Bayou Boogaloo to charge $10 admission for the first time to cover city fee, organizers say

Bayou Boogaloo, the annual Mid-City music, food and arts festival scheduled for Friday-Sunday (May 17-19), will charge admission for the first time, according to a festival spokesperson. The fee of $10 per day or $20 for all three days was made necessary by “a radical increase in land use fees from the City of New Orleans,” according to the spokesman.

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Why — for first time ever — Bayou Boogaloo to charge admission for popular New Orleans festival

Be prepared to pay up for Bayou Boogaloo this weekend.

For the first time in its 14-year history, the Bayou St. John music festival — known as much for  the wild floating creations launched on the bayou by attendees as for its bands — will have a required entry fee when gates open this Friday.

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The Lost Set: A Bayou Boogaloo Benefit takes place Saturday, June 30

Friends of the Bayou St. John, Tipitina’s, and Positive Vibrations Foundation are teaming up to raise money for festival vendors affected by the sudden, extreme weather system that cancelled the opening day of the 2018 Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo.

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Bayou Boogaloo 2018 comes to a close

A tumultuous Bayou Boogaloo 2018 came to a close. The first day, Friday, May 18, was cancelled due to damaging rain and winds that toppled some of the festival’s infrastructure.

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After terrifying storm, artists and vendors at Bayou Boogaloo pledge to push on

Less than 24 hours after being knocked down by a violent thunderstorm, Bayou Boogaloo was up and running and you wouldn’t have noticed anything different. VIDEO.

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Shades of green: Art and crafts have an eco-friendly theme at Boogaloo

At this weekend’s Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo, organizers encourage attendees to ride bikes or carpool to the festival. They host bayou and bank cleanups, and their “Cash for Trash” program encourages fest goers to collect recycling and trash. Recycling receptacles are everywhere on the festival grounds.

“We are stewards for Bayou St. John and the Mid-City neighborhood and take our commitment to sustainability and green practices very seriously,” said Boogaloo founder Jared Zeller.

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Check out the Bayou Boogaloo 2018 lineup, starring Leo Nocentelli

The 13th annual Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo festival takes place May 18-20 along the banks of Bayou St. John near the intersection of Orleans Avenue. The popular free fest will present continuous entertainment on four stages.

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Watch: ‘Cupid Shuffle’ love-dipped line dance at Bayou Boogaloo

It was a case of Cupid’s arrow landing right on target. On Saturday (May 20) Lafayette’s zydeco rapper Cupid set out to break the previous 8-minute record for a “Cupid Shuffle” group line dance at Bayou Boogaloo.

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