Do You Buku?
Written by Austin Allen
You might’ve heard of The Buku Music and Arts Festival in New Orleans, but do you really know about it? Well open up your eyes and follow these words as I explain to you just how exceptional this event is. Located in the Warehouse District of New Orleans, Louisiana, the talent recruited to this historical city will sure be an experience you don’t want to miss. This melting pot of music genres is sure to satisfy even the most seasoned festival goers and music enthusiasts alike.
Everything from rap, to funk, to experimental dub, and of course it wouldn’t be New Orleans without jazz! You might want to sit down while I read off some of the headliners: Pretty Lights, Kid Cudi, Future, Griz, Fetty Wap, What So Not, Chvrches, Above & Beyond and so many more. A few of the artists that I’m excited to see are G Jones, Earl Sweatshirt, A$AP Ferg, NGHTMRE, and J Phlip. With such a packed lineup and only two days of festivities it will be hard to catch all of your favorite artists as well as appreciate the abundance of art the city and festival have to offer.
Located within the bustling Warehouse District, Buku is conveniently surrounded by a plethora of bars, restaurants, and hotels alike. The Buku Music and Arts Festival is complete with stations to fill up your water for free, (they care about ya), plenty of places to fill your tummy full of warm love, merchandise tents as well as separate venders that’re sure to spark your interest and intrigue your curiosity.
The Sugar State in itself is a good time; vibrant with such history pertaining to not only our country but also music in itself. Around every corner awaits a new adventure, each rich in memorable moments. Louisiana is oozing with authentic food, as well as authentic jazz within its birth-state, and of course each street is packed with history and separate stories with their own little zest.
Louisiana is an organic melting pot full of sporadic love and authenticity, if the music festival doesn’t exceed your expectations the city itself is sure to. Set a reminder and mark your calendars because March 11th through the 12th you’ll want to find yourself in crowd of beautiful strangers sharing love, stories, and dance moves to the jams of your favorite artists.