Posted: Jul 4, 2011 2:47 PM by WBRZ Staff
Updated: Jul 4, 2011 6:25 PM
BATON ROUGE - It's the biggest 4th of July fireworks show in Louisiana at 9 pm and you're invited!
The fireworks can be seen from the Mississippi River levee, from both Port Allen and Baton Rouge.
Other events that fill the day downtown this Independence Day are as follows:
Vendor booths open around noon. Food galore, from ice cream and pizza to hamburgers and funnel cakes and spicy Cajun cuisine will be available. Ice cold Coca-Cola, Budweiser, and bottled water will be on sale to quench your thirst.
3:00 - 4:30 PM West Bound Train featuring Anita LeBlanc - These veteran Baton Rouge musicians will put you in the mood to celebrate with a mixture of country, pop, rock, and oldies.
4:30 - 6:00 PM Na Na Sha - One of the hottest show bands in the South, Na Na Sha performs some of the greatest hits from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Get your blue suede shoes out and poof up that pompadour. It's time to jitterbug on the Riverfront.
6:00 - 6:30 PM "Air Raid-Baton Rouge!!!" - The Louisiana Air National Guard will conduct a fly-by
with F-15 Eagle jet aircraft in tribute to our men and women in uniform. Immediately following, grab your helmets and take cover as vintage World War II aircraft stage a mock attack on the USS KIDD. The veteran destroyer will defend herself with her main guns. Don't miss the experience!
Hot Air Balloon Lift-Off - Watch the hot air balloons light up the evening skies.
6:30 - 7:45 PM Jenny Brooks - Returning again this year is Slidell native Jenny Brooks. She is coming in from Nashville. She has appeared in videos airing on CMT and GAC, including "Till I Was A Daddy Too" by Tracy Lawrence and "Let Me Love You" by Lonestar.
7:45 - 9:00 PM Jett Williams - Country music traditionalist Jett Williams-Daughter of legendary singer Hank Williams-returns to perform selections off of her latest CD "Honk"! as well as other favorites and country classics.
9:00 WBRZ Channel 2 & The Advocate Present "Fireworks On The Mississippi" - Close out
the day with a bang! A spectacular fireworks display over the Mississippi River
commemorates our nation's independence at this year's celebration.