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 firstname.lastname@example.org or message Facebook.com/RedStickRevelry.