Every year on the third weekend of May, MotherShip Foundation celebrates Louisiana’s music, art, food, and culture through its
Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo Festival, which takes place along the historic and beautiful urban waterway of Bayou St. John. The festival
features three live music stages, exploring New Orleans’s musical roots in blues, jazz, zydeco, Cajun, funk, hip hop, and rock.
Families are made welcome with a kids’ stage for children’s entertainment and activities for all ages. The Boogaloo Art Market
offers original works of art in a variety of genres from 70 of Louisiana’s most celebrated artisans. The festival also boasts 30
Louisiana food vendors, serving a plethora of original recipes and traditional New Orleans cuisine.
MotherShip Foundation has produced The Bayou Boogaloo since 2006, experiencing tremendous growth each year, and becoming
recognized as Mid-City's highest quality, free, three-day festival. By featuring New Orleans’s diverse musical traditions, cuisine,
and art in a family-friendly environment, The Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo has grown to attract an average of 35,000 people annually,
with 85% of visitors coming from the Greater New Orleans area, 2% from within Louisiana, and 13% from other states. Within
New Orleans, locals consider The Bayou Boogaloo to be one of the city’s signature events and a highlight of the annual festival
calendar. Offbeat Magazine, which is considered to be "the music resource" of Louisiana, voted Bayou Boogaloo "Best Neighborhood
Festival" in 2010 and 2014. MotherShip Foundation has also received a proclamation from the City of New Orleans in
recognition of the economical and environmental sustainability of the event.
Over the past 10 years, the festival has featured Grammy-award winners such as Beausoliel avec Michael Doucet (Cajun), Grupo
Fantasma (Latin), and Terrance Simien (Zydeco) along with local favorites such as Cyril Neville & Tribe 13 (R&B), Walter ‘Wolfman’
Washington (Blues), Mannie Fresh (Hip Hop), and Big Chief Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolia’s (Mardi Gras Indian Funk). Now
in its 11th year, The Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo is gearing up for its biggest year yet thanks to a generous grant from the National
Endowment for the Arts.
We hope the following not only excite you, but also present a valuable opportunity to connect with your market and gain
effective exposure for your business. Please consider supporting MotherShip Foundation’s mission by sponsoring this growing
multi-cultural, family-friendly event.
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