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  • Estimate: 300,000 people attended Strawberry Festival

    April 14, 2014 10:45 PM

    PONCHATOULA- Somewhere around 300,000 people attended the Strawberry Festival in this southern Tangipahoa Parish town over the weekend. The attendance was in the record books, according to ActionNews17.com. Previous record crowds have hit 200,000. State Police said there were no major issues. Troopers posted numerous pictures from a... more »
  • Celebrate the Strawberry in Ponchatoula Play Video

    April 9, 2014 9:27 AM

    PONCHATOULA - The festival of the Louisiana Strawberry is this weekend in Ponchatoula. Strawberry Queen Gabrielle Palma, King Richie Howes-Juniro, President of the Ponchatoula High FFA Brook Hoover and Festival Chair Amanda Hebert dropped by WBRZ News 2 at Noon Tuesday to tell you all about the festival. ... more »
  • BRCC celebrates the arts Play Video

    March 24, 2014 7:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Community College has teamed up with the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge for its 6th annual ArtsFest celebration. Danielle Vignes and Ben Lowenkron stopped by 2une In Monday morning to talk about the event that starts on Monday, March 31st. It will run... more »
  • APPROVED! Ascension balloon festival slated for parish takeover Play Video

    December 19, 2013 5:54 PM

    GONZALES- The Ascension Parish council approved a move to take over the balloon festival for the 2014 year and provide money from Lamar Dixon's marketing budget to cover losses from the 2013 festival. The council agreed to move $100,000 from Lamar Dixon to cover a portion of the nearly... more »
  • Prince to headline 20th annual Essence Fest

    December 3, 2013 8:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Next year's Essence Festival is getting a dose of music royalty from Prince. The "Purple Rain" singer-songwriter is headlining the 20th annual Essence, a celebration of black music and culture being held July 3-6 in New Orleans. Prince, who performed at Essence in 2004, also headlined this year's... more »
  • Balloonists take shots as competition soars Play Video

    September 27, 2013 11:06 AM

    GONZALES- The Louisiana Hot Air Balloon Championship is well underway as the country's top balloonist took the skies this morning for the first leg of the three day contest. Competitors had a short period of time to make their way to the Lamar Dixon Expo Center through the air... more »
  • Music festival canceled in NYC over drug concerns

    September 1, 2013 10:14 AM

    NEW YORK - The last day of a New York City dance music festival featuring high-profile acts including Avicii, David Guetta and Diplo has been canceled over drug-related health concerns. The city says it recommended Electric Zoo festival not continue Sunday after two attendees died and four others had to... more »
  • Satchmo SummerFest 2013 kicks off

    August 2, 2013 10:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The 13th annual Satchmo SummerFest will be held this weekend at the Louisiana State Museum's Old U.S. Mint. The festival is dedicated to the life, legacy and music of New Orleans' native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong. It will feature three days of seminars about the history and... more »
  • 2013 Essence Fest wraps, work begins on 2014

    July 9, 2013 7:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The 19th annual Essence Festival is over, but planners for Essence and the city of New Orleans say they've already started work on the next one. The festival's contract with the city ends after the 2014 event, which will mark its 20th year. Michelle Ebanks, president... more »
  • Maxwell brings his sweet falsetto to Essence

    July 5, 2013 4:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - R&B singers Maxwell, Jill Scott and Brandy along with the classic rhymes of rapper LL Cool J kick off the 2013 Essence Festival's three-night concert series in the Superdome. The festival's first full day of empowerment seminars in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center began with Steve... more »
  • Eight arrests made during Strawberry Festival

    April 15, 2013 11:30 AM

    HAMMOND - The Tangipahoa Sheriff's office made eight arrests and issued one warrant during the 2013 Strawberry Festival in Hammond. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards still called the Festival a success. "As the result of any large gathering for such an event, numerous disturbances occurred which were immediately... more »
  • Essence releases headliners for 2013 fest

    April 5, 2013 9:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - More details about the 2013 Essence Festival have been released, giving fans another look at the talent in store for the music and cultural celebration. Organizers say the festival opens Friday, July 5, with R&B powerhouses Jill Scott and Maxwell as well as rapper LL Cool J... more »
  • Buku music fest back with bigger lineup

    March 7, 2013 8:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Hip-hop singer Big Freedia and an entourage of booty-shaking "bounce" dancers are using a Mardi Gras float for a stage when the Buku music festival returns to New Orleans this weekend. The two-day Buku Music + Art Project, a hip-hop and electronic dance music festival launched last year,... more »
  • Trey Songz added to Essence Fest lineup

    February 13, 2013 2:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- R&B singer-songwriter Trey Songz, who has collaborated with hip-hop artists Jay-Z, Drake and others, has been added to this year's Essence Festival lineup. Organizers have also announced that Solange is joining her big sister, Beyonce in the lineup. Beyonce is headlining one of three night concerts... more »
  • Levee bonfire tradition lives on Play Video

    December 13, 2012 5:11 PM

    LUTCHER - It's been a Christmas Eve tradition for more than 200 years. Almost 60 hallow tree-like structures line the levee in St. James and St. John Parishes. The tradition is passed down from generation to generation. For the past few weeks, the levee has been busy with people... more »
  • Trumpet auction to benefit 'Satchmo' music fest

    November 14, 2012 10:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Trumpet-maker Jason Harrelson says he's donating one of the best trumpets he's ever made to benefit a festival honoring the artist who sparked his passion for the instrument - Louis Armstrong. Harrelson's specially made brass "Satchmo" trumpet has a fleur-de-lis mouthpiece and transcription of the musical score... more »
  • Metallica added to Voodoo festival lineup

    October 12, 2012 3:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The rock band Metallica has been added to the lineup for this month's Voodoo Music + Arts Experience. Metallica is set to perform on Saturday, Oct. 27, filling the slot previously held by Green Day, which canceled its Voodoo performance earlier this week. This will be Metallica's first... more »
  • Event aims to draw pre-teen girls into science careers Play Video

    September 22, 2012 4:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A recent study by the National Science Foundation says most young girls don't even imagine becoming a scientist when they grow up. But today hundreds got the chance for some hands on experience in the field. The Sally Ride festival, named after the first woman in space... more »
  • Ascension Ballooning Festival set for September

    July 30, 2012 5:44 PM

    GONZALES - After some turbulence this summer, the Ascension Ballooning Festival is officially set to lift off in September. Organizers said the Louisiana Hot Air Balloon Championship is scheduled to take place Sept. 21 through 23 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. Ascension Parish officials landed the... more »
  • Preparations underway in Baton Rouge for a Star-Spangled Celebration

    July 4, 2012 8:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Fourth of July is a holiday for most, but many people arrived early Wednesday morning at the river front in Baton Rouge to set the stage for the city's Star-Spangled Celebration. Members of Club South Runners set up the finish line and water stations for the... more »
  • Bayou Country Superfest kicking off, click to view lineup

    May 25, 2012 11:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Organizers with the Bayou Country Superfest gathered today to kick off the Memorial Day weekend event. The two-day country music festival runs Saturday and Sunday at LSU's Tiger Stadium. This year's headliners include Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Rascal Flatts. Events start Saturday with the... more »
  • Annual festival celebrating Satchmo is Aug. 3-5

    May 14, 2012 7:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The 12th annual Satchmo SummerFest will be held Aug. 3-5 at the Louisiana State Museum's Old U.S. Mint. The festival is dedicated to the life, legacy and music of New Orleans' native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong. It will feature three days of seminars about the history and... more »
  • Essence Festival tickets go on sale

    November 10, 2011 2:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tickets for the 2012 Essence Music Festival are about to go on sale. Ticket sales start Friday for the 17th annual festival, which will include empowerment seminars and musical acts July 6-8 at the Morial Convention Center and Superdome in New Orleans. A lineup has... more »
  • Bayou Country Superfest attendance lower this year

    May 30, 2011 2:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Tens of thousands of country music fans from across the country flocked to Baton Rouge over the weekend for the second annual Bayou Country Superfest. However, attendance was down from last year's country music festival. This year, 75,000 festival-goers turned out to see Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw,... more »
  • Lack of local money puts Superfest's future in question

    May 27, 2011 3:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A lack of local money could make this the last year the Bayou Country Superfest is in Baton Rouge. The Parish Metro Council voted not to include $300,000 in matching funds for the festival in this year's budget. Today, festival director Quint Davis told News... more »
  • Gonzales continues Jambalaya festival into weekend

    May 27, 2011 2:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gonzales' holiday weekend celebration of one of South Louisiana's favorite food's continues into this weekend. The 45-year-old Jambalaya Festival will feature music, rides, and a fierce competition to crown the World Champion of Jambalaya cooking. To learn more about the Jambalaya Festival you can view... more »
  • Traffic advisory for Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival

    April 7, 2011 2:23 PM

    PONCHATOULA - The annual Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival, which will take place this weekend April 8th-10th, is expected to bring over 300,000 visitors to the downtown Ponchatoula area. This increased traffic volume quickly overloads the surrounding interstate system causing dangerous backups from heavily congested off ramps. In an effort... more »
  • Mary J. Blige, Kanye West headline Essence Festival

    February 16, 2011 3:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Fan favorites Mary J. Blige, Trey Songz, Jill Scott and rapper Kanye West are among the headliners for the 2011 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, which looks this year to celebrate the roots of rhythm and blues. Michelle Ebanks, president of Essence Communications Inc., says... more »
  • Essence Fest producer resigns after arrest

    November 13, 2010 2:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS, La. - Essence Communications says that Stephen Rehage has stepped down as producer of the 2011 Essence Music Festival to focus on allegations against him. Rehage is free on $10,000 bond after being booked Nov. 5 on one count of simple rape. The Times-Picayune reports that the statement... more »
  • Festival of Festivals first night wrap up

    November 11, 2010 10:21 PM

    GONZALES- The first festival of festivals kicked off Friday nigh in Gonzales. It runs through the weekend at the Lamar-Dixon Expo center. Festivities and food mark this first night of the festival that's all about celebrating all things Louisiana. If there's one thing Louisiana can do, it's a festival.... more »
  • Music festival producer arrested on rape charges

    November 5, 2010 1:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A man who produces two of New Orleans' largest music festivals has been arrested on a rape charge. Stephen Rehage, founder and producer of Voodoo Fest and producer of the Essence Music Festival, surrendered to police on Friday. A magistrate set his bond at $10,000. The Times-Picayune... more »
  • Latin Festival

    September 23, 2010 8:58 AM

    Latin Festival Catholic Deaf Center 2585 Brightside Drive 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Admission $3; free for children younger than age 13 (225) 927-8700 Latin food, music and dance, raffles, children's activities and more. Benefits the Hispanic Apostolate of the Diocese of Baton Rouge. more »
  • La. Shrimp and Petroleum Festival

    September 2, 2010 7:51 AM

    The Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival kicks off tonight in Morgan City, La. Queen Ashley Bahry and Franciso Sterling stopped by 2une In with a special invitation to the annual Labor Day weekend event. The festival will be held September 2-6, 2010 in downtown Morgan City, La. more »
  • Baton Rouge officials want Superfest encore

    August 27, 2010 6:33 AM

    The Baton Rouge Convention and Visitors Bureau executive committee has approved a resolution aimed at repeating Bayou Country Superfest next year. The panel's resolution gives bureau president Paul Arrigo and board chairman Claude Reynaud authority to conduct negotiations for the 2011 Superfest with Festival Productions Inc., the promoters of the... more »
  • Bayou Country Superfest 2011

    July 16, 2010 11:27 AM

    Baton Rouge officials want to make sure Bayou Country Superfest comes back next year. The Area Convention & Visitors Commission's committee wants to put up $300,000 to sponsor it. This year's even drew more than 85,000 people to LSU's Tiger Stadium over the Memorial Day weekend and brought... more »
  • Lafayette gets ready for annual festival

    April 19, 2010 7:59 AM

    Lafayette is getting ready for the annual Festival International de Louisiana which returns to downtown Thursday through Sunday. There will be an increased focus on children's activities Saturday and Sunday. New technology will also help you keep up with this year's musical lineup with a free Festival International iPhone application. more »
  • Earth Day celebration in downtown Baton Rouge

    April 18, 2010 5:14 PM

    The green revolution took over downtown Baton Rouge today. People at the Louisiana Earth Day Festival tested out environmentally friendly gadgets like a solar powered backpack that charges electronic devices. A group of students from Baton Rouge High School showed off their homemade solar powered car. There... more »
  • Oak Alley brings thousands to festival

    March 21, 2010 7:59 PM

    Thousands of folks flocked to Vacherie, Louisiana to take part in Oak Alley's 19th annual Arts and Crafts Festival, which featured local vendors and local food. "Where else can you go to a world renowned plantation in the south, customers coming over on riverboats, you know there's not a... more »
  • Broadmoor Arts and Crafts Festival

    November 17, 2009 5:47 AM

    The Broadmoor Arts & Crafts Festival is an enormous event that includes artists from all over the south. Admission is $3.00 per person. Age 12 and under are free. Shuttle bus service is provided from the Broadmoor Shopping Center and Broadmoor Middle School. Friday, November 20th 3 p.m. - 9... more »
  • Bayou Country Superfest lineup unveiled

    October 21, 2009 11:13 AM

    Kenny Chesney and Taylor Swift will headline a country music festival in Baton Rouge next year. The lineup of the two-day Bayou Country Superfest was announced Wednesday. The performances next May will be part of the first-ever music festival held at LSU's Tiger Stadium. Other performers on the festival's lineup... more »
  • Balloon Championship Awes Baton Rouge

    August 9, 2009 10:36 AM

    The Pennington Balloon Championship experienced a little bad weather, but that didn't stop the crowd from enjoying the festivities. "We didn't think the show would go on, but we knew if someone could do it it would be the US Military," said spectator Dirk Burton. Though the balloons... more »

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