Party on the Mississippi River: BUKU Music + Art Project

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It’s festival season and this weekend the BUKU Music + Art Project 2014 kicks off.

BUKU’s a place where music and art collide.

“We’re painting this hammock.  It will be a viewing area for the main stage,”  BUKU volunteer, Katie Snaphope, said.

The Flaming Lips, Big Freedia, Chromeo, David Guetta, Zedd, Ellie Goulding, NAS, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony are just a few of the more than 65 musical acts performing at this year’s BUKU.

“BUKU is an art and music fest that showcases underground music.  We are more intimate than those other festivals,”  Dante DiPasquale, Co-founder of BUKU and Winter Circle Productions, said.

This year’s BUKU fest, they’ve added a special staff member, the Director of Special Moments, whose job was to go out and find various New Orleans street performers and bring them to BUKU for pop-up performances that you wouldn’t expect.

“Music’s going to be awesome, the food’s going to be awesome, the art’s going to be awesome,” the BUKU boss, DiPasquale, said.

BUKU begins on Friday at 2 p.m. and lasts until 2 a.m.  BUKU is a two-day festival at Mardi Gras World.

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