Big Freedia is hosting a New Year’s Eve party at the Joy tomorrow night! Get your tickets to the show here.
New Orleans never shy’s away from a freak show. Local treasure Big Freedia is bringing a circus-themed freak show to the Joy Theater for New Year’s Eve.
Known as the Queen of Bounce music, Big Freedia is NOLA’s own worldwide ambassador of bounce. After a series of a cult hit singles during the mid-2000s, and the reality show Big Freedia Bounces Back, she graduated from the bayou swamps to national stages. Her high-energy and LGBTQ-empowering tracks brought the city’s bounce music movement into the mainstream. Since then she’s collaborated with the likes of Beyoncé, Drake and even Ben & Jerry.
Big Freedia’s latest single and collaboration with Icona Pop, “Louder” from her forthcoming project just dropped in November.
With local backing from Boyfriend and Sweet Crude, this NYE homecoming for the Bounce Queen is sure to be a must-see event.
NPR described Boyfriend as “mysterious, raunchy, feminist rap.” And plenty of other people are talking about the artist as well. It’s not unusual for her act to take her across the globe in Madonna-Esque cone bras and giant hair curlers. It’s a rap cabaret fitting for a New year’s eve freak show.
Sweet Crude makes progressive music rooted in tradition. The group is native to southern Louisiana and aims to keep the region’s French-speaking traditions alive through art.
This is an all-ages show. Doors are at 9 PM and the show is at 10 PM – then continues into the next decade. Tickets start at $30.