Laine Hardy

Laine Hardy will return to Louisiana on Tuesday, May 14. 

The Hardy Party is coming home, and here’s the complete schedule.

American Idol contestant Laine Hardy will return to Louisiana on Tuesday, May 14, for a homecoming before he performs in the nationally-televised singing competition’s finale on Sunday, May 19.

Hardy, a Livingston Parish native, is scheduled to visit the Governor’s Mansion in the morning followed by a parade and concert in the Town of Livingston later that evening. The parade and concert are free and open to the public.

After his hero's welcome, Hardy will return to Los Angeles to perform in the American Idol finale, when he'll try to become the 17th winner of the hit television series. 

Here’s the complete schedule for Laine Hardy’s homecoming.

Laine Hardy parade

The parade for American Idol contestant Laine Hardy will start at the Livingston Post Office (29728 S. Frost Road) and end at the entrance of the Livingston Parish Fairgrounds (19869 Fairgrounds Road). The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office is instructing people to park at the Fairgrounds.

Governor’s Mansion

When: 5:45 a.m.

Where: 1001 Capitol Access Road, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802

Parade

When: 5:15 p.m.

Where: The parade will start at the Livingston Post Office (29728 S. Frost Road in Livingston) and end at the Livingston Parish Fairgrounds (19869 Fairgrounds Road).

The parade will travel down Hwy. 63 to Hwy 190 before taking a left on Hwy. 190. It will end at the entrance to the Fairgrounds. The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office is instructing people to park at the Fairgrounds, where gates will open at 3 p.m.

Concert

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Livingston Parish Fairgrounds

Parking Notes (from the Sheriff’s Office)

  • Please park at the Livingston Parish Fairgrounds & walk to line the route. (Fairground gates will open at 3 p.m. to allow parking prior to parade.)
  • Florida Boulevard entrance will be the ONLY entry into the fairgrounds.
  • Deputies will be on site to direct for parking
  • There will be NO PARKING along the route - Hwy. 63 or Hwy. 190.

(1) comment

CajunJedi

When’s the last time we had a parade for a soldier returning from the Middle East? And, nothing against Mr Hardy, but who’s paying for this parade and concert event? I sure hope my tax dollars aren’t paying for it!!

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