The Lost Set: A Bayou Boogaloo Benefit
Time & Location
About The Event
“The Lost Set: A Bayou Boogaloo Benefit,” will take place on Saturday, June 30 at Tipitina’s Uptown to benefit the 115 food and art vendors affected by the weather. The concert will feature The Low End Theory Players (A Tribe Called Quest tribute band) Debauche and Tony Halls Allstars including Alvin Ford Jr, Ari Teitel, Tillis Verdin, Khris Royal, Renard Poche, Tracy Griffins, Roderick Paulin, Vitas Paukstaitis.
On Friday May 18, the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo festival site along Bayou St. John sustained heavy damage and loss of opportunities for sales due to extreme winds and over 3.3 inches of rain, just before the festival opening. Various equipment and tents were mangled or destroyed due to what was later declared by the National Weather Service as a microburst (a small tornado.) A video of the storm and damage may be viewed here: www.nola.com/weather/index.ssf/2018/05/heavy_rains_affecting_bayou_bo.html
Funds raised from The Lost Set will be shared by Friends of Bayou St. John and its vendors, many of whom are small local businesses who depend on festival revenue to make ends meet.
On June 30, doors will open at 7pm and music will begin at 8pm. Food trucks and some of the Bayou Boogaloo art vendors will be set up outside. An auction will take place with items for bid from several local businesses and artists.
FOBSJ will also present checks to our 2018 community partners, including Friends of Lafitte Greenway, Boys Town Louisiana, Rotary Club of Mid-City, and Sustaining Our Urban Landscape (SOUL). More information on partners can be found at www.thebayouboogaloo.com/support/community/
Every year, the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo has enabled Friends of Bayou St. John to reinvest in the community in many ways, including by becoming a valued community partner to non-profit organizations throughout New Orleans that rely on the annual festival to generate exposure and raise funds for their services. In 2018, the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo was able to raise over $20,000 for our community partners through donations at the gates! FOBSJ have raised over $120,000 since the Boogaloo’s first year.
General admission tickets are $20. VIP tickets are available for $50 and include access to the balcony and complimentary food and beverages. Tickets will be available at the door and in advance through www.tipitinas.com.
The Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo is produced by Friends of Bayou St. John, a 501(c)3 organization that promotes stewardship, cultural appreciation, responsible recreation and initiatives that support a clean, healthy Bayou St. John that is accessible to all. For more information on Friends of Bayou St. John, visit bayoustjohn.org. For more information on the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo, visit www.thebayouboogaloo.com.
Music sponsored by Positive Vibrations Foundation.