Thank you to all who attended our ninth annual North Gate Music and Arts Fest on Chimes St. on November 8, 2013. It was a wonderful celebration of music, art, food, and North Gate culture and history. The bands were amazing from start to finish. They were Startisan, Minos the Saint, Nickels and Dimes, Circa Amore, musicians from the Baton Rouge Music Studios, and Hot Llamas. Some videos of the bands taken from the Fest can be found on YouTube. Delicious food was served by Louie’s Café, The Chimes, Reginelli’s Pizzeria, and Three Bones Catering Food Truck, as well as by restaurants open on the street, Inga’s and Chinese Combo King. Abita Beer Company was our stage sponsor and offered three of their beers on tap. Twenty artists sold their beautiful original artwork from booths that lined the street. Belly dancers and acro-yogis also performed at this year’s Fest.
The North Gate Fest would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Please visit them throughout the year as a sign of appreciation. Our sponsors were: Campus Crossings – Highland, The Venue, Tiger Manor, Northgate Apartments, Raising Cane’s, Abita Beer Company, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Capital One, College Row, Reginelli’s Pizzeria, Ausi Designs, Dig Magazine, Yelp, Louie’s Café, The Chimes, Varsity Theatre, and Highland Coffees.
We look forward to seeing everyone for our tenth North Gate Music and Arts Fest in early November, 2014!
At Bengals and Bandits, our story is simple. We began with a desire to offer something currently unavailable in the marketplace. The vision started with our name and was built from there. We wanted the name to not only signify we accommodated all walks of life but also to relate our affinity for history, tradition, and nostalgia.
First came our retail space located at the North Gates of the LSU campus and has grown to the brand - Bengals & Bandits. We work with local artists and designers along with short run companies to offer a unique selection of licensed apparel and hard to find fashion pieces. Each item we bring in has been hand selected for the fit, fabric and design.
We pride ourselves in being the first to bring a handful of companies to the marketplace of Baton Rouge, the great state of Louisiana and now the entire world! It is this desire and passion to seek out new and unseen talent that pushes us to continuously expand our product offering. Often our best talents are found by simply listening to you!