News Flash

Mayor's Press Releases

Posted on: December 29, 2021

Red Stick Revelry Moves Forward with Safety Guidance

BATON ROUGE, LA — Wednesday, December 29, 2021 — Red Stick Revelry 2021, presented by BankPlus, will take place on New Year’s Eve in downtown Baton Rouge with guidance from Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome that includes measures aimed at providing a safe environment for the public to enjoy the festivities. 

“New Year’s Eve activities will be held in our large open green spaces that allow the public to practice social distancing and still enjoy the music, laser light show and fireworks,” said Mayor Broome. “I encourage everyone to wear a mask and keep a safe distance so this event can be held safely and with respect for everyone attending. Red Stick Revelry has been one of our most popular events, and it is so important that everyone be considerate of others so we can celebrate safely.”  

Along with new presenting sponsor BankPlus, Red Stick Revelry 2021 will bring the largest laser light show it has produced, with two 24-minute shows featuring 13 laser beams choreographed to music, an all-new music line-up, and fireworks over the Mississippi River when the Red Stick drops in the North Boulevard Town Square to ring in the New Year. 

Baton Rouge’s New Year’s Eve celebration, in its ninth year, kicks off with Red Stick Rising, a celebration for kids of all ages, that will be held on the outdoor covered plaza of the River Center Branch Library on North Boulevard from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Red Stick Rising will feature arts activities, storytelling, and a special performance by Clay Achee, creator of Ziggy and the Junkyard Band, and the new LPB show Ziggy's Arts Adventure. Achee will perform songs with his puppets and talk with kids about puppeteering.

At noon, a community sing-along of "Auld Lang Syne" will take place at Town Square when the Red Stick is raised into place 60 feet above Town Square, where it will rest until midnight. 

Red Stick Revelry’s evening activities begin at 8:00 p.m. on The Crest Stage in Davis S. Rhorer Plaza, adjacent to City Hall, with a performance by the popular high-energy cover band Press 1 for English and the world-renowned brass band The Michael Foster Project, a group of jazz, Latin, pop and hip-hop musicians that have represented Baton Rouge and Louisiana at national and international events. The evening concludes when the Red Stick drops at midnight in the North Boulevard Town Square with a fireworks and high-beam laser spectacular. 

Andre Moreau, news anchor at Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB), will emcee 2021 Red Stick Revelry. 

Schedule for December 31, 2021

Red Stick Rising

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

River Center Branch Library Plaza and Town Square

A New Year’s Tradition for Children of All Ages

• Storytelling Arts Activities

Special Performance by Clay Achee & his Puppets

Community Sing-Along of Auld Lang Syne when the Red Stick is raised at noon to 60 feet above Town Square

Red Stick Revelry

8:00 p.m. – Midnight

Davis S. Rhorer Plaza and North Boulevard Town Square

8:00 p.m. – Live music on The Crest Stage by Press 1 for English

9:30 p.m. – Laser Light Show

10:00 p.m. – Live music by The Michael Foster Project

11:20 p.m. – Laser Light Show

Midnight – Countdown to 2022! 

Fireworks over the Mississippi River with Laser Lights as the Red Stick Drops to ring in the New Year!

Food and beverage vendors will be on site. For more information on Red Stick Revelry: email info@redstickrevelry.com or message Facebook.com/RedStickRevelry.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Mayor's Press Releases

Statement by Mayor Broome

Posted on: May 23, 2022

Statement by Mayor Broome

Posted on: May 18, 2022

Statement by Mayor Broome

Posted on: May 5, 2022

Hurricane Preparedness Week

Posted on: May 2, 2022

Statement by Mayor Broome

Posted on: April 13, 2022

City-Parish Offices to Close at Noon

Posted on: March 22, 2022

Statement by Mayor Broome

Posted on: March 16, 2022

Statement by Mayor Broome

Posted on: March 15, 2022

Statement by Mayor Broome

Posted on: February 25, 2022

Wintry Mix Possible This Week

Posted on: January 19, 2022

Mayor Broome Appoints New Fire Chief

Posted on: December 23, 2021

Statement from Mayor Broome

Posted on: November 22, 2021

Statement from Mayor Broome

Posted on: November 15, 2021

Statement from Mayor Broome

Posted on: September 24, 2021

Mayor Broome Extends Curfew

Posted on: September 3, 2021

Mayor Extends Curfew

Posted on: September 3, 2021

Ice Distribution Site at Noon

Posted on: September 3, 2021

Mayor Broome Extends Curfew

Posted on: September 2, 2021

Mayor Broome Extends Curfew

Posted on: August 30, 2021

Mayor Broome Implements Curfew

Posted on: August 29, 2021

Pre-Landfall Shelter Opened

Posted on: August 29, 2021

Statement from Mayor Broome

Posted on: July 19, 2021

City-Parish Monitoring Invest 92L

Posted on: June 17, 2021

Statement from Mayor Broome

Posted on: June 11, 2021

Hurricane Season 2021 Begins

Posted on: June 1, 2021

Statement from Mayor Broome

Posted on: May 17, 2021

Statement from Mayor Broome

Posted on: April 26, 2021

Winter Storm Debris Removal Underway

Posted on: February 19, 2021

Emergency Shelters and City-Parish Offices

Posted on: February 16, 2021

Curfew Issued for East Baton Rouge Parish

Posted on: February 15, 2021

HURRICANE ZETA AND GARBAGE SERVICES

Posted on: October 27, 2020

Mayor Broome Announces Citizen Data Academy

Posted on: September 22, 2020

Geaux Get Healthy Launches Year Three

Posted on: September 21, 2020

Mayor Broome Declares Parish-Wide Emergency

Posted on: September 13, 2020

Stormwater Master Plan Virtual Open House

Posted on: September 2, 2020

City-Parish Buildings Remain Closed

Posted on: August 25, 2020

Mayor Broome to Extend Mask Order

Posted on: July 28, 2020

Tropical Weather Trending

Posted on: July 23, 2020

Real Time Crime Center Gets Major Donation

Posted on: December 11, 2019

Baton Rouge Healthy Food Retail Initiative

Posted on: November 20, 2019

2019 Capital Region Veterans Parade

Posted on: November 11, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: October 22, 2019

Baton Rouge Veteran’s Parade 2019

Posted on: October 7, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: October 7, 2019

Mayor Broome Kicks Off MOVEBR Program

Posted on: September 24, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: August 19, 2019

Tropical Storm Barry Updates

Posted on: July 14, 2019

Invest 92L Preparations

Posted on: July 9, 2019

Gulf Tropical Disturbance Update

Posted on: July 8, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: May 30, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: April 24, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: March 27, 2019

MOHSEP Monitoring Rising Mississippi River

Posted on: February 28, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: February 4, 2019

Mayor Broome Announces SKYWARN Training

Posted on: December 4, 2018

Essay Contest for Local Middle Schoolers

Posted on: September 11, 2018

Mayor Broome Creates Blight Strike Team

Posted on: February 16, 2018

Metro Council Approves 2018 Budget

Posted on: December 12, 2017