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Well-Known Performers and Entertainment Visit BR River Center Annually

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Baton Rouge is no stranger to famous musicians, stage performers, musicals and comedians; a host of well-known entertainers make their way through the Red Stick each year. Performances typically take place at the Baton Rouge River Center.

Located in the heart of downtown Baton Rouge, the River Center is the premiere location for large-scale events in the city. ​The River Center ​has hosted a variety of performances from Barry Manilow to The Harlem Globetrotters. The River Center also hosts a number of Broadway and ballet performances throughout the year for those interested in rich and entertaining live dramas, including the widely popular Nutcracker, performed by the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre.

During Mardi Gras season, the River Center’s many performances take a hiatus while the facility is taken over by the Mardi Gras Krewes of Baton Rouge — a different Mardi Gras ball can be found at the River Center nearly every weekend during the season, where hundreds of people gather for food, fun and dancing the night away.

Photo Credit: Baton Rouge River Center