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Jazz Fest Crowd in 2014. Courtesy of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival & Foundation, Inc.

Cancellations dampen hopes for festival season

Meredith Abdelnour, Arcade Editor August 25, 2021

Festival season, usually a time for joy, live music and large crowds, has been postponed once again. After the pandemic shut down the world in the spring of 2020, many festivals were rescheduled and...

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Brace for BUKU 2020

Haley Soares, Arcade Editor February 26, 2020

Mardi Gras may have ended, but don’t fret — the upcoming BUKU Music + Art Project guarantees that the party won’t be ending any time soon here in New Orleans.  The festival will be returning...

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Beaucoup de talent at BUKU: What to expect from anticipated artists

Kila Moore, Hannah Erbrick, and Hannah Eichelbaum March 14, 2019

No place serves up a party quite like New Orleans. With tons of festivals, concerts and, of course, Mardi Gras, the city promises a good time no matter the season. Back for its eighth year, BUKU Music...

BUKU Art and Music Project returned for its sixth year this past weekend. Despite the last-minute cancellations of several popular musicians, the festival impressed overall.

Big names bring crowds to BUKU Music + Art Project despite cancellations

Jessica Galloway and Josh Jessiman March 14, 2018

New Orleans as a city is well-known for its massive number of festivals and its wide variety of culture and music that flood the city every year, but few other events measure up to the spectacle that...

Buku Music and Art Project begins 2 p.m. Friday, March 9 in buildings across the Mississippi Riverfront and focuses on celebrating its unique BUKulture - a combination of art displays and live music.

Unique BUKUlture differentiates New Orleans music festival

Jessica Galloway, Arcade Editor March 7, 2018

New Orleans is a city like no other, so it's on-brand for one of the city's largest music festivals to offer its attendees experiences that they won't find anywhere else. The musical performances offered...

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BUKU Lineup Reaction: MGMT and SZA headline music fest

Luke Bravo, Staff Reporter November 17, 2017

Only the first of three waves of BUKU Music + Art Project artists has been released so far, but at this point, music fans know many big names will be taking the stage this coming March. Two headliners,...

Up and coming artists Kaiydo, Ambre discuss path to musical success

Nurah Lambert, Associate Arcade Editor March 21, 2017

Twenty seems to be a magic number, the age of both up-and-coming Florida rapper Kaiydo and New Orleans native musician Ambre. Kaiydo hit the ground running with a lineup of scheduled shows, a summer...

$UICIDEBOY$ take the stage at BUKU Art + Music Fest Mar. 11. The New Orleans natives high-energy set amped up the audience even after a long day of festival-going.

BUKU Music + Art Project succeeds despite disappointments

Nurah Lambert and Josh Christian March 16, 2017

The living, avant-garde BUKU Music + Art Project 2017 featured a variety of musicians and artists of many backgrounds. Attractions such as the Live Graffiti Gallery, stilt walkers, live dancers and,...

The sold-out festival featured headliners such as Future, Kid Cudi and CHVRCHES.

Sold-out Buku Music + Art Project triumphs in fifth year

There is only one place on Earth where you can find Mardi Gras floats, strobe lights and guys dressed in polar bear costumes all while losing yourself in a dynamic combination of house, trap and hip-hop...

The Arcade makes bold Buku predictions

The Arcade makes bold Buku predictions

The Arcade January 13, 2016

One of New Orleans' youngest music festivals, The Buku Music + Art Project, has made a name for itself in the festival circuit by creating impressive lineups that mesh rap, electronic and rock artists....

Buku releases initial lineup

Taylor DeMulling, Associate Arcade Editor December 1, 2015

The release of The Buku Music + Art Project’s initial lineup comes as good news for music lovers everywhere, especially those still suffering from post-concert depression after Voodoo Music + Arts Experience...

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