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New Orleans rap artists to headline Bayou Boogaloo

The New Orleans hip-hop scene will be well-represented at the 2023 Bayou Boogaloo. The organizers of the spring festival on Bayou St. John announced Tuesday (Jan. 25) that rapper and Cash Money Records alum Juvenile will headline, joined by bounce artists Partners N Crime and DJ Jubilee. The 16th Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo returns to the Read More…

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Bayou Boogaloo celebrates its Sweet 16 with $16 weekend passes

The 16th Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo is set to return to the banks and waters of Bayou St. John from May 19 to 21. To celebrate its Sweet Sixteen anniversary, Bayou Boogaloo 2023 is offering its three-day passes, with in and out privileges, for $16. Music lovers have to act quickly, however. On Tuesday (Jan. 24), Read More…

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Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo announces its musical lineup

Ani DiFranco will join Sonny Landreth, supergroup Dragon Smoke, the Squirrel Nut Zippers and the Soul Rebels featuring Big Freedia at the 16th Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo, which returns to the banks of Bayou St. John May 20, 21 and 22. The annual, three-day neighborhood festival features music on four stages and raises funds to support a Read More…

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Bayou Boogaloo festival will go on in May, but without the bayou

The Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo will take place on its usual mid-May weekend this year, featuring top local musical acts like the New Orleans Nightcrawlers, 101 Runners, Cha Wa and Tank & the Bangas, plus an art market. There’s one major difference, however: There will be no bayou at the 2021 Bayou Boogaloo. No kayaks, no Read More…

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Eclectic Boogaloo: photos

Bayou Boogaloo began Friday with calm weather, mild temperatures and good music. The opening day featured Anders Osborne, Debauche, The Suffers and more. On Sunday, a tornado watch and storms delayed the festival’s opening for two hours. It opened to pleasant weather if slightly soggy ground. But Boogaloo is a festival that celebrates water as Read More…