Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival 2015

The Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival is proud to announce the 2015 entertainment lineup. This year is the fourth BBHF and we’re taking things to the next level.

SCHEDULE

Friday, September 25 Blues Stage Schedule

5-6p Lil Red & Big Bad
6:15-7:45p Little Freddie King
8-til Tinsley Ellis

Saturday, September 26 Blues Stage Schedule

12-1p Terry “Harmonica” Bean
1:15-2:30p Mia Borders
2:45-4:15p Johnny Sansone
4:45-6:15p Jon Cleary and The Absolute Gentlemen
6:45-8:15p Royal Southern Brotherhood
8:45p-til Keb’ Mo’

Saturday, September 26 Heritage Stage Schedule

11:30-12:15p Man Overboard Big Band – Mandeville High School
12:30-1:30p Remedy
1:45-2:45p Beware of Bear
3-4;15p Tea J Moore
4:30-5:45p Gal Holiday & The Honky Tonk Revue
6:15-7:30p Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers

Saturday, September 26

8a 5K run/walk
10a Parish High School Bands open festival with parade around the Park
10a Opening Ceremonies
10a Native American & Pioneer Museums Open
10a Canoeing on the Bogue Lusa Creek
10a Kid Zone Open with Spacewalks, Train Rides, Scavenger Hunts, Face painting, etc.
11a & 2pm Drumming Circle with Andrew Wiseman – Kids learn the beat!
11:30a Cajun Canvas art classes begin 30 minute sessions, 30 kids per class, classes scheduled all day
12 & 4pm Greyhawk Perkins shares stories of local Native Americans
1 & 3pm Harmonica Workshop with Crescent City Harmonica Club

Our mission is to preserve and promote the blues and the gumbo of music that is our heritage. We bring an extraordinary lineup of diverse Blues musicians from around the world to a beautiful, family-friendly park environment, add heritage education, savory Louisiana food, hand-crafted arts and more for a rich gumbo steeped in tradition but forever open to that new spice that could add a whole new flavor to the pot.

More information and tickets to the festival can be found at www.bogalusablues.com.

Our Local Publisher Partners

The Arts Council of New Orleans

The Arts Council of New Orleans is a private, non-profit organization designated as the City’s official arts agency. The Arts Council serves as one of eight regional distributing agencies for state arts funds and administers available municipal arts grants and the Percent For Art program for the City of New Orleans. The Arts Council works in partnership with the City of New Orleans, community groups, local, state, and national governmental agencies, and other nonprofit arts organizations to meet the arts and cultural needs of the New Orleans community through a diversity of initiatives and services.

WWNO

WWNO, the NPR member station for New Orleans, serves southeast Louisiana and parts of southwest Mississippi by broadcasting balanced news, thought provoking analysis, classical music, jazz and other musical styles, intelligent entertainment, and unique local content. We broadcast on 89.9 FM, and KTLN 90.5 FM in the Houma-Thibodaux area as a public service of the University of New Orleans. All of WWNO’s programs, including its growing local news coverage, are available online at WWNO.org.

WWOZ

WWOZ 90.7 FM is the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Station offering listener-supported, volunteer-programmed community radio. WWOZ covers many events live in and around the city and across the United States, and broadcasts live from the famed New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival annually. WWOZ’s mission is to be the worldwide voice, archive, and flag-bearer of New Orleans culture and musical heritage.

PRC

Preservation Resource Center (PRC) has been preserving, restoring, and revitalizing New Orleans’ historic architecture and neighborhoods since 1974. Throughout its history, PRC has acted as an advocacy agent on a local, regional, and national scale, spreading the word about the city’s rich architectural heritage and the economic importance of preserving this heritage. PRC also takes a hands-on approach to preservation, with a history of successfully restoring over 1,400 properties. The center strengthens and revitalizes New Orleans in a way that is forward-looking and sustainable, yet sensitive to the city’s past and its heritage.

NOMA

As a nexus for the arts in New Orleans, NOMA is committed to preserving, interpreting, and enriching its collections and renowned sculpture garden; offering innovative experiences for learning and interpretation; and uniting, inspiring, and engaging diverse communities and cultures.

The Historic New Orleans Collection

The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) is a museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to preserving the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South. Its holdings comprise more than one million items from more than three centuries, documenting moments both major and minor. Its four exhibition spaces–the Williams Gallery, the Louisiana History Galleries, the Boyd Cruise Gallery, and the Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for Louisiana Art–faithfully depict the multicultural stories of the region, from permanent displays exploring the evolution of Louisiana to rotating exhibitions showcasing history and fine art.

Southern Food

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum is a nonprofit living history organization dedicated to the discovery, understanding and celebration of the food, drink and the related culture of the South. While based in New Orleans, the Museum examines and celebrates all the cultures that have come together through the centuries to create the South’s unique culinary heritage. The Museum is also home to the collections of the Museum of the American Cocktail, the Galerie d’Absinthe, and a demonstration kitchen.

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities to all Louisianans.

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ mission is to provide all Louisianans with access to and an appreciation of their own rich, shared and diverse historical, literary and cultural heritage through grant-supported outreach programs, family literacy and adult reading initiatives, teacher professional development institutes, publications, film and radio documentaries, museum exhibitions, cultural tourism, public lectures, library projects, and other public humanities programming.

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