Death Valley Comes Alive with Music: Bayou Country Superfest

LSU’s Tiger Stadium is renowned as a cathedral of college football. Each fall, more than 102,000 roaring fans fill the seats making the stadium in Baton Rouge one of the toughest places for LSU’s opponents to play.


In 2010, Tiger Stadium became one of the easiest places for the best names in country music to play. The Bayou Country Superfest was born and fans have been roaring each Memorial Day weekend for the country’s superstars and headliners ever since.

Tiger Stadium rumbles with country again when the Superfest returns for music, tailgating and more good times May 27-29. The daily lineup reads like an elite list of million-selling artists and top award winners of contemporary country music:

Friday, May 27 – Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Randy Rogers Band

Saturday, May 28 – Eric Church, Darius Rucker, Cole Swindell, Frankie Ballard, Brothers Osborne

Sunday, May 29 – Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett, Dustin Lynch, A Thousand Horses

Mayor-President , Melvin Holden, is among the local officials thrilled to see the Superfest returning.

“Baton Rouge is ready to welcome another fantastic lineup of country music stars and fans to the best city in America for Memorial Day weekend entertainment,” said Holden. “We are excited to host another three-day music festival which is going to make a tremendous impact on our local economy.

“This is our seventh year of the Bayou Country Superfest and it just keeps getting better.”

“All of us at LSU are pleased to welcome the Bayou Country Superfest, the nation’s best music festival to Tiger Stadium for another exciting year,” added Joe Alleva, LSU’s athletic director. “It’s been a pleasure to work closely with concert promoters, our city and our state officials as we have in the past to provide a great Memorial Day Weekend event that has such a positive impact on our community.”

Fans should arrive early as a game-day atmosphere, similar to LSU’s world-famous pre-game parties, will be in full effect. The Fan Fest and Tailgate Party is set each day, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, just outside Tiger Stadium before the acts start on the main stage. Free and open to the public, the party will feature live country music on the Bud Light Stage.


Fans can socialize as DJs from local radio stations will host games and prize events. A Meet & Greet area will allow fans to meet Superfest performers.

Festival tickets are available in single-day and three-day packages at various levels. Get up close and personal with the entertainers in a special stage-front, standing room area called the Golden Horseshoe. Tickets to that space are available for each day of the festival.

Fans who would like to entertain clients and a large group of guests can look into a limited number of box suites, which offer food and beverage packages and other perks.

All fans can purchase parking passes, which are available to nearby lots that will be open on event days.

Tickets, passes and more information are available at Register to receive e-mail updates or become a fan of the festival’s Facebook page. 

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11 Mar 2016

By Herman Fuselier