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PLAYMAKERS - The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

PLAYMAKERS - The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

The Ballroom is very excited to host a great local arts organization.  Playmakers has been providing quality performance arts entertainment and education since 1982.  Their camps, lessons, and productions provide a great opportunity for kids and adults to express themselves and develop a craft.

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales has become a modern classic and we look forward to this show.  Details and ticket info to come soon! 

PLAYMAKERS - The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

PLAYMAKERS - The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

The Ballroom is very excited to host a great local arts organization.  Playmakers has been providing quality performance arts entertainment and education since 1982.  Their camps, lessons, and productions provide a great opportunity for kids and adults to express themselves and develop a craft.

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales has become a modern classic and we look forward to this show.  Details and ticket info to come soon! 

PLAYMAKERS - The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

PLAYMAKERS - The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

The Ballroom is very excited to host a great local arts organization.  Playmakers has been providing quality performance arts entertainment and education since 1982.  Their camps, lessons, and productions provide a great opportunity for kids and adults to express themselves and develop a craft.

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales has become a modern classic and we look forward to this show.  Details and ticket info to come soon! 

Neon Mountain with Alabaster Stag and RiaRosa

Neon Mountain with Alabaster Stag and RiaRosa



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Neon Mountain~

a neo-psychedelic dream rock band based out of Baton Rouge, LA.  We love synths, guitar pedals, crazy effects, trippy sounds, wild and colorful lights, and putting on bombastic performances.

Check out their soundcloud, website, and facebook.


Alabaster Stag~

Alabaster Stag is a groove-powered soul machine based out of Baton Rouge, La. Comprised of talented performers from diverse musical backgrounds, this group combines elements everything from neo-soul, hip-hop, jazz, pop, and rock to create a fresh sound that anyone can enjoy. After originally coming together as a cover band formed by lead singer, Chloe Marie, the group decided to continue creating together and have since transformed their live set into an energetic blend of eclectic original music. Although the band just wrapped up it's first year of playing original material, they've already opened for acts such as Big Freedia, Preservation Hall All-Stars, GIVERS, Anna Wise, and many more! Their debut EP, 'Perfume', received recognition as some of the best regional music of 2016 by The Advocate. Frequently called a local favorite in their hometown of Baton Rouge, Alabaster Stag is band you'll want to keep an eye out for.

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RiaRosa~

NeoSoul
We like to get DOWN. 

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The Nocturnal Broadcast with Nice Dog and Wonder Kid

The Nocturnal Broadcast with Nice Dog and Wonder Kid

The Nocturnal Broadcastwith Nice Dog and Wonder Kid at Mid City Ballroom Friday, March 23!

Doors at 8:30p. Show starts at 9:00p.

$8 Advance Tickets.

$15 Advance Ticket+Nocturnal Broadcast Album.

$10 Door sales CASH ONLY. The album regularly sold for $10. 

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A Pendulum Ache

Album by Nocturnal Broadcast

Nocturnal Broadcast is~Folk Rock/IndieConnor

LaCour - Vocals, Guitar
Drew Brunson - Guitar
Annie Carlson - Bass
Taylor Stoma - Drums, Vocals

Nice Dogs~Blues/Alternative

Nice Dog came together as members of different bands from Baton Rouge Music Studios' Young Band Nation migrated to this current line up of musicians.
Logan Wagner (Phresh vocals) (Funky rhythm guitar) Austin Roy (Psychedelic lead Guitar) Robert Denoux (consciousness-expanding Bass) Garrett Howell (On the fly Drummer)

Wonder Kid~Surf Rock 

Wonder Kid formed at the end of 2014 and has been working tirelessly to create emotionally and intellectually engaging music.
Ryan: Guitar and Vocals
Adrian: Guitar
Nathan: Bass Guitar and Vocals
Max: Drums



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Sorry Ghost with Toast

Sorry Ghost with Toast

Sorry Ghost and Toast take the Mid City Ballroom stage on Saturday, March 10. 

Doors at 8:30p. Show starts at 9p.

Sorry Ghost~Check out their music

Toast~ Classic, Blues, Hard, and Alternative Rock
 

Classic New Orleans Burlesque - Baton Rouge Style

Classic New Orleans Burlesque - Baton Rouge Style

Oh Baton Rouge...get ready!  

For the first time, Bustout Burlesque brings its performers to Baton Rouge for a special show featuring beautiful and talented striptease dancers, a comic emcee, singers, and variety acts, performing at Mid City Ballroom. This is what Baton Rouge has been waiting for! Celebrating the beauty and independence of women, Bustout Burlesque will deliver a classic New Orleans style Burlesque show.  Girls' night, date night, fun night! You won't want to miss this special and unique show.

Burlesque entertainment made Bourbon Street famous in the 1950s. In New Orleans, the art of burlesque has been revived in recent years thanks to Bustout Burlesque. This authentic burlesque show debuted in 2005 and has been a permanent fixture at House of Blues in the French Quarter, drawing tourists and locals alike who line up down the block to get in. Bustout Burlesque created its spin-off show, Bad Girls of Burlesque, which has been  just as successful.

The show will feature an emcee and magician Dante, Miss Stormy Gayle (Queen of Burlesque titleholder 2015), singer/dancer Angie Z (seen on American Idol), trick roper Chris McDaniel (seen last year on NBC’s Little Big Shots: Forever Young), singer/dancer Lily Allure, and Cherry Bombshell. The show is produced by Rick Delaup, creator of Bustout Burlesque, Bad Girls of Burlesque, and the annual New Orleans Burlesque Festival. 

TICKETS GO ON SALE VALENTINE'S DAY AT 8AM.  GET YOUR SPECIAL SOMEONE SOMETHING THEY WON'T FORGET!



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Audience 18+, BYOB, Doors open at 8:30, Show starts at 9pm
$50 individual FRONT ROW table seats
$40 individual table seats
$25 general admission audience seating

Email info@midcityballroom.com if you want to request table seating ticket holders to be at the same table once your tickets are purchased.

This one-of-a-kind Baton Rouge event is likely to sell out fast--don't miss out!

Steve Hofstetter - Comedy Show

Steve Hofstetter - Comedy Show

Don't miss The Ballroom's first comedy show!

We are excited to be added to Steve's "The Your Tour: Grassroots Ramble" tour.

Tickets- $20. Buy online here or cash only at the door. 

(we recommend you purchase in advance)

We are pleased to have local comic Will Merrill kick off our first comedy show at The Ballroom and share what is going on in the local scene here.  

Hofstetter, who has a whopping 50 million views on YouTube, might be best known for his blistering take down of a heckler that got 3 million views in just 3 days and trended number one on Facebook above Game of Thrones and every presidential candidate. He is also the host of Finding Babe Ruth on FS1 and Major League Podcast, one of the top 100 sports podcasts in the world. Hofstetter was the host and executive producer of season one of Laughs (FOX) and he has been on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and E! True Hollywood Story, Comics Unleashed, Comedy All-Stars, Quite Frankly, White Boyz in the Hood, Countdown, and more. This winter he'll be in his second movie, and he starred in a national commercial for JDate. One of his albums reached number 1 on iTunes' comedy charts and he's parlayed his success into ownership of four comedy clubs. He is a former columnist for Sports Illustrated and the NHL, and has also written for Maxim and the New York Times, among others.

Recommended audience age 18+

Five-Eight with The Rakers & The Junior League

Five-Eight with The Rakers & The Junior League

Get ready to ROCK! Five-Eight hits the Ballroom stage on Saturday, February 24. This is a show you won't want to miss.

With talented, opening acts and album releases by The Rakers & The Junior League. Albums will be available for sale at the event. 

Door sales are CASH ONLY. Advance tickets available online. 



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Most days, Five-Eight is a four-piece rock band from Athens, GA. Some days it can be five or more, but most of the time it's:

Patrick Ferguson / drums

Sean Dunn / guitar

Mike Mantione / guitar, vocals

Dan Horowitz / bass

web: www.fiveeight.com
Twitter: @FiveEightAthens
Bandcamp: fiveeight.bandcamp.com 
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/five-eight/id19072820

Songs for St. Jude out now! 

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The Rakers 

Lance Porter (guitar, drums, vocals)
Alex V. Cook (guitar, mandolin, vocals)
Lewis Roussel (bass, guitar, drums, mandolin)
Leon Lejeune (guitar, bass)
Anna Byars (drums)

 

 

 

The Junior League 

 

 

 

 

Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue

Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue

Gal Holiday is back at the Ballroom! See you on February 23rd for a hot, fiery country music show you won't forget. 

Tickets $10 CASH ONLY at door. Or buy online in advance.

Door opens at 8:30. Show starts at 9.



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Bio: Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue were at the vanguard of New Orleans’ now-thriving country scene when they formed over a decade ago, and they’ve remained in a league of their own ever since. Combining evocative songwriting, impeccable musicianship, and a twinge of punk sensibility to boot, their infectious Western swing energy has earned them their place in the upper echelon of local favorites and helped grow an avid fan-base of two-steppers around the world.

“The Gal” is Vanessa Niemann, an Appalachian-born songstress who has lent her powerful voice and magnetic stage presence to various musical projects in New Orleans and around the country. In 2017, she was nominated for an Ameripolitan Award in the category of Honky Tonk Female. Over the years, the Revue has counted among its ranks some of the finest musicians in the region. The current roster boasts guitarists Matt Slusher and Justin LeCuyer in addition to drummer Rose Cangelosi, and upright bassist Corey McGillivary, all excellent singers in their own right adding tight harmonies to the sound.

These multi-time Big Easy and Best of the Beat Award recipients have shared the stage with Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, the Blind Boys of Alabama, and countless other talents. 2017 will be their tenth year appearing at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. “When it comes to honky tonk,” OffBeat Magazine said of their third and most recent album, Last to Leave, “the real deal’s right here.” Their tunes have reached as high as third on the FAR Charts (Freeform American Roots Music) and the top 100 on the AMA Charts (Americana Airplay, Americana Music Association.)

Last year alone found them touring out to Colorado, up the East Coast and into Detroit plus their monthly trips out to Texas for a residency at The White Horse in Austin. This vigorous touring schedule, however, doesn’t prevent the Honky Tonk Revue from remaining 100% native to their hometown. You can find them raising a ruckus at local dance halls, festivals, and watering holes any day of the week. They know the ins and outs of the country canon and can even get folks swinging to an unexpected pop cover or two. Above all, vivid songwriting is one of the group’s great strengths. Their rollicking foot-stompers and poignant Crescent City tributes alike crackle with an authentic country spirit.

Armed with this kind of versatility and an ever-growing body of original material, they put on a show that never gets old and delights rowdy dancers and buttoned-down diners alike. New Orleans may be most closely associated with jazz and brass, but Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue prove that the city celebrates its musical diversity with enthusiasm.

Shipwrecked with Loudness War and Oleskies

Shipwrecked with Loudness War and Oleskies

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Doors 8:30 pm. Show 9:00 pm. 



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Shipwrecked

David Bankston (vocals, guitar)
Garrett Howell (Guitar)
Michael Lachney (bass)
Hannah Hyman (drums)

Loudness War

 a fuzz-worshipping garage rock band from Baton Rouge, LA.
loudnesswarband.bandcamp.com

Oleskies

Up and coming Baton Rouge blues rockers who bring an accessible sound great for most venues. Check out album "Ole-Skeez" ASAP!

 

 

 

PETTY IN PINK | a Tom Petty Tribute

PETTY IN PINK | a Tom Petty Tribute

On February 16, soothe those Spanish Town Mardi Gras and Valentines hangovers with a live tribute to the music and life of the late Tom Petty featuring local musicians and guest performers.

Tickets $10 CASH ONLY at door. Door opens at 8pm, show starts at 8:30.



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Lilli Lewis Project Album Release Party with Ship of Fools and _thesmoothcat & The 9th Life

Lilli Lewis Project Album Release Party with Ship of Fools and _thesmoothcat & The 9th Life

Get Ready for an Unforgettable, Soulful Album Release Party with Lilli Lewis Project.

Friday, February 9th

Door opens ~ 8:30. Showtime ~ 9:00

Tickets $10 CASH ONLY at door. $8 in advanced online.

Check out this write up in 225 Magazine!



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Biography from LLP's website, "Louisiana Red Hot Records’ award-winning singer/songwriter Lilli Lewis is known for her powerful vocals and progressive message. The “folk-rock diva” is a sought after featured performer on mainstages across the United States and abroad.

A prolific writer, composer, pianist, and producer, Lilli has appeared as both artist and sideman with elites like Dr. John, Kirk Joseph’s Backyard Groove, Little Freddie King, Dash Rip Rock, Gina Forsyth, Sharon Martin, Betty Shirley, and Dr. James Walsh to mention a few.

Lewis and her band have been Regional Finalists for the Mountain Stage New Song Competition as well as Hard Rock Rising Global Band Battle. Notable festival appearances include the National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta’s Music Midtown, the Southern Womyn’s Music Festival, and various Pride festivals throughout the US.

The daughter of a southern minister and a Chicago reared civil rights activist, her bent towards social justice is reflected in her music and stage show. In keeping with the groundbreaking and pioneering spirit, Lewis is the only female artist on the Louisiana Red Hot Records emerging artist roster alongside Corey Henry, Colin Lake, and Jonathon Boogie Long. Louisiana Red Hot was OffBeat Magazine’s 2015 Record Label of the Year and is known for launching and supporting the careers of southern favorites such as Trombone Shorty, Hunter Hayes, and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, among others.

Her voice and showmanship have been described as “Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s virtuoso commitment to her instrument and Odetta’s vocal power, creating a show that is a force of nature.” Jamie Anderson, indie-music.com cited…“Makes you want to put your hands in the air, shout hallelujah and shake your booty for the rest of the night…enough energy to power a large city,” with Radio Stonewall stating… “Lewis is the light at the end of the tunnel…”

2017 saw the release of Orange Music, Volumes I & II, and a national tour to support release for The Lilli Lewis Project planned Orange Music, Volume III: Materia. The Lilli Lewis Project can be heard weekly on Monday nights at the Banks Street Bar and Grill."

Ship of Fools

_thesmoothcat & the 9th life

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