28th Annual Bayou Boogaloo Festival returns to Norfolk

Bayou Boogaloo helps victims of Hurricane Katrina, 12 years later

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- The ever popular 3-day festival brings the heart and soul of Louisiana in true Cajun and Creole style right to Norfolk.

The 28th annual Bayou Boogaloo Music and Cajun Food Festival is Friday June 23 to June 25. 

Festevents, the organization throwing the event, as well as artists from the bayou state share a special bond strengthened from Hurricane Katrina. 

The organization throwing the event pays for the artists' hotel, a truck for equipment and doesn't charge a booth fee.

"It's awesome, people struggle, some people still struggling from that large storm so this helps people get back on their feet," said Jeremy Schreiber, owner of Nola Boils and Catering, out of Louisiana. 

"When Norfolk opened the door for them to come up that was a big that was a big relief for them," added Calvin Walton, artist. 

The event is being hosted at Town Point Park along the downtown Norfolk waterfront.

Daily and 3-day passes are available for purchase HERE.

There will be two stages for music, and five nationally known chefs straight from New Orleans to Norfolk.

Over 9,000 pounds of live crawfish fresh from Louisiana will be boiled up with corn and potatoes throughout the weekend.

There will be music performances by Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Kermit Ruffins & The Barbecue Swingers, the New Breed Brass Band, and many more.

Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Coolers, food, and non-alcoholic beverages are also permitted. NO alcohol or glass is permitted; food and alcohol will be available for purchase during the festival. 

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