Bayou Boogaloo bounces back from a wicked storm

It's a small miracle that Bayou Boogaloo, the annual music, food and craft festival in Mid-City, opened on time Saturday (May 19) morning at 11 a.m., after a wicked early summer storm ripped across the site just hours before. On the eve of the fest's Friday opening, high winds tumbled a row of concession booths onto an adjacent city street, collapsed several craft vendor tents, battered the music stages and killed electrical power. What the wind didn't disrupt, the rain did. But the wind has died, the parched ground along Bayou St. John has soaked up the rain, generators are pumping out juice and the stage speakers are blasting a Dr. John recording to prove their concert-worthiness. Festival

2018 Bayou Boogaloo: What to know before you go

‘Celebrating Bayou St John: Past, Present, and Future’ is by Covington-born artist Emma Frick. The 2018 Bayou Boogaloo poster is available for purchase at the festival and online. The 2018 Bayou Boogaloo is just days away, but the previously-free festival has a bunch of new features – and a new fee – to keep in mind before you head out. The festival, which began in 2006, assembles a kid’s stage, three music stages, local food and art vendors and an arts and crafts table within five blocks surrounding Bayou St. John. Dozens of people throughout the weekend float, paddle or drift down the Bayou to hear live music or grab a Friends of Lafitte Greenway root beer float. But this year’s fest brin

AF the Naysayer takes us to Focus Wales 2018

AF the Naysayer heads back to FOCUS WALES 2018 representing New Orleans and sharing his positive vibes with us on our instagram account @positivevibrationsfoundation 200+ BANDS / 20 STAGES / INTERACTIVE SESSIONS + COMEDY / ARTS / FILM / 10-12 MAY 2018 FESTIVAL. WREXHAM, WALES www.focuswales.com

Positive Vibrations HeartBeat Award (Culture Bearer): Clarence Johnson III

Geraldine Wyckoff | Offbeat Magazine “I’m not necessarily just trying to play music, I’m using music to imitate life,” says the ever-soulful and spiritual saxophonist Clarence Johnson III. “Guys like Wayne Shorter, they’ll go in the backyard and listen to the hummingbirds because everything around you is music. That holistic philosophy and thought is not just how I play music, it’s how I live my life.” A native of New Orleans, Johnson, 43, hit this city’s modern jazz scene as a teenager impressing listeners with his already individualistic sound. Actually, by that time, Johnson had been blowing sax for quite a while, beginning on alto in grade school, adding tenor while performing in the mar

Positive Vibrations HeartBeat Award (Musician): Anders Osborne

Brett Milano | Offbeat Magazine When Anders Osborne started his Send Me a Friend foundation last year, he had a simple goal: He wanted musicians in recovery from substance addiction to continue working as musicians. Calling on his own experiences of returning to music clubs when he was newly sober, he began assembling a network where “friends” in different cities could look out for players who were returning to their old haunts or going back on the road. Continue reading-->

Positive Ambassador AF the Naysayer's Instagram Takeover

AF the Naysayer heads back to FOCUS WALES 2018 representing New Orleans and sharing his positive vibes with us on our instagram account @positivevibrationsfoundation 200+ BANDS / 20 STAGES / INTERACTIVE SESSIONS + COMEDY / ARTS / FILM / 10-12 MAY 2018 FESTIVAL. WREXHAM, WALES www.focuswales.com www.focuswales.com/music_eng/af-the-naysayer-new-orleans-usa-2/

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