Growing up in New Orleans going to festivals is like a rights of passage for us. You’re not a real New Orleanian until you’ve attended a grand festival of some kind. If you follow me on snapchat, then you already know this past weekend my friends and I had the pleasure of attending the annual festival BUKU Music & Arts Project at Mardi Gras World. It was unlike any festival I’ve ever attended before!
What I loved about the event was that it combined two of my favorite things: music and art. The vibe of the entire festival was amazing, very vibrant yet super chill. There were 4 music stations, a HUGE art wall, where visual artist were able to showcase their talent by creating graffiti-style pieces, and more food and alcohol stations than I can even count.
Over the two days, I was able to catch about 12 music acts, and I must say there was not one musician that performed who didn’t have the crowd HYPE. From Future to AlunaGeorge to YellowClaw everyone was dynamic!
*Fetty Wap performing his hit single “Come My Way” on 3/11/16.
*Kehlani performing her hit single “The Way” on 3/12/16.
To say I got my life at the fest would be an understatement. You can definitely feel the magic of NOLA throughout the entire festival. I will definitely be attending BUKU Fest every year, and I’m looking forward to next year’s line-up! If you’re a fan of house, hip-hop, and electronica music, BUKU is the fest for you. And because it’s New Orleans you know the food and drinks will not disappoint. I’m officially dubbing BUKU, the Coachella of New Orleans.