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The 7th Annual Baton Rouge Soul Food Festival is Saturday and Sunday May 18 and 19 from 11am to 8pm at the EBRPL-Main Library at 7711 Goodwood Boulevard, Baton  Rouge, LA 70806. It is family friendly and free to the public. It features continuous live music of various genres, a Vendor’s Village and Food Court filled with festival food favorites for this annual celebration. It also features a Cooking Contest.  

Pre-Party at Henry Turner Jr's. Listening Room on Thursday, May 16 from 7pm to midnight. Admission $30. Includes a buffet and no-host bar.

More info on VIP Packages and talent lineup at

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Solo Concert Series III. Five week music series performed by Henry Turner, Jr. with special guests. Saturday, May 25 to Saturday, June 22, 10-11pm.  Live and available on Facebook at 

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The original Henry Turner Jr.'s Listening Room is now Henry Turner Jr.'s Listening Room Heritage Museum. It is located at 2733 North Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. The venue is now open Thursday, Friday and Saturday  evenings from 8:00pm to Midnight. Newly revamped it harkens back to the days of 'Chitilin Curcuit.' A room where the Stars of Tomorrow are born with musical host and storyteller Louisiana's own ...Henry Turner Jr. Featuring the Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor Band and Henry Turner Jr.s Listening Room All-Stars with Special Guests from around town and touring musicians from around the country.

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July 25 - Pre-party for (Neighbor) Hood Fest - Henry Turner Jr.'s Listening Room - 7pm to midnight

July 27 (Neighbor) Hood Fest - EBRPL-Main Library on Goodwood Boulevard

Music and Film Festival focusing on communities. 12 noon to 8pm

More info at

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Blues Camp III- Curriculum/Syllabus
Week 1: (February 24)  
Blues Song Structure: “Swinging in the Room” written by Henry Turner, Jr.
Breakdown of rhythm section with Henry Turner, Jr.-guitar, Jim Masters-drums, King Solomon-bass, Ervin “Maestro” Foster-keyboards. Structure is one, four, five shuffle, with a walking bass line. Concentration is on guitar chords..
History of the Blues: What is blues and how was it created? Examples of various types of Louisiana blues – Swamp, New Orleans style, Contemporary Jazz/blues, slow, fast etc.   
Music Business: Music Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Promotion with Director Eric Cager, of the CE     Conferences and Events

Week 2: (March 2)
Blues Song Structure: Breakdown of rhythm section with a concentration on bass lines. 
History of the Blues: The Early Years 1950 to 1970, blues artists who pioneered the Baton Rouge sound such as Slim Harpo band mates Rudy Richards and Jesse Kinchen, Tabby Thomas, the Neal Family, Lazy Lester, etc. 
Music Business: Creative Writing and Tips for the Musician with journalist Hedi Butler 

Week 3 (March 9) 
Blues Song Structure: Breakdown of rhythm section with a concentration on drums. 
History of the Blues: Current blues musicians Kenny Neal, Lil Ray Neal, Joe Monk, etc. (1980-present)
Music Business: What Does a Publicist Do?, with Marcia Groff 

Week 4 (March 16) 
Blues Song Structure: Breakdown of rhythm section with a concentration on keyboards.
History of the Blues: Influence of Baton Rouge artists worldwide. 
Music Business: How to Create and Use Language with Spoken Word artist Kelton 

Week 5 (March 23) 
Blues Song Structure: Participation in learned song with the band, both virtual and in audience.
History of the Blues Recap: Henry Turner Jr.
Music Business: What it’s like to be a touring musician with Kevin White 


For Travel Arrangements please contact Dee at Deech Global Travel


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