Mobley

Mobley

Saturday, July 28 // BYOB // Tickets Coming Soon


Your Mom Band // Love Tap

Your Mom Band // Love Tap

Saturday, July 21 | BYOB 

Tickets Coming Soon...

Your Mom

Dorothy Leblanc - Lead Bass
Sandy Brock - Guitar
Kay Lindsey - Guitar
Debbie Roussel - Drums


Love Tap

Opening Act

 

Rosie and The Swingin' Riveters

Rosie and The Swingin' Riveters

Friday July 21 | BYOB | More Info Coming Soon...

Genre- Swing/Jazz 1950's - 1960's Pop

Michelle "Rosie" Morgan - Vocals
Pris Ashworth - Piano
Jordan DeWitt - Bass
Robert Reynolds - Drums and Vocals
Richard "Slide" Kilpatrick - Trombone
Cary Griffin - Trumpet
Alan Honeysucker - Trumpet
Brian Fiegles - Alto, Tenor, Soprano Sax
Jim Wilson - Alto, Tenor,Soprano Sax/Flute/Clarinet
Stuart Sonnier - Baritone Sax/Clarinet

About- 10 piece swing band performing the songs from the great American song book. 

 


 

 

C.W. Stoneking at Midcity Ballroom

C.W. Stoneking at Midcity Ballroom

Wednesday, July 11




Spanish Moon Presents

C.W. Stoneking 

and more TBA


8PM

Mid City Ballroom
Baton Rouge, LA


C.W. Stoneking is the embodiment of what some would say is a bygone era of music. From his rasping jungle-rock-blues, to his well-oiled locks, and his familiar all white clothing ensemble, he has converted fans across the world to his unique style.
A first generation Australian of American-descent, C.W. Stoneking was born in the top end of Australia’s Northern Territory and spent his childhood growing up in Central Australia, Sydney and rural Victoria. He has travelled the world from Egypt to New Orleans (where he worked as a hoodoo doctor’s assistant) to Trinidad, where he learned about Calypso music. He has lived in isolated farmhouses working as a handyman, and been involved in and survived a shipwreck, spending time in Africa, and touring internationally as a recording artist.
After spending the past half of a decade stamping his inimitable stylings across the UK and Europe, C.W. Stoneking once again settled down in the Northern Victorian countryside to record his latest release, Gon’ Boogaloo. Far from the sepia toned tales of marooned adventures in the tropics of his latest release, Jungle Blues, C.W. entered into the world of electricity - replacing his much-loved Banjo with a shiny gold Fender.
Released to critical acclaim in May 2015, Gon’ Boogaloo has seen C.W. embark on multiple jaunts across Australia and Europe with his delightful band in tow, including singers Vika & Linda Bull stepping in as backing vocalists. He’s set a pace that is not looking like it will slow down any time zoo, as C.W. continues to entertain and delight crowds of all ages.
“Oozes energy, chemistry and a wild imagination. Its thoroughly charming.”
The Australian
“Immaculate, old-world musicianship.”
Rolling Stone

RiaRosa

RiaRosa

Support your local musicians, Baton Rouge! This Neosoul group likes to get DOWN.

Saturday, June 30th // BYOB // Tickets Coming Soon

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


Maria Gough
Jacob Stanley
Andrew Woolsey
Earl Wheeler
J.T. Oneal


BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

The Grammy Winning, 12-Piece Cajun Band, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, is coming to Mid City Ballroom!

Saturday, June 9 // BYOB // Advance Tickets $20 // Door Price $25

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

Since forming in 1975, Grammy winners BeauSoleil have claimed their undisputed role as the most esteemed Cajun group in music. BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet take the rich Cajun traditions of Louisiana and artfully blend elements of zydeco, New Orleans jazz, Tex-Mex, country, blues and more into a satisfying musical recipe. From The Grand Ole Opry to Newport Folk, from concert hall to dance floor, the music of BeauSoleil continues to captivate audiences the world over.

Michael Doucet - Violin, Guitar, Accordion, Mandolin, Vocals
David Doucet - Guitar, Ukelele, Vocals
Billy Ware - Percussion
Tommy Alesi - Drums
Mitch Reed - Fiddle, Bass
Bill Bennett - Sound Tech, Bass

Riverside // Fibbra

Riverside // Fibbra

School's out. Let's celebrate. with Riverside & Fibbra.

Friday, June 8 // BYOB // Doors Opens at 8:30

Tickets Coming Soon

Riverside has formed their own guitar driven blues band with influences by SRV, BB King, and many other traditional blues legends. Their passion for music and performing on stage drives them in their goal of keeping the blues alive for the next generation of Louisiana music fans.

Carter Wilkinson (guitar/vocals)
Matt Johnson (drums)
Jacob Hubbs (bass)
Quinn Bankston (guitar/vocals)

Arn Mait'n : A Bluegrass Tribute to Iron Maiden

Arn Mait'n : A Bluegrass Tribute to Iron Maiden

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Jim Nobles - Vocals/Guitar
Joshua Eggenberger - Banjo
Laura Trautman - Bass
Cody Domingue - Mandolin

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 !!!

Arn Mait'n made their debut in March of 2015 with founder Jim Nobles on guitar and vocals with original member Josh Eggenberger on banjo and backing vocals.Cody Domingue joined on mandolin in the fall of 2015.
Originally performing as Arn Mait'n :A Bluegrass Tribute to Iron Maiden. The guys enjoyed the next year playing songs from ,"The Book of the Bluegrass Beast" throughout Louisiana and Texas. In 2016, The band decided to expand their song catalog to include other bluegrass style tributes of more than just Iron Maiden. Covering such bands as Black Sabbath, Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, Alice in Chains and more. 
In the fall of 2016, after the departure of the original bassist. The boys were joined by the only Maiden in Arn Mait'n , Mrs. Laura Trautman.
Since then, Arn Mait'n has traveled from Texas to Louisiana to Mississippi and Tennessee and back. Performing their" Bluegrass Tribute to Iron Maiden and More ". Touring on weekends adding new songs to the catalog all the time.
The band looks forward to touring in the summer of 2018. Coming soon to Baton Rouge!

Private party

Private party

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

Patrick Johnson Album Release with The Mythicals

Patrick Johnson Album Release with The Mythicals

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PATRICK JOHNSON - vocals, bass guitar, guitars, percussion, songwriter

Hailing from Shreveport, Patrick grew up in Baton Rouge with music coursing through his veins from a very young age. He is the son of a trumpeter and flautist, as well as nephew to two original Louisiana Hayriders.

“Music was huge in our home. My parents have this incredible record collection that seemed to remain on constant rotation when we were kids. Everything from The Beatles to Ray Charles to Chet Atkins to Beethoven - nothing was off limits. It was a great way to grow up, and educated my subconscious in varying styles and rhythms. That amount of exposure to such incredible talent at so young an age certainly kick-started my love for music.”

When asked about his influences, Patrick claims “I think I’ve been influenced in some way by every sound I’ve ever heard, but more to the point, my inspirations are deeply rooted in rock, pop, jazz, punk, alternative, country, industrial, classical, electronica, soul, blues - you name it. I can find something to appreciate in everything.”

Primarily a bassist, vocalist, and songwriter, Patrick also plays guitar. He studied music and piano while attending LSU, and eventually earned a Bachelor's in English (Creative Writing).

"Creative writing was essential for me, lyrically. Specifically, it taught me what alternate possibilities exist in expressing the same basic human emotions that have been put into song for centuries, within the confines of language. The written word, combined with my study of music, afforded me a better understanding of verbal rhythms through poetic stanzas, and how important syllable patterns can affect the flow."

As much as he loves a good band, Patrick is most impressed by singer-songwriters. Some favorites include Jeff Lynne, Sting, Matt Johnson, Mose Allison, Frank Black, Lou Reed, etc. When asked who his favorite bassist is, he answers John Entwistle with little to no hesitation. Why Entwistle?

“Because of his versatility. The respect I have for his talent is unmatched. I’ve tried to emulate his style to some degree in terms of his ability to weave standard bass lines between his lead-like fills with flawless precision that feels seamless. I’m no Entwistle, and will never profess to be, but my study of him has made me a far better player. He’s been a phenomenal influence.”

After college, Patrick spent many years touring the entirety of the United States and Scandinavia with several bands including Poor Harvey, Kristin Diable, Dash Rip Rock (for which he was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2011), and the Undisputed Heavyweights, to name a few. In 2010 he began focusing on more solo oriented work. He released his debut album, "Last River Drive-In," on St. Patrick's Day in 2014, and his sophomore followup, "Monsters in the Clouds," on October 13th, 2017.

ADAM HAINS – keyboards, guitars, vocals

Adam has been a staple in the New Orleans music scene for a number of years.

As a producer and performer, Adam has been a member of several bands in the past, and is the current band leader for the house band at Bourbon Street's Famous Door. He has produced numerous albums, two of which he and Patrick produced together, “Last River Drive-In” and “Monsters In The Clouds.”

KYLE MELANCON – drums, vocals

A veteran of all things music on an international scale, Kyle is a five-star performer who has spent much of his time with some incredible bands throughout his career. He has maintained the endearing nickname of ‘The Juggernaut of the New Orleans Music Scene’ for years.

Notable bands that Kyle has been a member of include The Imagination Movers, Dash Rip Rock (for which he was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2011), Glenn Tillbrook, and Zoom.

NICK BUTITTA – guitars, bass guitar, vocals

A veteran of several rock bands in the Baton Rouge area, Nick has played with notable names including Last Chance Dave, The Wayhighmen, Hilbun & The Homewreckers and Big Whup.

Nick is a former Berkley music student from Berkley in Boston, with a concentration in bass guitar. He and Patrick worked pre-production for “Last River Drive-In,” which Nick also tracked guitar, bass, and vocals for.

THE MYTHICALS are a 3-piece rock/indieRock band based in the Greater Baton Rouge area.

 Circa Amore Album Release

Circa Amore Album Release

Circa Amore Self Titled Album Release

with opening performances by Hydra Plane and Dubya!

Thursday, May 17, 2018 // BYOB // Ticket Info Coming Soon

Circa Amore's debut self-titled album everywhere May 17th! www.circaamoremusic.com www.facebook.com/circaamore ARTWORK BY KAELIN BAUDIER

Circa Amore

Joshua Magee-vocals/guitar
Dakota Civello-guitar/back. vocals
Jullian Civello-drums/percussion
Jay Wilson-bass

Hydra Plane

Jacob Stanley
Eric Stewart
Stephen Nelson

Dubya

'Ole' Ryan 'Dubya' Williams - vox
Frog 'Dubya' Wilson - 5 string bass
Eli 'Dubya' Williams - skins
Keagan Soto - 6 string guitar
Garrett Corripio - brassmaster chief

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! 

The International Guitar Duo: Loren Barrigar & Mark Mazengarb

The International Guitar Duo: Loren Barrigar & Mark Mazengarb

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Doors open at 7pm. 

General Admission $20. BYOB.

Loren and Mark perform the song "JUICE" written by Loren Barrigar.

Loren and Mark first met in 2005 when they spent a few days working with the great Tommy Emmanuel at Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch guitar camp. Mark was a college kid, just completing his degree in classical guitar at the University of North Carolina; Loren was already a seasoned performer, but it was his first serious look at acoustic guitar. After the workshop, Mark visited Loren and they spent some time picking guitar – and picking each other’s brains. 

In 2008 they met again in Nashville at the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society (CAAS) convention, an international gathering of hundreds of guitarists. That set the stage for the 2010 CAAS convention where they were on the schedule of performers. Though they were not originally listed to play on the big Saturday night finale, they were added to the show due to popular demand from those who heard them throughout the week. 

Barrigar and Mazengarb share a unique musical chemistry seldom found among musicians. Their live performances feature not only their spectacular technical grasp of the guitar, but also their outstanding musicality and ability to be spontaneously creative. The interaction between the two musicians is as much a feature of their shows as is the world-class guitar playing that they both display. 

It is difficult to classify the genre of music Barrigar and Mazengarb perform; they simply describe it as ‘fingerstyle guitar’. Their varied repertoire consists of stunning guitar duets as well as songs (they both sing) which gives them a wide appeal. The music is influenced by Bluegrass, Jazz, and Country, and their style of guitar playing is largely built upon the thumb-picking techniques pioneered by guitar greats Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed. 

Barrigar and Mazengarb released their first duo album in May 2011 which won a SAMMY award for "Best Americana CD".