5th Annual Algiers Fest Scheduled for Saturday, October 5NEW ORLEANS (press release)The Algiers Development District and Algiers Development Corporation are pleased to present the Fifth Annual Algiers Fest on Saturday, Oct. 5.  This music festival, which celebrates our military and our community, takes place at New Orleans Riverside at Federal City and with a new time – from noon – 9 p.m.  This family-friendly festival is free and open to the public. 2019’s Festival will feature live music, food trucks, drinks, children’s activities, and for the first year ever – a Glow Bike Ride for breast cancer awareness honoring survivors and the memories of those lost.

“While the festival continues to pay tribute to America’s service men and women, with October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we chose to also use this event to join the fight in bringing awareness to an important health issue affecting one in eight women in the United States,” said Kathy Lynn Honaker, executive director of the Algiers Development District.

The Glow Bike Ride is free and will take place from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. and participants are encouraged to show support by bringing a bike or renting one day-of for a small fee. Pre-register for the bike ride at www.troycarter.us or by calling Senator Troy Carter’s office at 504-510-9000. All ages are welcome, and funds raised by the bike ride will go to cancer research.

The music kicks off at noon and continues until 9:00 p.m., with DJ Ric Ducci entertaining between sets and the Glow Bike Ride beginning at 7 p.m. See below for the full music lineup:

Marine Corps band                                                                   12:00-12:30 p.m.

Blues Madness                                                                           12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

James Rivers Movement                                                         1:30 – 2:15 p.m.

Chubby Carrier and The Bayou Swamp Band                 2:45 – 4:00 p.m.

Jonathan Boogie Long                                                             4:30 – 5:45 p.m.

The Soul Rebels                                                                          6:15 – 7:30 p.m.

Casme                                                                                             8:00 – 9:00 p.m.