The 3rd Annual Po-Boy Preservation Festival


The first Po-Boy Preservation Festival was held in 2007 and was an immediate success. After huge crowds almost overwhelmed the location the first year, the organizers have taken pains to spread things out a bit more. The festival began with 15 vendors and will have 40 this year. In addition to the po-boys, there will be music and an arts village on Leonidas Street. The festival includes a judged competition for best po-boys in seven categories, as well as a "people's choice" award. Organizers estimate that between 20,000 and 25,000 people will be in attendance. If last year's crowd was any indication, you'll want to come early. Parking can be tough; fortunately, the Riverbend streetcar line stops at the entrance to the festival. This year's musical lineup:


Noon-1 p.m.: 101 Runners/Mardi Gras Indian Summit

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.: Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes

3 p.m.-4 p.m.: Rebirth Brass Band

4:30 p.m.-6 pm: Papa Grows Funk


11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Clockwork Elvis

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.: Sunpie Barnes & The Louisiana Sunspots

2 p.m.-3 p.m.: Los Po-Boy-Citos

3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.: MyNameIsJohnMichael

5 p.m.-6 p.m.: Terence Higgins and Swamp Grease

The 3rd annual Po-Boy Preservation Festival

11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. Nov. 22

Oak Street at S. Carrollton Avenue

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