The Bayou Boogaloo is held over three days (May 19-21) along Bayou St. John in Mid-City. This year’s festival features Juvenile, Yonder Mountain String Band, Rebirth Brass Band, and many more! Grab tix and learn more HERE.
The Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo is back, and this year it’s bigger and better than ever before. With a fantastic lineup of headliners, like rap legend Juvenile, The Yonder Mountain String Band, Boyfriend, Reverend Horton Heat, and The Iceman Special, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. This year, the festival has added some exciting new features. And if that’s not enough to get you excited, the event’s proceeds go towards supporting a cleaner and healthier Bayou St. John. Let’s take a closer look at these new additions and what they mean for this beloved neighborhood festival.
Three New Additions to Bayou Boogaloo for 2023
Dohm Silent Disco
Groove with The Dohm Collective at this year’s Bayou Boogaloo Festival. During the day, festival-goers can enjoy a relaxing space with shade, hammocks, and cooling misters and fans, along with intimate performances from special guests. As the sun sets, The Dohm will initiate the interactive visual board, which attendees can use to create their own visuals and project them on the Dohm.
In addition, their signature Silent Disco will take place from 8 – 11 pm on both Friday and Saturday. The silent disco is free to all Bayou Boogaloo ticket holders and will continue beyond the normal hours of the festival. Stay tuned for more announcements and the full lineup.
Krewe Du Void Takeover
This year, there’s an exciting addition to the Bayou Boogaloo lineup as Krewe de Void takes over the Dumaine stage on Saturday, May 20th. They’ve curated their own lineup of talented performers, including The Iceman Special, The Rumble, Dinny Skip, and Tasche and the Psychedelic Roaches, along with a yoga session. Krewe de Void is well-known for hosting the Fête du Void, a two-day camping, music, and arts festival in Oakdale, Louisiana, which is led by The Iceman Special. This promises to be an unforgettable experience for festival-goers and a fantastic opportunity to discover some incredible new talent.
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The Comedy Stage
This year’s festival brings an exciting new addition – a comedy stage featuring some of the funniest names in the industry. The headliner is none other than Sean Patton, fresh off the release of his debut special, Sean Patton: Number One. Alongside Sean, other talented comedians like Rude Jude, Vincent Zambon, Kymbra Li, Mark Caesar, and more are set to grace the stage. Formerly known as the Lafitte Stage, this new feature promises to bring laughter and joy to festival-goers, providing a fantastic opportunity to discover some amazing new comedic talent.
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The New & Improved “Water Ticket”
Festival-goers who look forward to boating and floating on Boogaloo days will enjoy an enhanced boating experience this year that includes one central entrance gate for boats, floats, canoes, kayaks, and barges.
Every festival attendee on the water will need a regular-priced ticket to the festival for entry, which includes a $2.00 environmental fee that goes to preserving and protecting Bayou St. John.
Anyone or group who desires to put a homemade barge in the water will be required to leave a $100.00 deposit, which will be refunded upon the user’s removal of the barge. Water tickets include land access and in/out privileges to the festival!
Canopy Club VIP Lounge:
The purchase of VIP tickets includes access to the Canopy Club VIP Lounge, an exclusive oasis next to the stage with shade, seating, restrooms, a complimentary bar, and catering.
Moss Street Marina
Located on the riverside of the bayou, this will serve as the entry point for festival goers bringing in barges and kayaks. Friends of Bayou St. John will also be set up with other environmental and educational groups and invite guests to participate in interactive games and activities and to learn more about the Bayou St. John Wetland Project and more!
Sober Safe Spot
Avenues Alumni are creating a Sober Safe Spot to encourage people in sobriety to come out and enjoy the Festival.