North Gate Fest 2016
Our 11th annual North Gate Music and Art Fest, which was held on Chimes St. on October 21, 2016, was a huge success thanks to all of the attendees, the performers, artists who had booths, our amazing emcee, DJ Clay, participating restaurants and sponsors, and neighborhood merchants.
The crowd was the biggest yet and everyone had a wonderful time. Thank you to KLSU and WHYR for all of their help in making this event successful. Thanks also to our generous sponsors who contributed financially to make this event possible. They were Louie’s Café, The Chimes, Varsity Theatre, Raising Canes, Newk’s, Lava Cantina, State Bar, Abita Beer, Crescent Crown, Dig Magazine, KLSU, WHYR, Baton Rouge Music Studios, and Highland Coffees. Please check out Adriana Zambrano’s video from the Fest which captures the sights, sounds, and spirit of the event beautifully.
We are already planning our 12th North Gate Music and Art Fest, which will take place in October, 2017. We can’t wait to see you again!
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.