River City Blues Festival Records, 1979-1990

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Alternate Title
Baton Rouge Blues Festival Records, 1979-1990 (Alternative Title)
1984 (Date created)
Creator and/or Contributor
Louisiana Folklife Program (creator)
Administrative/Biographical History Element

The River City Blues Festival, funded through a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the Arts and Humanities Council of Greater Baton Rouge, was founded in 1980. The festival was originally created to highlight the jazz and blues performers of Baton Rouge and went on to showcase the Baton Rouge blues tradition.

Held on the grounds of the Old State Capitol building, the two-day festival comprised performances, a colloquium, and workshops for young musicians.

Scope and Content Note

The collection is made up of several folders of administrative correspondence and planning documents, such as volunteer forms, proposals, and grant applications, in addition to seven recordings on cassette tapes and two posters.

System of Arrangement

Materials may be found in the following series within the Louisana Folklife Program Project Files:

  • Series XXXII. AGENCY AND PROGRAM FILES, 1941, 1977, 1979-2001: Subseries 3—Louisiana Programs and Project Files
  • Series XXIV. Oral History

General Note

Collection is available for review at LSU Libraries Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library, Baton Rouge, La.

0.25 (Linear Feet)
7 (Cassette tapes)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Blues (Music)-Louisiana (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Blues musicians-Louisiana (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Geographic Coverage
Baton Rouge (Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names)
Preferred Citation
Louisiana Folklife Program Project Files, Mss. 4730, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Related Entities:
Louisiana Folklife Program (creator)

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