The West Baton Rouge Museum will host an exhibit honoring Women of the Blues during Baton Rouge Blues Festival. This exhibit will open April 14th, 2022 and will feature Lilli Lewis, Nikki Hill, Sandra Hall, Carolyn Wonderland, Mamie Porter, Mavis Staples, Carol Fran, Mia Borders, The Neal Sisters, and more!
Originating in 1981, the Baton Rouge Blues Festival has become one of the nation’s fastest growing blues festivals of its kind, consistently growing in attendance to more than 50,000 people ranging from ages 18 to 65. Produced by the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation, the festival is made possible in part by the foundation’s board of directors, a volunteer Blues Festival committee, numerous sponsors, partners and local support. The festival’s mission is to encourage promotion, preservation and advancement of the swamp blues music native to Baton Rouge, Louisiana.