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Bayou Boogaloo Drops 2016 Lineup

Most locals are focused on the massive French Quarter Fest sweeping the Vieux Carré this weekend. However, the season is just beginning and the organizers of the annual Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo dropped their lineup for their free fete from May 20th through 22nd.


The Wailers, Irma Thomas and the The Lowrider Band will headline the affair.


Other familiar names include Buckwheat Zydeco, George Porter Jr. and Runnin' Pardners, The Lost Bayou Ramblers, Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, and C.C. Adcock.


The festival began as an event to revitalize the community almost ten years ago, but has since become a premier part of NOLA’s festival season and a model of sustainability.  While on one hand, organizers the MotherShip Foundation celebrates the idyllic environment along Bayou St. John, the non-profit also campaigns and contributes to the restoration of live oaks destroyed during Hurricanes Katrina and Isaac.


In addition to the music (and of course, food), the Bayou Boogaloo brings some unique components like the annual rubber duckie race and a bicycle second line.


The remaining acts announced so far include NOLATET, Truth Universal, Billy Iuso and Restless Natives, ROAR!, Soul Brass Band, Robin "New Orleans' Songbird" Barnes, Motel Radio, Rory Danger and the Danger Dangers, Muevelo, Debbie Davis and The Mezmerizers, The Red Hot Brass Band, The Quickening, Big Pearl and the Fugitives of Funk, and Ron Hotstream and the Mid-City Drifters.


For more information, check out the official website.

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