2024 Rock & Rouge Festival Press Release



DATE: 12:00PM Tuesday, March 8, 2024

EVENT: Rock & Rouge Women’s Music & Food Festival


EVENT DATE: October 26th & October 27th, 2024


LOCATION: Lafayette Square 500 Saint Charles Avenue New Orleans, Louisiana 70116

COMPANY: ROCK & ROUGE MUSIC, LLC Address: 1000 Bourbon Street #224, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Phone: 504.523.6276 office


A Women’s & Girls’ Empowerment Festival

[NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, March 2024] – Rock & Rouge Women’s Music & Food Festival & Beyond returns for our annual women-centric and free outdoor festival at Lafayette Square on Saturday & Sunday, October 26th & 27th, 11:00AM-7PM.

Spotlighting our womxn of New Orleans & beyond, this all-inclusive festival at Lafayette Square becomes the epicenter for an all-out-force of women and girls showcasing their talents. Female fronted rock bands, culinary chefs vending succulent dishes, tabling-organizations, plus, a S.T.E.A.M. Tent for girls, ages 8-13, bring to the forefront women of our community. And what about the men? Well, we have a men’s experience called the “End Zone” because we love men too.

A Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M) tent for girls provides activities through the Rock & Rouge Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3). As mentioned, the “End Zone” experience features a Sazerac whiskey bar, televised football games, and with a new addition of young men from LSU fraternities DJing some rock’in tunes. The festival advocates, supports and hires Union bands and works directly with New Orleans’ Musicians Local Union 174-496 and its Music Performance Trust Fund as proud sponsors of musical talent.

Rock & Rouge expands its 4-cornerstones of music, food, speakers and education with beauty, sports, artisans, and fashion designers. This is an exciting weekend for women in Louisiana. With the Taylor Swift Eras tour descending upon the city, Rock & Rouge is poised and ready for Swifty mania cementing our women’s empowerment movement in Louisiana & beyond!

Rock & Rouge Women’s Music & Food Festival & Beyond was founded by musician/actress, Lani Ramos, and is a registered business in the State of Louisiana 2017. City of New Orleans awarded a proclamation to the Rock & Rouge for its outstanding work and city-wide impact in 2020. Rock & Rouge™ is a registered trademark under the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office since 2021.



Rock & Rouge 2023

Oct 1st, 2023

The only outdoor empowerment music & food festival for women & girls sponsored by Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) & American Federation of Musicians Local 174-496


This year Rock & Rouge has gone UNION!

Rock & Rouge’s music artists are under New Orleans Musicians Union Local 174–496 contracts and sponsored 100% by the Musicians’ Performance Trust Fund. Union Strong!


SEPTEMBER 15th, 2023

We are proud to announce:

League Of Women Voters will be on site for voter registration at Lafayette Square.



Poster 2023

9/30/2023, 10:30a.m.:




We are happy to announce our talent lineup for 2023!
8/19/2023, 7:30a.m.:

Valerie Sassyfrass,  Lani Ramos, Sandra Love Reason, Jamie Lynn Vessels, Dirty Rain Revelers, Caroline Cotto, Crescent City Chorus, Olivier_SoundSensory & more to come!

ANNOUNCEMENT 7/19/2023, 2:02p.m.:

It’s here! Rock & Rouge Women’s Music & Food Festival & beyond October 7th & 8th, 2023 at Lafayette Square in the Central Business District (CBD) New Orleans, Louisiana.

Yeah that’s right! You heard it here first. Rock & Rouge Women’s Fess is back. We are expanding from 1-day to 2-days Saturday & Sunday. Our focus is given to womxn and girls mainly, with a nod to the men and boys who support womxn. Stay tuned for more details. But for now, help spread the word to the womxn of our New Orleans community.

We are now accepting applicants from womxn of all races, creed, gender and socioeconomic status. We aref looking for women:

  • Rock Bands
  • Musical Groups
  • Food Business vendors/pop-ups/food trucks
  • Speakers
  • Tabling Organizationsa
  • Poets
  • Visual Artists
  • Beauty Vendors
  • Voter Registration Volunteers
  • Rock & Rouge Ambassadors (Volunteers)


Please send inquiry to:

Music, Speakers, Visual Artists:

Food Talent:

Organization Talent:

Beauty Talent:

Volunteer Talent:

Ambassador Talent:


There is limited space for musical acts as we have only (7) slots left available.

We look forward to meeting you soon!!



2022 Rock & Rouge Women’s Music Festival Los Angeles at Club Bahia. Spreading the New Orleans home base into other cities!

The musical line-up for the Rock & Rouge Los Angeles




A Women’s Empowerment Special Event
at Club Bahia

Rock & Rouge womxn empower thru local music, speakers, organizations & vendors connecting communities thru our differences under 1 movement.

About this event

Introducing the Rock & Rouge Women’s Music Festival & beyond Los Angeles. This is the first L.A. Rock & Rouge special event showcasing women’s empowerment thru activism in music, food, speaking and organizing. The Rock & Rouge Music Festival will be Sunday August 28th, 2022, at Club Bahia 1130 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90012. Women’s rights are at stake again with the overturning of Roe vs, Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court. So, we must support and empower women organizations fighting for women’s rights and the inclusivity of all others oppressed by the judgements of race, creed, color, socioeconomic status, and now, gender. We empower through supporting marches, organizations, music, spoken word, speakers and most of all education.

The Rock & Rouge Women’s Music Festival Los Angeles is a one-day event at Club Bahia that features a line-up of empowering women segments throughout the afternoon and into the evening. The program includes an indoor nightclub stage with live music, speakers, cash bar and food service. Outside, 2-outdoor parking lots with staging areas for women DJs, women business vendors in beauty, fashion, and lite bites surrounded by women organizations, speakers, and featuring emcee, JUAY:

Schedule of Events:

Club Bahia Food & Drink Specials

1pm-4pm bottomless mimosas $20

4pm-7pm Mai-Tais & Margaritas $6 with $2 Tacos

7pm-10pm Beer & wine $5

Main Stage

Angel Peaches & Los Combi darks – 9pm-10pm cumbia

Collectivo Sabinas – 8pm-9pm Ska punk

Big Pearl – 7pm-8pm Rock

Scarlet & the fever – 6pm-7pm Soul Reg

Azul quetzal – 5pm-6pm Reggae

Flor – 4pm-5pm TRAP R&B

Hell Rose- 3pm – 4pm Punk

DJ New Wave Cholas – 1pm -8p


For advanced tickets please visit:

For reserved indoor seating:

more information:




Rock & Rouge PR: Cancellation due to Covid-19


Event: The Rock & Rouge Women’s Music & Food Festival & beyond

Company: Rock & Rouge Foundation Inc.

Contact: Abigail Braud

Date: Monday, May 13, 2020

Phone: 504-523 6276 office



New Orleans, Louisiana, May 13, 2020 – Unfortunately, we must announce that The Rock & Rouge Women’s Music & Food Festival & beyond 2020 has been cancelled. At first, we had hoped to postpone the festival to September 2020 in response to the outbreak of COVID-19 and Governor John Bel Edwards’ ban on public events. However, New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell has since strongly advised against holding festivals for the remainder of 2020.

As we have previously stated, public safety and health is our top priority. In order to protect our community and comply with our government and health officials, we see no other option than to cancel The Rock & Rouge Women’s Music & Food Festival & beyond for 2020. The Rock & Rouge Foundation remains driven to celebrate and empower women in our community. We anticipate the return of live music, food, and celebration of our culture in 2021, and we hope to see you there. Our sincerest gratitude extends to our community, partners, sponsors, donors, volunteers, and everyone in this difficult time!



Rock & Rouge PR: COVID-19 Update


Event: The Rock & Rouge Women’s Music & Food Festival & beyond

Company: Rock & Rouge Foundation Inc.

Contact: Caroline Giepert

Date: Monday, March 16, 2020

Phone: 504-523 6276 office



Monday, March 16, 2020 11:40 AM – Following the announcement of Governor John Bel Edwards last Friday afternoon banning all public events over 250 people, The Rock & Rouge Women’s Music & Food Festival & beyond will not be held this upcoming Saturday, March 21st in Lafayette Square. While we are saddened and disappointed, we understand that public safety is the top priority and will continue to listen to and support state and local officials.

We will instead move forward with hosting this event in September 2020 in Lafayette Square. We hope to see everyone there in the fall to celebrate and empower all women in our community. Please stay tuned over the coming months as we will announce any updates and changes. Thank you to our community, partners, sponsors, donors, and everyone in this difficult time!

Please email with any questions.




BULLETIN: The Rock & Rouge has added the Charmaine Neville Band to the line-up on the “Women Who Rock” Stage.

The Rock & Rouge 2020 is here!

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1/10/2020 Announcement:

Happy New Year everyone from The Rock & Rouge! We are happy to announce our upcoming women’s empowerment festival and young girls Tomboy S.T.E.A.M. Tent founded by The Rock & Rouge Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Again, this year we are having local Women Rock & Roll Bands on the “Women Who Rock” stage, Empowerment Panels, Women-Partnered Food Vendors. New this year, we are having women and health organizations tabling, like Women With A Vision, New Orleans Musician’s Clinic, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, LikeMinded Ladies and many more. But wait – men we have something new for you this year in The Goldmine! Like “The Dugout” where we had the Baby Cakes mascot hanging out, this year we are introducing “The Goldmine”  celebrating New Orleans Major League Rugby’s new home at the Shrine on Airline! We are welcoming rugby players to the festival to introduce everyone to this fast growing sport.
We are excited about the new location at Lafayette Square Park in the Central Business District (CBD) and are given a bright future here by the City of New Orleans Parks & Parksway. The official address is:
Lafayette Square Park S Maestri Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130
(sandwiched between Camp Street and St. Charles Avenue across from Gallier Hall.)
The Festival will be on Saturday March 21, 2020 between 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
We can’t wait to see ya’ll out there!!


The Rock & Rouge 2018

Thank you one and all for coming out to the inaugural Rock & Rouge Women’s Music & Food Festival. This empowerment of women was a great success. It couldn’t have been so awe-inspiring without the support of our sponsors, panelists, food vendors, artists, musicians, volunteers, and of course you, the fans!

If you missed this amazing event, you can click here to view our digital scrapbook of The Rock & Rouge 2018. 


For immediate release- June 15th, 2018

The Rock & Rouge Women’s Music & Food Festival & Beyond has pushed its date from June, 16th to Saturday, June, 30th 2018 due to weather conditions and safety concerns.  We are still accepting volunteers and please email us if you’d like to participate to There will be a change in our lineup, but Irma Thomas is still our headliner! We apologize that we have lost Lynn Dury and Shawn WIlliams due to their tour schedule. Please look on their websites for their tour dates.

We hope to see you there!