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The Lost Set: A Bayou Boogaloo Benefit

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 severe weather. The concert will feature AF, The Low End Theory Players (A Tribe Called Quest tribute band), Debauche and Tony Hall's Allstars Band which includes Alvin Ford Jr, Ari Teitel, Tillis Verdin, Khris Royal, Renard Poche, Tracy Griffins, Roderick Paulin, Vitas Paukstaitis. Entertainment for the evening is sponsored by Positive Vibrations Foundation. 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: 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 and the DJ set from AF (Formerly AF the Naysayer) will be at 7pm. 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. 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 If you are interested in donating an item for the auction, please e-mail FOBSJ will also present the 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). 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. More information on partners can be found at 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 For more information on the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo, visit The Positive Vibrations Foundation, Bayou Boogaloo’s presenting sponsor, creates and encourages community through the development and preservation of the arts, music, culture, and heritage. For more information on the Positive Vibes Foundation visit

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