Bloom Music and Arts Festival, a celebration of Louisiana culture planted last year in downtown Baton Rouge, is back for its second year. Bloom’s mission is to give local artists a platform to showcase their talent and learn from other entertainers, while allowing festival attendees to cultivate an experiential celebration of Louisiana culture.
Headlining the event is New Orleans’ own Big Freedia, who helped popularize bounce music and was featured on Beyoncé’s “Formation” and Drake’s “Nice For What.” There are 34 other musicians in the lineup for Bloom Festival including Neutral Snap, MadeGroceries, O’Berry, Luna Loxx, Justin Garner and more. The artists come from a variety of genres—jazz, hip-hop, r&b, rock and blues—to display the musical melting pot that is Louisiana.
In addition to music, there will be several local artists, restaurants and vendors to celebrate a “garden of diversity and unity.” In accordance with the flowering metaphor that inspired its title, Bloom Festival seeks to water its local seeds by giving them an opportunity to “bloom” with community support.
The second annual Bloom Festival will take place on October 6, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Baton Rouge’s downtown levee.
Presale tickets are $10 and are available online through September 1.