NEW ORLEANS - It was with great pleasure and heartfelt gratitude that the MotherShip Foundation announces the 8th Annual Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo Festival that will be held Friday May 17 - Sunday May 19, 2013 along the banks of historic and beautiful Bayou St. John. Over the last six years, Bayou Boogaloo has experienced tremendous growth. 2012 was a milestone year for what has quickly become one of South Louisiana's signature cultural celebrations. Last year as New Orleans celebrated the annual Festival over 25,000 locals and visitors reveled in music from three stages, dined on delicious food, sampled unique local culture and enjoyed the Boogaloo Art Market.
In 2012, the MotherShip Foundation continued its sustainability efforts with help from a handful of dedicated neighbors, the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association, and funds by a Coypu Foundation grant. We replaced five 200-gallon southern live oak trees that were lost during Hurricanes Katrina and Isaac on the festival grounds. A portion of the proceeds from the 2013 festival will be used to continue the project. Phase 2 will include three 300-gallon trees and one 670-gallon tree.
As always the Festival is a family-friendly event with a kid's stage, along with games and activities for children. Attendees can partake in delicious food, spirits and libations, listen to great local music, and enjoy the very best art that New Orleans has to offer.
The Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo Festival is hosted by the MotherShip Foundation, a non-profit (501c3) organization dedicated to encouraging social change by bringing forth a higher quality of life for all Louisiana and New Orleans residents through the promotion of arts, culture, and recreation. We are seeking partners who will unite with us and help continue this tradition.