The annual Mad Hatters Event is a long-standing BRSL tradition and is one of the most anticipated events of the Baton Rouge social calendar. This fundraiser helps the Symphony League reach its annual financial commitment to the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. Funds raised support the BRSO’s community and educational initiatives which provide countless hours of cultural enrichment to residents of East Baton Rouge Parish and surrounding communities. These initiatives include the Louisiana Youth Orchestra, Young People’s Discovery Concerts, Musical Gateways, and the League’s Les Jeunes Amies de la Symphonie. Funding from Madhatters also helps the BRSO initiate new programs that include partnerships with the Emerge Center, the Gardere Initiative, and Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area.