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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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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