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Red Stick Revelry 2017 Will Celebrate Baton Rouge Bicentennial Year
New Year’s Eve Concert to Feature Special Guest Appearance by Television Star and Singer John Schneider with Phat Hat Band
Red Stick Revelry 2017 on New Year’s Eve in downtown Baton Rouge will close out a year-long celebration of the Baton Rouge Bicentennial, which has commemorated Baton Rouge’s incorporation as a city with events, educational programs and activities hosted by local organizations.
Baton Rouge’s Official New Year’s Eve celebration, now in its fifth year, features a 9-foot LED-lighted Red Stick that rises at noon with family-friendly activities and drops at midnight to fireworks over the Mississippi River. This year’s events will recognize Baton Rouge’s historical significance.
Red Stick Revelry 2017 will also feature actor, director and musician John Schneider making a special guest appearance with the popular band, Phat Hat at the evening concert. Schneider is currently starring in Tyler Perry’s smash hit series, The Haves and the Have Nots, and is known for his starring role in the television series, The Dukes of Hazzard. Schneider co-founded The Children’s Miracle Network with Marie Osmond in 1983, which has raised over $5 billion to help sick and injured children across America.
Red Stick Revelry emcee Andre Moreau kicks off the evening activities at 7 p.m. on The Crest Stage in Galvez Plazawith the high-energy, soul-funk band, Bread Pudd’n, followed by Phat Hat at 9 p.m.John Schneider joins the action and downtown Baton Rouge rocks until the Red Stick drops at midnight.
Champagne Stroll and Trolley Ride December 7th
The first Red Stick Revelry event is the Champagne Stroll and Trolley Ride through downtown Baton Rouge, starting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 7th at the Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth Street. Held in conjunction with the Holiday Shop Hop, featuring over 30 vendors with holiday gift offerings, the Champagne Stroll and Trolley Ride takes participants throughout the downtown area to see the holiday lights, carol along the way and stop in at downtown hotels for a glass of champagne. The Capitol Park Museum will offer free admission all day on December 7th as a salute to the Baton Rouge Bicentennial. Red Stick Revelry has made downtown Baton Rouge a regional destination for New Year’s Eve and guests have the opportunity to hear about New Year’s Eve hotel packages and book early for the celebration. Tickets for the Champagne Stroll are $25 and are available at: www.redstickrevelry.com.
New Year’s Eve Family-Friendly Event Begins at 11:30 a.m.
Beginning at 11:30 a.m. on December 31st in the North Boulevard Town Square, the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish Libraries, Visit Baton Rouge and Red Stick Revelry kick off the celebration with “Red Stick Rising” in the North Boulevard Town Square.
Bring the entire family from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. and enjoy hands-on arts for the kids with local artists, the dedication of a bicentennial plaque with Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, and a 200th birthday cake for Baton Rouge.
Special musical guest James Linden Hogg, Louisiana State Fiddle Champion, will perform historic songs from the soundtrack of early America, and with the celebration falling on Sunday this year, downtown churches are invited to attend the mid-day activities to join in a community singing of Auld Lang Syne at noon.
WAFB-TV will broadcast live from the event throughout the evening with a special fireworks show at midnight.
In previous years, Red Stick Revelry has drawn an estimated 20,000 people celebrating downtown for the midnight drop of the Red Stick from above the North Boulevard Town Square.
Red Stick Revelry is made possible by the generosity of its Presenting Sponsors:
Visit Baton Rouge, The Belle of Baton Rouge Casino and Raising Cane’s, along with Baton Rouge’s downtown hotels: The Hampton Inn and Suites Downtown, Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center, Holiday Inn Express Downtown, Hotel Indigo, Watermark Hotel Baton Rouge and Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel.
For a list of “200 Things to Do” in Baton Rouge during the Bicentennial Year, visit www.BatonRouge200.com.
For more information on how to get involved with Red Stick Revelry: email us at email@example.com or contact us through Facebook.com/RedStickRevelry.