Friday, May 26, 2006

Bayou Boogaloo

It's the first ever Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo Festival, Saturday, May 27th:

Mid-City Art Market, Art in the Heart of New Orleans, will celebrate its 2nd anniversary in conjunction with the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo Festival on Saturday, May 27 along Jeff. Davis between Bienville and the end of Bayou St. John. It will return to its home in City Park's Botanical Gardens beginning June 24 and continuing the last Saturday of each month.

Local and regional artists selling painting, pottery, jewelry, glass, metal, furniture, textiles, photography, and accessories.

Mid-City is a culturally diverse neighborhood and the festival will honor that with some of Mid-City's favorite restaurants including Parkway Bakery, Juan's Flying Burrito, Mona's, Asian Pacific, Nola Java and many more. Icy cold soft drinks, beer, frozen margaritas, iced coffee and snowballs will chill the day.

A day of music showcasing local musical luminaries including Anders Osborne, The Kevin O'Day All Star Quartet with Walter "Wolfman" Washington and James Andrews, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and Delta Funk, the Revealers and many more. Casa Samba, the city's premier Brazilian music and dance ensemble, will entertain throughout the day on the neutral ground.

The Bayou Boogaloo will also feature a children's art activity tent, and a business fair with realtors, builders, contractors, and many non-profit organizations.


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