It was with great pleasure and heartfelt gratitude that the MotherShip Foundation hosted the 8th Annual Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo Festival on Friday, May 17th (5pm-9pm), Saturday, May 18th (10am - 9:15pm), and Sunday, May 19th (10am - 8:30pm) along the banks of historic and beautiful Bayou St. John. As always the Festival was a family-friendly event with a kid's stage, along with games and activities for children. Attendees partook in delicious food, spirits and libations, listened to great local music, and enjoyed the very best art that New Orleans has to offer.
At this year's Bayou Boogaloo we are proud to present Geno Delafose. Mr. Delafose (born February 6, 1971 in Eunice, Louisiana) is a zydeco accordionist and singer. He is one of the younger generations of the genre who has created the sound known as the nouveau zydeco. His sound is deeply rooted in traditional Creole music with strong influences from Cajun music and also country and western. His father is the famous zydeco accordion player John Delafose.
Lynn Drury's compositions are as rich and full of visual imagery as life itself. Often autobiographical, each song is carefully crafted around its initial inspiration, ranging from love and loss to beauty and butterflies. Her sound combines the twang and grit of her native Mississippi and the funky grooves of her adopted home of New Orleans. We've got Lynn at the festival. Don't miss her.
Deathbed ballads meet glockenspiels and omnichords. Cajun French choruses are written on iPhones. Indie-rock vibes invade Acadian archives. Welcome to the world of Feufollet, a band both deeply rooted in the francophone soil of Louisiana and pushing boldly into unexplored yet utterly natural varieties of Cajun experience. Come out to see this groundbreaking band at this year's Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo.
On May 13, 2012 Bayou Boogaloo will hold our annual Disc Golf Tournament. This tournament, held in City Park, includes novice divisions, which provide a place for novices to win big. Registration is $25 per individual to enter.
The 7th annual Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo festival is shaping up to once again exceed everyone's expectations. The programming line up of artists, musicians and vendors is looking great.
The success of producing a FREE festival hinges on having a great group of volunteers.
If you are interested in helping out, we will have 2-3 hour shifts on Thursday 5/17, Friday 5/18, Saturday 5/19, Sunday 5/20 and Monday 5/21. The festival will run Friday night (5P-9P), Saturday (11A-9P) and Sunday (11A - 7P). Thursday, Sunday and Monday are for set up and break-down.
Bike Easy is having a bicycle second line on the morning of Sunday May 20. The Second line will begin and end at the Bayou Boogaloo site. Come out to have some fun and get some exercise before having fun at the festival.
For more information check out the Bike Easy site HERE
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Since its inception in 2001, Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes has gained a loyal following in a competitive New Orleans music scene. Their unique FUNK/ROCK style blends a hard driving rhythm section reminiscent of the Radiators' swamp funk added to the punchy horns of Tower Of Power.
Mem Shannon & The Membership are from New Orleans and while their music is rooted in the blues, it's soaked through with that Big Easy syncopated sound, oozing with funk. They've played the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 15 years. Mem has won or been nominated for a ton of "Best Of" awards for Louisiana music and national blues - including several Blues Music Association(formerly W.C. Handy Award) nominations.
Order an Official 2009 Bayou Boogaloo poster and receive FREE shipping during this holiday season. There are a few limited edition signed and numbered 24x36 posters by artist Ellis Chappell left. Order now while supplies last!
Give your family and friends something special this holiday season by becoming a "Friend of the Boogaloo" and receive on of-a kind premiums that make great gifts for loved ones. Whether it's $10, $25, $50, or $100, all levels keep the Mid City Bayou Boogaloo FREE! Your gift is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
The MotherShip Foundation is 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.
The Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo is currently accepting press packages from musicians, comedians, and performance artists wishing to perform at the 2010 Bayou Boogaloo Festival. Please mail a physical press package and/or Electronic Press Kit to:
Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo
Attn: Booking Dept.
1403 Annunciation St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
The 2010 Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo will be held on May 21st through May 23rd.
It is with great pleasure and heartfelt gratitude that we announce the 5th Annual Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo Festival that will be held May 21-23, 2010 on the banks of historic and beautiful Bayou St. John. Over the last four years, our event has experienced tremendous growth. 2009 was a milestone year for what has quickly become on the South Louisiana's signature cultural celebrations.
Written by Ryan Tramonte
Once the horror of home economic classes, the age-old skill of sewing has taken on a new cool factor.
The 2009 Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo was Louisiana's first green music and arts festival with Solar powered stages, Bio-Diesel generators, locally grown and organic foods, a comprehensive recycling program and sustainable living and coastal restoration education. As always the Festival was a family-friendly event with a kids stage and games and activities for children.
2009 Bayou Boogalooers took part in delicious food, cold beer and libations, listened to great local music, and enjoyed the very best art that New Orleans has to offer.
The Times-Picayune featured an article about The Bayou Boogaloo. Check it out over on nola.com:
Jim M. Taylor
With regrets, we are sad to announce the passing of a Mid-City legend, Jim M. Taylor (1950-2009). The 2009 Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo Festival is dedicated to the memory of Taylor and the contributions he made to the community. He will share this honor with Fird "Snooks" Eaglin.
Higher Heights is one of New Orleans’ top reggae acts. Their progressive, socially conscious message unites their blend of traditional Jamaican melodies, hip electronics and dub flavored rhythms. There are few shows more engaging, enlightening and entertaining than a reggae show, and Higher Heights’ set is sure to be among the Boogaloo’s best.
When: Saturday, May 23
Where: Lafitte Stage
Singer-songwriter Lynn Drury’s sharp lyrics, impassioned vocals and bluesy, roots-driven melodies have made her a Crescent City favorite. Her unfading, country twang feels right at home atop a fresh New Orleans groove. Organic, irresistible and evocative, Drury blends the spirit of Ani DiFranco with the warmth of Patty Griffin. Always enchanting, Drury’s set at the Bayou Boogaloo promises to be a memorable occasion.
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One of the most prominent brass bands to hail from the Crescent City in recent years, the Soul Rebels bring together the sizzle of old school soul, the swagger of modern day hip-hop and the spirit of tradition brass. Their talents have taken them on tour the world over, and their all night romps at Le Bon Temps Roulé have made them favorites here at home. Their music is fresh, funky, visceral and vibrant - the true spirit of New Orleans.
We want to make this year's Bayou Boogaloo Festival an even bigger success over previous years; the line up of musicians and vendors is looking great. As this is a FREE event, the success hinges on having a great group of volunteers. If you are interested in helping out we will have 4 hour shifts on Thursday 5/21, Friday 5/22, Saturday 5/23 and Sunday 5/24. The festival will run Friday night (5P-9P) and all day Saturday (11A-9P), Thursday and Sunday are for set up and break-down. Areas for volunteers include:
- Parking lot control
The Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo festival strives to be a "zero-waste event" by reducing the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, conserving and recovering all resources, and does not burn or bury waste. A zero-waste event reduces all discharges to land, water or air that may be a threat to the planet and its inhabitants.
We're encouraging our partners, vendors, and participants to help by following the
Zero-Waste Quick Guide
Bayou Boogaloo Bicycle Pub Crawl
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Start at Bayou Bicycles, 3530 Toulouse Street
Meet at 8:30 a.m., depart at 9:00 a.m.
(Festival starts at 11:00 a.m.)
The Official 2009 Bayou Boogaloo Festival poster by Ellis Chappell is available for sale. There will be 300 signed and numbered posters made available to the public.
Help support the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo and your business by advertising in our 2009 program. There will be 10,000 full color programs printed and distributed through out the New Orleans area.
Don't miss out on this great opportunity. The deadline for submissions is April 10, 2009.
The 4th annual Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo takes place on Friday May 22 from 5pm -9pm and Saturday May 23, 2009 11am-9pm along the banks of Bayou St. John.
Same great location, same great time!