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Baton Rouge River Center

Attend star-studded musical performances, family-friendly theater productions, stand-up comedy shows and symphony orchestras at this riverside entertainment complex.

Baton Rouge River Center is a multipurpose entertainment center with a year-round schedule of events suitable for all ages. It has a 10,000-plus capacity indoor stadium arena and a 2,000-capacity performing arts theater. Baton Rouge River Center also has a ballroom, exhibition halls and restaurants. It opened in 1977 and has since been a popular venue for concerts, sporting events, trade shows and more.

Music fans can choose between an eclectic mix of concerts by established and up-and-coming musicians at the arena. Past performers include Elton John, Eryka Badu, John Mayer and Miranda Lambert. Concerts are either all-seater or a mix of seats and standing, depending on the act.

The arena hosts sporting events, too. These range from monster truck spectacles to the Harlem Globetrotters and World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling bouts. Laugh and smile at the jokes of stand-up comedians and gaze in amazement at the acrobatics of the Cirque du Soleil dancers. Children will enjoy live shows featuring Disney and Sesame Street characters.

Book tickets for the Theater of Performing Arts to watch interpretations of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, among many world-famous ballets. Enjoy an evening of family fun at Annie and other hit Broadway musicals. Be enchanted by the infectious melodies played by the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra.

Baton Rouge River Center is located to the south of downtown Baton Rouge and on the banks of the Mississippi River. You can get here via public buses and there’s an on-site, metered parking garage. The center is conveniently located close to various important city attractions and landmarks. Combine your visit with activities at the Louisiana Art and Science Museum and the Shaw Center for the Arts.

The entertainment center is open year-round. Purchase tickets at the box office, which is open from Monday to Friday and on weekends, when there’s an event. An up-to-date event schedule is available on the center’s official website, where you can also purchase tickets.


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Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center $93
Reviewed on May 22, 2019
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Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center

Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center

201 Lafayette St, Baton Rouge, LA
     
    4.2 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Lobby was comfortable and inviting. Loved the big leather couches.ively hotel bar. Restaurant nice, although very quiet, only a few hotel guests eating there.

    Holiday Inn Express Baton Rouge Downtown $79
    Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019
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    Holiday Inn Express Baton Rouge Downtown

    Holiday Inn Express Baton Rouge Downtown

    400 North Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA
       
      4.2 of 5
      2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Staff was wonderful, like everything about my stay.. Manger was excellent, definitely will stay again. Breakfast was also great!!

      WATERMARK Baton Rouge, Autograph Collection $151
      Reviewed on Apr 21, 2019
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      WATERMARK Baton Rouge, Autograph Collection

      WATERMARK Baton Rouge, Autograph Collection

      150 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA
         
        4.7 of 5
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Very well located, excellent staff, clean. We had a great stay!

        Courtyard by Marriott Baton Rouge Downtown $103
        Reviewed on May 21, 2019
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        Courtyard by Marriott Baton Rouge Downtown

        Courtyard by Marriott Baton Rouge Downtown

        260 Third Street, Baton Rouge, LA
           
          4.6 of 5
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Downtown is definitely the place to be when staying in Baton Rouge. There are a bunch of great restaurants within walking distance and lots of things to do. Marriot is the newest of all of the downtown hotels and it shows. Staff is accommodating and very friendly. Highly recommend.

          Hampton Inn & Suites Baton Rouge Downtown $111
          Reviewed on May 29, 2019
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          Hampton Inn & Suites Baton Rouge Downtown

          Hampton Inn & Suites Baton Rouge Downtown

          462 Lafayette St, Baton Rouge, LA
             
            4.5 of 5
            2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Great location. Staff were very helpful. Highly recommend.

            Hotel Indigo Baton Rouge Downtown $96
            Reviewed on May 1, 2019
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            Hotel Indigo Baton Rouge Downtown

            Hotel Indigo Baton Rouge Downtown

            200 Convention St, Baton Rouge, LA
               
              4.5 of 5
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              I was there for a conference that was at the Shaw Center. It is prime location for that area. They offer valet parking only so that was a bummer but the staff was so friendly.

              Belle of Baton Rouge Casino Hotel $250
              Reviewed on May 27, 2019
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              Belle of Baton Rouge Casino Hotel

              Belle of Baton Rouge Casino Hotel

              102 France St, Baton Rouge, LA
                 
                3.2 of 5
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Like the atrium area and check in area. What i didn't like about the rooms was that where small and carpet is old. but the rooms were clean. Had excellent customer service.

                Red Roof Inn Baton Rouge - LSU Conference Center $48
                Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019
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                Red Roof Inn Baton Rouge - LSU Conference Center

                Red Roof Inn Baton Rouge - LSU Conference Center

                2445 S Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, LA
                   
                  3.7 of 5
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  This motel is a "diamond in the rough". Less than 5 mins, from LSU Student Union. Room & bath were very clean & beds comfy. Desk & Housekeeping staff super friendly. I didnt expect much for a complimentary breakfast but it was 5 star anything you could want from hot line foods,make your own waffles, ...