written by Danny Smith
If you love the arts, BUKU in New Orleans is an opportune event to experience multiple art outlets with one ticket. This March, the Music and Art Project is returning for its sixth year. The two day event (March 10-11) is set at a one of a kind venue with six stages. The diverse lineup should attract almost any ear. The eyes will also be satisfied by the unique and extraordinary artwork on display. Add a little Louisiana cajun seasoning and you have yourself a bayou ball!
Not often does a fork in the road involve a Power Plant, a Ballroom, a Float Den, or a Back Alley. General admission has that dilemma in addition to two more stages. VIP even has access to another stage on a boat! The backdrop of the venue brings together an odd mix for a festival. A “disorienting warehouse dance party” seems irresistible. However, you may find yourself taking a breather afterwards at the Front Porch. With sounds of EDM, hip-hop, and indie rock surely you will find a stage to bop.
The initial lineup was already tight and then acts like GRiZMATiK, Run the Jewels, and Cashmere Cat were added. Whether it is a smaller show at PC Live or closing Imagine, Zeds Dead plays ecstatic sets. Other notable acts to mention: Deadmau5, Young Thug, Zhu, Washed Out, Troyboi, and The Floozies. Like most festivals, a number of other artists are available to stumble upon during the two days.
To cap it off, it appears as if you might be taking a stroll through a live museum. BUKU is an Art Project. Art of various forms all shapes and sizes will be present. It is a perfect venue for art like graffiti. So get ready to embrace several art styles at BUKU. Quick weekend getaway? Think about BUKU.