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FestForAll draws big crowds to hang Downtown

Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 8:00pm

The fun and the fabulous hit Downtown Baton Rouge Saturday. FestForAll showed off local musicians, artist, and more. Fest goers say the event helps boost awareness of what Baton Rouge has to offer.

"It's a taste of Baton Rouge. A taste of down South," Rhonda Billoups, fest veteran, explained.

"It's just great there are two stages of live music, lots of art, lots of people, lots of sunshine, so it's a wonderful day," Betsy Braud, festival performer, described.

Artist gave hands on demonstrations to get people fired up about the fest.

"It is so awesome, because of all the people that are gathering in Downtown Baton Rouge. It shows our city off," Billoups said.

"A lot of interesting people," Justin April, who visited Baton Rouge during the fest, said. "Just a Lot of people who look like you know they would be interesting to have a conversation with."

Interesting people like Betsy Braud the flute playing jazz nurse.

"Oh I am just loving it. I'm having such a good time playing," Braud said.

Not everyone knew how to handle the colorful characters at the fest, but they took a note from children at the fest and smiled and enjoyed the fun.

"The children the children," Braud explained. "When they hear the music they light up. Make their parents stop and listen."

FestForAll features 100 artists from over a dozen states.

Locals say it's the Louisiana artists, and those who work right here in Baton Rouge that make the fest so great.

"Baton Rouge is just so special, because Baton Rouge is the heart of it all," Billoups said.

The fest runs through Sunday evening.


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