NInth annual North Gate Fest [ 2013 ]
Our ninth annual North Gate Music and Arts Fest will be held on historic Chimes St. on Friday, November 8th, 2013, from 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Music will start at 4:00.
Delicious food will be featured at this year's Fest from neighborhood restaurants, like Louie’s Café, The Chimes, Reginelli’s, and Serrano’s, as well as restaurants open on the street, including CCK and Inga’s. Taco de Paco and Three Bones Catering food trucks will be serving food on site as well.
REFRESHING BEVERAGES will be sold by the Abita Beer Company and Coca Cola.
Beautiful art work in many forms from area artists will be on display and available for sale.
Great music from local bands will be played on our stage set up in the street in front of Reginelli’s. Bands this year include Startisan, Minos the Saint, Nickels and Dimes, Circa Amore, musicians from the Baton Rouge Music Studios, and Hot Llamas.
LIVELY entertainment. In addition to outstanding music, other entertainment will include belly dancers, acro-yogis, and the hula hoop girls. A slide show of historic North Gate photos will also be projected onto the front wall of The Library at North Gate.
The festival is paid for by donations from neighborhood businesses and apartment complexes. Drink sales from the Abita Beer truck and the Coca Cola truck also help make our festival possible. As always, admission is free. No outside drinks are allowed on the festival site. Come out and enjoy one of the most fun festivals in Baton Rouge and celebrate with us the spirit and the history of our city’s college town dining and entertainment district. After the festival, hang around with friends and enjoy food, drink, and more live music right in the neighborhood.
The North Gate Fest would not be possible without the financial contributions of our generous sponsors. They choose to sponsor our festival because of their commitment to the preservation of the history and unique culture of the North Gates community. Please support our sponsors whenever you can. Our sponsors are 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.
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