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Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo returns May 19-21

Cracker, Cupid and Tank & the Bangas perform on Bayou St. John

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Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo brings three days of live music, craft vendors, a kids' stage, paddleboat races and more to Bayou St. John, stretching from Lafitte Avenue to Dumaine Street.

  Music begins at 5 p.m. Friday with Alfred Banks and Caesar Brothers' Funkbox featuring Big Chief Juan Pardo. Zigaboo Modeliste and his Funk Revue and Tank & the Bangas also perform. The Saturday lineup includes Cracker, Cupid, Chris Thomas King, Water Seed, New Breed Brass Band, The Deslondes, Stoop Kids and others. Sunday features Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Charlie Wooton Project, Marco Benevento, Mia Borders, Sean Ardoin & Zydekool and The Holy Warriors with Bill Summers, Helen Gillet, James Singleton, Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes and others.

  The festival also features paddle boat races, a bicycle pub crawl, arts and crafts for kids. Boats are welcome. Swimming in Bayou St. John is not recommended. Free admission.

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