Capital Area United Way to host 25th Annual Jambalaya Jam

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Capital Area United Way is throwing a street party you won't want to miss! United Way's 25th Annual Jambalaya Jam, sponsored by DOW Chemical Company, is coming back to downtown Baton Rouge on Thursday, October 11th, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Guests are invited to enjoy cold drinks and live entertainment, while sampling some of South Louisiana's best jambalaya from 45 competing teams! This year, the Jambalaya Jam will be held in the North Boulevard Town Square and will feature entertainment from local bands After 8 and The Allison Collins Band as well as Nashville recording artist Jana Kramer.

Street Closure

A portion of North Boulevard will be closed for the duration of the day on Thursday, Oct. 11.


IPhone App

Download the Jambalaya Jam iPhone app developed and sponsored by NewAperio and get the latest and greatest information on the event. Help decide what team will win the People's Choice Award by voting for your favorite team through the iPhone App.

Ticket Options:

  • Jam To-Go - $7 Can't stay and party? Want leftovers for the next day? Pick up your to-go box from the ticket booth, and load up with some of South Louisiana's best jambalaya and take dinner on the go!
  • Jam Sampler - $10Eat 'til you drop! The sampler ticket gets you as much jambalaya as you want from 45 different competing teams. You won't leave this event hungry!
  • Jam VIP - $75 See and be seen! Get your all access pass with exclusive benefits only a VIP would receive! Catered hors d'ouevres, massages, specialty drinks and all the perks of the VIP tent.

Celebrity Judges:

Tee Wayne Abshire, former champion with Jambalaya Festival Association

Sandy Breland with WAFB Channel 9 News

Jay Ducote with

Jody Elisar, former champion with Jambalaya Festival Association

Shane Martinez with Krazy Kajun

Sam McGuire with WYNK

Wally Taillon with the Jambalaya Festival Association

Scott Varnedoe with Stroube's

In addition, several local eateries, such as Kleinpeter Farms Dairy, LLC and Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers will be handing out free samples of their products. Samples are included with a Jam ticket purchase.

2012 Premier Sponsor: Dow Chemical Company