rock n roll and a little country twang. Comfortable with their past and confident in their future, the band has an arsenal of songs, a full tank of gas, and no plans of stopping any time soon

Booze // Diet Milk // Gools

Booze // Diet Milk // Gools

Saturday, November 10 | Doors 8:30pm | BYOB

Tickets $8 in advance online, $10 cash only at the door.

Booze

Taylor Chellew (guitar/vocals), Jesse Zeringue (drums/vocals), Christian Woerner (Bass)

Diet Milk

 "I don't know if I'm getting old, or if this band sucks" -Skatepark Mom

"I don't know if I'm getting old, or if this band sucks" -Skatepark Mom

G Street

G Street

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$10.00 cover fee
BYOB
LIVE MUSIC R&B, Soul, Blues, and Rap
family friendly

American Idiot Live

American Idiot Live

Thursday, November 8 | Doors 8:30pm | BYOB

Ticket $8 in advance, $10 cash only at the door.

September has officially ended SO we are covering Green Day's American Idiot from start to finish! Ft. members of Dubya, Alabaster Stag, ex- Particle Devotion, The Easy, Death in the Park & more! Opening will be Baton Rouge's premiere *Blink 182* cover band WINK 91 playing all the hits you never knew you missed. Join us on November 8th and get ready to sing your angsty little hearts out.

Eli William's from Alabaster Stag & Dubya
Elijah Wilson from Dubya 
Ryan Erwin formerly from Particle Devotion/Loozy
Chad Watford from Death in the Park/The Escape Frame
opening act:
Jay & Elijah Wilson from Baby in the 90s/Dubya 
Reed Dunaway from Baby in the 90s

Punk Night

Punk Night

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Two Headed Dog: "The Evil One"

Two Headed Dog: "The Evil One"

Saturday, October 27 | Doors 8:30pm | BYOB

Tickets $8 in advance online, $10 cash only at the door.

Two Headed Dog will be playing songs from Roky Erickson's Halloween album to top all rock albums, "The Evil One", like we do every year! If you haven't heard it, PLEASE LISTEN IMMEDIATELY: https://www.discogs.com/Roky-Erickson-And-The-Aliens-The-Evil-One/master/594637

Here's a writeup: http://www.labelobscura.com/roky-erickson-the-evil-one/

Costumes are strongly encouraged! No official contest on the books yet, but if we like your costume, we might just hand you a drink!

The Axes of Evil // Arn Mait’n

The Axes of Evil // Arn Mait’n

Friday, October 26 | 8:30pm

Tickets $8 online $15 at the door. BYOB.

Arn Mait’n

Hick-Shtick Comedy plus Bluegrass with punkabilly roots and outlaw vocals celebrating the music of Iron Maiden. As well as hard rock and alternative hits from the 80s,90s,and More

The Axes of Evil

No drop-d, no bitching about the government, no grinding away on three chords for ten minutes. Face melting solos and songs about Vikings and Warhammer.

Spanish Moon's '80s Night Halloween Ball

Spanish Moon's '80s Night Halloween Ball

ALRIGHT BOILS AND GHOULS, it's that time once again for our annual...

Spanish Moon's
'80s
NIGHT
DANCE
PARTY
HALLOWEEN
BALL

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25th, ride your brooms on down to the Mid City Ballroom as your favorite '80s Dance Party macabre masters of music, Spanish Moon's '80s Night's DJs ZE IDOLIST and GOSH ZILLA, are joined by Rareluth to bring you only THE FINEST (and SPOOKIEST) dance tunes of the decade!

And let's not forget about the COSTUME CONTEST! Prizes provided by Time Warp Boutique!

COSTUMES ENCOURAGED, OBVIOUSLY.

Still need an outfit? Head to Time Warp (3001 Government St.)! Mention that you're shopping for Spanish Moon's '80s Night Halloween Ball - Mid City Ballroom at checkout to receive 15% off of your purchase!

Here's what you need to know:

-Doors open at 9PM.

-*Mid City Ballroom is BYOB*

-$10 gets you in.

Mid City Ballroom
136 S. Acadian Thruway
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
facebook.com/SM80sNight

 Black Joe Lewis & The Honey Bears

Black Joe Lewis & The Honey Bears

Monday October 22nd

Spanish Moon Presents 

Black Joe Lewis and The Honey Bears

and more TBA 

Mid-City Ballroom
136 
S. Acadian
Baton Rouge, LA 


Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears return with their most subversive record to date: an exploration of the sordid trappings of ego; isolation, consumption, waste and war. Sonically inspired by the hill country blues of Junior Kimbrough, cowpunk style of The Gun Club, and the southern soul of Stax, the album charts new territory with a heavy stream of lyrical consciousness. This is The Difference Between Me & You.
Recorded in their hometown of Austin, Texas, with Grammy award winning producer Stuart Sikes (The White Stripes, Cat Power, Modest Mouse) this familiar environment provided a "hands-on style of production with, open, creative interaction between the entire band for the first time" Lewis said.
The bands fifth studio album works to explore the human condition through an impassioned and introspective lens. Mining his first decade of experience on the road,The Differenceis influenced by a deep repertoire of sounds: the heavy grooves of Albert King, punked-up blues of R.L. Burnside, the storytelling of Bobby "Blue" Bland, and the soulfully layered horns of the Stones, are all omnipresent throughout.
A Texas native, Lewis discovered his love for the blues&guitar work from an early age. "I grew up on hip-hop and whatever my dad was listening to-Springsteen, Curtis Mayfield, Donny Hathaway and the like-but once I picked up the guitar I started getting into the deep cuts. My early days of crate digging helped shape the bands experimental style," he recalls. "It wasnt even until my late teens that I first picked up a guitar, after getting a job at a pawn shop. I taught myself some chords on lunch breaks."
With The Difference, "I wanted to make a more complex and reflective record than I ever have before," Lewis explains. On opening track "Nothing but a Cliche", he carps about an old acquaintance whose interests were best suited only for themselves. Similar themes of derision are included on tracks "No Rhyme or Reason" and "Culture Vulture", expanding on the vices&followers within society. But just as quickly as Joe systematically ridicules the world around him, the album turns inward. "Face In The Scene" reveals the story of an existential scenester addicted to the limelight. Both mature and adventurous, balancing between a 4/4&6/8, the song carries a booming groove. "Suit or Soul" brings forth a thoughtful ballad about the type people you surround yourself and what their true intentions are.
On The Difference Between Me & You, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears traverse a lifetime of physical and metaphysical experiences, characterized by looking in the mirror and asking yourself the tough questions. Lewis ultimately succeeds in pulling off a rare feat: creating an informed "real blues" record.

Zombie Night Staring JustinBailey

Zombie Night Staring JustinBailey

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And once again, “when there’s no more room in hell…”
RETURN OF THE LIVING ZOMBIE NIGHT, Concert and Costume contest at Mid City Ballroom
Starring: justinbailey
With a new score composed by Ben Livingston and Ben Clancy for the classic “Night of the Living Dead”
Zombie Master of Ceremonies: Mr. Tiny Archibald

Who wants to see one of the best bands to have ever existed in the red stick? Who loves Halloween and monsters and zombies? Who loves going out and seeing a show, a REAL show? Oh, and who wants to win $200?
Damn right, you.

Zombie Night is tailor made for the impeccable taste you are so finely tuned to. Arisen from the grave for “the darkest day of horror Baton Rouge has ever known”, the only thing that can destroy the horde is ROCK! Called to the fight once again, justinbailey will gather for the head shattering decibels required to wipe them all out! First they will need the help of Ben Livingston and company, who will perform a live new score over the projection of the film “Night of the Living Dead” to captivate the horde beforehand. By the end of the night, and when all have been slain by the music, one zombie, the best lookin’ zombie there, will walk away with $200 cash money doll hairs!!!  
Judges will be walking throughout the evening looking for the best ZOMBIE costumes, after justinbailey plays three(3) finalists will be selected and crowd support will choose the winner, the winner will then receive Two Hundred dollars, cash. Raffles will be held between performances.  

Sunday, October 21st at Mid City Ballroom
$10 tickets in advance, $15 cash at door
Doors at 7:00pm, film presentation will begin at 7:30pm and the party goes on from there.
Popcorn and beverages will be for sale while supplies last
Event is All Ages(parents please take note that there will be very loud music throughout the night, as well as imagery from a ‘60s horror movie and people in at times grotesque costumes, this may not be suitable for children of certain ages or conditions)

Red Magnolia Theatre Company

Red Magnolia Theatre Company

Love, Loss, and What I Wore

Written by Nora and Delia Ephron

Based on the book by Ilene Beckerman

Directed by Macy Jones

This beautiful play about women, their lives, their clothes and the memories that tie them together was written by Nora and Delia Ephron, best known as the screenwriters of When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail and The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, among many other works. Love, Loss, and What I Wore is a series of monologues and ensemble pieces that use clothing, accessories, and the memories they evoke to tell hilariously funny and often poignant stories in which all women, and many times men, will connect.

ased on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman, Love, Loss and What I Wore is traditionally performed as a Reader 's Theatre piece.  Through director Macy Jones's creative vision, audiences will be treated to a delightfully fresh and unique interpretation as we bring these women to life in a live action production. 

ust as the clothes we wear are woven within our stories, Red Magnolia Theatre Company is excited to present a profoundly personal play as the first stitch in our story of  Renewing women's stories, Elevating their voices, and Discovering new adventures along the way.

Production Dates

Friday, October 12th, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 13th, 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 14th, 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 14th, 7:00 p.m.

$25

MID CITY BALLROOM

136 S Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, LA 70806