Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo Returns May 20, 21 and 22


NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The 2022 Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo returns to the banks of Bayou St. John on May 20, 21 and 22 for its 16th year of music, food and neighborhood culture. In 2021, festival organizers Friends of Bayou St. John staged a mini Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo “in exile” at the Broad Street Theater with 5 bands over three days and an arts market.  The 2020 festival was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

            “We are beyond excited to once again put on Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo at our long-time home on the banks of Bayou St. John,” said Jared Zeller, festival producer, founder and President of Friends of Bayou St. John, the 501 c 3 non-profit organization that produces the festival to raise money for the health and stewardship of Bayou St. John.

            “If there is one thing we’ve learned in the past two years, it’s the value of our outdoor spaces and natural environments,” said Zeller.  “Bayou St. John has been a true refuge throughout the pandemic, providing much-needed outdoor recreation, beauty and space to breathe.” he said.

The 2022 Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo will feature more than 30 bands on 4 stages, a kid’s area, large art market, many neighborhood food and drink vendors, yoga and water activities. Past performers include: North Mississippi Allstars, New Orleans Nightcrawlers, Big Freedia, Tab Benoit, Amanda Shaw, Tank & The Bangas, Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes, Leo Nocentelli and other regional and local favorites. The musical talent performing at the 2022 Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo will be announced in February.

A Super Early Bird 3-day weekend ticket is now available for $20.00 and can be purchased here: tix.wrstbnd.com

This is a General Admission weekend pass with in and out privileges. Limited quantity available until February 14, 2022. Subsequent price increases:

Super Early-Bird Weekend Pass- $20

Early Bird Weekend Pass (Feb14) – $35

Advance Weekend Pass (March16) – $45

Week of festival/gate price (if available) – $50

Kids under 12 are free.


Also available for purchase now are 3-day Canopy Club passes for $200. Canopy Club passes allow the holder festival entry as well as access to the Canopy Club V.I.P. area, which is a shaded oasis next to the stage with comfy seating, restrooms and a complimentary bar and unique catering. Limited quantity available until February 14, when the price will increase. Canopy Club passes available here.


Any businesses or individuals interested in become a sponsor of the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo should email sponsorhips@bayoustjohn.org



COVID Safety

Preventative health measures (e.g. proof of negative COVID-19 test or COVID-19 vaccination, masks) may be required for entry to Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo. Details of any necessary measures will be communicated as early as possible and will be shared on the event/venue website and social media channels, per the City of New Orleans.





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