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Bayou Boogaloo

April 27th, 2013 by insideout

This time, the party’s on the banks of scenic Bayou St. John in the Mid-City section of New Orleans as the 8th annual Bayou Boogaloo takes place over the weekend of May 17 – 19.

Like any festival worth attending in New Orleans, the Bayou Boogaloo will have lots of live music, delicious food and artisans with crafts for sale. Know what else? Attendance to the Boogaloo is Free!

Bayou Boogaloo has stages set up in separate locations so the music sounds great and the performers don’t try and play over one another. As always, the Bayou Boogaloo is a family-friendly festival with a kid’s stage and an area for them with games and activities. new-orleans-mid-city-bayou-boogaloo-2013-logo

Fun events from past Boogaloos include the Bayou Boogaloo Bicycle Pub Crawl and a Bicycle Second Line. One of the highlights of the Festival for the past four years was the Rubber Duck Derby. As many as 10,000 rubber ducks are set afloat on the bayou with sponsors’ names on them. The winner gets a fabulous prize and the proceeds go toward the festival’s upkeep via its sponsoring organization, the Mothership Foundation.

Bayou Boogaloo 2013 Lineup

Here are some of the amazing New Orleans musicians that are scheduled to perform this year:

  • Rebirth Brass Band
  • Bonerama
  • Dirty Dozen Brass Band
  • Ironing Board Sam
  • Partners N Crime w/Big Easy Bounce Band
  • Debauche



  • Alvin Youngblood Hart
  • Hot 8 Brass Band
  • Pine Leaf Boys
  • Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Cha’s
  • Zion Harmonizers
  • Corey Henry & the Treme Funktet

See the full lineup and get more information at the Bayou Boogaloo website.

New Orleans Mid-City Lodging and Beyond

Wanna come stay with us for this great free festival? We have member bed and breakfasts in the Mid-City region of New Orleans. However, even if you don’t stay in Mid-City, most of New Orleans is easily accessible via streetcar, taxi, bicycle or your own two feet.