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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, 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

Eric Disanto and Kristin Courville

Eric Disanto and Kristin Courville

Thursday, November 2nd 730pm

Forty-Two Miles Album Release


Opening Set by Tony Cobb

 Purchase Advance Tickets Here for $10 (DOOR SALES $15 CASH ONLY)

Come out to the Ballroom for Eric Disanto and Kristin Courville's acoustic blues, rock, and country! Have a listen.

"We are so excited to announce our official album release show! Making "Forty Two Miles" has been an amazing journey and we cant wait to share this collection of music with everyone. 
This is a full band show with Jim George and Bill Grass joining us.  And our good friend Tony Cobb will be opening the night with music from his latest album Leave Behind A Song. We've also planned a couple surprises for the night ... (hint) a couple of friends are coming in just for this show!"  -Kristin and Eric

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.

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.


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)


Baton Rouge Traditions: How We Worship and Diversify

Baton Rouge Traditions: How We Worship and Diversify

With Baton Rouge’s 200th Anniversary in full swing, Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Office of Cultural Development will host the first in a series of four panels highlighting aspects of the Baton Rouge Traditions project. The first panel, titled Baton Rouge Traditions: How We Worship and Diversify, will be held Wednesday, August 30 from 6-8 p.m. at Mid-City Ballroom, 136 S. Acadian Thruway in Baton Rouge’s Mid-City neighborhood.

Humble Kind

Humble Kind

Come out on September 8th to see the band, Humble Kind, perform at Mid City Ballroom! Humble Kind's style is Americana. With great guitar and vocals, you will definitely not want to miss this show.