Rock icon Cracker, John Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Chris Thomas King and Cupid are among the music acts headlining the weekend when the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo returns to Bayou St. John this May.
The free, annual festival boasts nearly 40 acts in the stacked music lineup this year. The schedule also includes Marco Benevento, Tank & The Bangas, Brownout, The Deslondes, New Breed Brass Band, Water Seed, Where Y’acht, Lightnin’ Malcolm, Luke Winslow King, Sean Ardoin, Charlie Wooton Project, Alfred Banks, Stoop Kids, Doombalaya, Pink Magnolias, James Martin Band, Kettle Black, Chapter Soul, John the Martyr, Maggie Belle Band, Kumasi, The Holy Warriors featuring Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes, Helen Gillet, Bill Summers, James Singleton, Cole Williams, Matt Hampsey, Calvin Johnson, Rick Trolsen; Caesar Brothers’ Funkbox featuring Big Chief Juan Pardo, Nick Balaban & the N’awlstars and Video Age.
“The Bayou Boogaloo starts with world-class music, incredible food and the work of talented artists and artisans, and together it’s an experience that feels bigger than any of these parts,” said Jared Zeller, founder and producer of the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo. “It’s a sense of community and of sharing the good times and cultural riches of our city that makes the festival so special,” Zeller said.
When the fest hits Bayou St. John on May 19 to May 21, Bayou Boogaloo will bring festival-goers three days of music across four stages, an arts market featuring 65 regional artists, a family village with games and activities and food from 30 local restaurants and caterers.
Fest organizers say food vendors will represent different flavors from around the city. Some of the participants include Boucherie, Bratz Y’all to Gonzo’s Smokehouse, Canal Street Bistro, Mona’s and Mid-City Pizza.
Get more details on the festival’s website.