Happening this weekend, June 6 & 7, in Armstrong Park: the ninth annual Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival, a free event produced and presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. This year's event offers another stellar lineup featuring some of the biggest stars in Cajun and Zydeco, among them Corey Ledet, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Terrance Simien, and Dwayne Dopsie. WWOZ will live broadcast the entire lineup on Sunday.
The Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo is coming up this weekend, marking the unofficial start to summer for many Mid-City dwellers. This free 3-day family-friendly music and arts festival was started in 2005 and is held on the banks of Bayou St. John. It features live music, a huge variety of food vendors, an art market, and athletics.
Who is your favorite singer? New Orleans based, male and female. I use the word “favorite” purposely first of all because choosing the “best” of anything is such a subjective thing, and then also to spotlight lesser-known or hardly-mentioned singers who might be just as good as the high-profile names who might have appeared on TV somewhere or in a local publi
WWOZ will broadcast Saturday May 16 (noon-9:30p) and Sunday May 17 (noon-8:30p) from the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo. We're broadcasting from the Orleans Stage, and the acts include Dumpstaphunk, Wild Magnolias, & the NO Suspects, among others.
Wilson Anthony "Boozoo" Chavis (1930-2001) of Lake Charles, LA with a live version of "Johnny Billy Goat" (or "Johnny Ma Cabrille"). Chavis, nicknamed the "Creole Cowboy" for his signature C&W attire, was a force in zydeco from the mid-1950s until his death in 2001.
Paul Sanchez & the Rolling Roadshow do "Foot Of Canal Street" during a Threadheads benefit concert at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue in Washington DC, June 3, 2010. With Big Sam, Alex McMurray, Debbie Davis, and a number of other familiar faces.