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North Gate Fest 2017

Thank you to all who attended or participated in the 12th Annual North Gate Music and Arts Fest last October on historic Chimes St.

This was our biggest Fest ever and everyone had a wonderful time. The food and drink were fantastic. The art booths were amazing, and the music as always was spectacular. See our Fest poster gallery and photos from recent festivals on the Fest page.

Please support our sponsors, without whom this festival could not take place. Our sponsors were: The Chimes, Varsity Theatre, Louie’s Café, The Bleachers Sports Bar and Grill, Raising Cane’s, Abita Beer, Cypress Events Stages, The Woodlands, University Edge, University House, Baton Rouge Music Studios, WHYR Community Radio 96.9 FM, and Highland Coffees.

We can’t wait to see everyone again for our 13th Annual North Gate Fest, this year taking place on November 2, 2018.

Featured Merchant:

Louie’s Cafe was established next to LSU on Chimes Street in 1941. Louie served customers fresh made cheeseburgers, hashbrowns and omelets, and the café became an LSU institution.

The current owner, Jimmy, took over Louie’s Café in 1977, and the ten-stool diner continued the tradition there until 1986, when Jimmy decided to move to a nearby location with a little more space. There, Louie’s Cafe became what it is today, a 60 seat, 24-hour establishment with an expanded menu, serving bar-going college students as well as the breakfast and lunch crowd. Louie’s is popular all year around, but the most exciting time is the fall semester, during football season, because the cafe is within walking distance of the stadium.


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