Events at the College


The LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts is proud to host or sponsor over 300 events each academic year, from a wide variety of disciplines within our institution. Some events are free and open to the public, while others have ticketed entry.


CMDA 2019 Spring Performance Guide is Now Available

Featured Events & Subscriptions

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Hot Summer Nights, Cool Jazz 2019

Baton Rouge’s favorite summer music event, Hot Summer Nights, Cool Jazz, returns for 2019! Join the LSU School of Music jazz faculty for these four uniquely styled performances, each featuring a special guest artist and backed up by the legendary sounds of the Hot Summer Nights Quintet.

  • June 6 Guitarist John Bishop
  • June 7 Trombonist Aric Schneller
  • June 20 Vocalist Nicole Zuraitis
  • June 21 Clarinetist Gregory Agid

All evenings will feature the HSN Quintet, consisting of Brian Shaw, trumpet, Doug Stone, saxophone, Willis Delony, piano, Bill Grimes, bass, and Troy Davis, drums.

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Box Office Information

CMDA & Opera Tickets

The CMDA Box Office sells tickets to all events in the following venues:

  • Claude L. Shaver Theatre
  • Reilly Theatre
  • Studio Theatre
  • School of Music Recital Hall

LSU Opera and LSU Theatre performances are sold through this office.

Tickets can be purchased online or over the phone at: (225) 578-3527.

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Union Tickets

The Union Box Office sells tickets to all events in the Union Theater, such as:

  • LSU Wind Ensemble
  • LSU Symphonic Winds
  • LSU Symphonic Band
  • LSU Symphony Orchestra

Some special events, such as Tigerama or Candlelight, may be sold through this office.

Tickets can be purchased online or over the phone at: (225) 578-5128.

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Parking for Events

You may park in any of the non-gated parking lots or on the street near our performance venues. Do not park by any red or yellow curbs.

We pay a fee to LSU Parking for our patrons to park free of charge. If you receive a parking ticket, please bring it to the CMDA Box Office, located inside the Music & Dramatic Arts Building, for assistance.

For updates on construction, road closures, and zone changes, please visit the LSU Parking & Transportation Services website.

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Need help? Email the box office at:


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