Baton Rouge, LA – Gettin’ Down With the Locals

Texas, it was good quality time, but it was time to move on to the next state. Driving over to Louisiana was a beautiful view. Our bodies felt the increase of heat and humidity, but we enjoyed the green scenery. I think I just rhymed. =)

Welcome to Louisiana!

Welcome to Louisiana!

We arrived in Baton Rouge at night. We parked near the downtown area, which was an easy walk into the Arts & Entertainment District. We went to the first place with live music, Boudreaux & Thibodeaux’s. There were two musicians on a balcony turning popular songs into their own acoustic version. It was a very relaxed vibe where we could easily converse over a glass of wine. It was exactly what we needed after the 9 hour drive from Texas.

Boudreaux & Thibodeaux - Baton Rouge, LA

Boudreaux & Thibodeaux - Baton Rouge, LA

Boudreaux & Thibodeaux - Baton Rouge, LA

Boudreaux & Thibodeaux - Baton Rouge, LA

Talking to a few locals they said the area we were in was the “older” side where the LSU college scene was on the other. We were very happy with the choice of our surroundings keeping it more “business” time. We stayed for a bit enjoying the vocals and acoustic sound of the band. Some of the locals recommended another live music venue called, the Roux House, so Shelbie and I went to check out the scene. This was definitely a change of pace from B&T’s. We went from a 2-man acoustic band to an 8-person hip/hop and r&b band that did amazing covers of Adele, Black Eyed Peas, Kanye West and Jay-Z.

The Roux House - Baton Rouge, LA

The Roux House - Baton Rouge, LA

This atmosphere definitely made me feel like I was in Louisiana. The band was one of the best cover bands I’ve ever heard. Their energy got every one dancing. If you have a pianist in your band, I will be one of your biggest fans, and guess what, they had 3! Afterward, a DJ came on and I even learned some shuffle moves from the lovely lady locals.

The Roux House - Baton Rouge, LA

The Roux House - Baton Rouge, LA

The Roux House - Baton Rouge, LA

The Roux House - Baton Rouge, LA

Overall, it was a great experience and the locals were extremely nice. I would definitely go back to Baton Rouge!

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