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Landry’s inaugural ball to be open to public

By: - November 15, 2023 12:40 pm
Gov.-elect Jeff Landry and his wife, Sharon, address reporters Oct. 25, 2023, at R.L. "Tigue" Moore Stadium at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette.

Gov.-elect Jeff Landry announced at a Wednesday press conference that his inaugural ball will be open to the public.  (Piper Hutchinson/Louisiana Illuminator)

LAFAYETTE — Gov.-elect Jeff Landry announced Wednesday his inaugural ball will be open to the public.

Tickets for the event, which will be held at the Raising Cane River Center in Baton Rouge following his inauguration at the capitol on Jan. 8, will be available on Landry’s transition website,

Members of the public can request tickets, priced at $100, which will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Landry’s celebration will be the first inaugural ball since Gov. John Bel Edwards initial inauguration in 2016. His second inauguration fell on the same day of the 2019 National Championship Game, when LSU faced Clemson at the Superdome in New Orleans.

Edwards attended the game, where LSU trounced Clemson 42-25, with the intention of holding a ball later in the year. Those plans were disrupted by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the event was never rescheduled.

Edwards’ event in 2016 was by invitation only, according to WAFB, and held at a smaller venue.


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Piper Hutchinson
Piper Hutchinson

Piper Hutchinson is a reporter for the Louisiana Illuminator. She has covered the Legislature and state government extensively for the LSU Manship News Service and The Reveille, where she was named editor in chief for summer 2022.