Now that most of your post-Mardi Gras exhaustion has (somewhat) lifted, there’s a music festival (now in its second year) waiting for you this weekend down on Frenchman Street. It features many of the up-and-comers swinging through the Big Easy en route to try to get their names out there at this year’s South-By-Southwest Music Conference in Austin.
The Foburg Fest begins Friday at various venues in the Faubourg Marigny. I highly recommend checking out Futurebirds, Moon Taxi, Toro Y Moi, Das Racist (out of sheer curiosity), T Bird and the Breaks, and of course local acts like Big Freedia, R. Scully’s Rough 7, and The Revivalists. The lineup this year is impressive, and I expect this mini-SXSW event to experience precipitous growth with each passing year. The timing the week after Mardi Gras this year is a little rough, but the fest offers a rare chance to see many of these indie bands in small venues before many of them likely hit it big.
Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door for the ENTIRE WEEKEND. Great deal, especially if you consider this a chance to check out many of the featured artists playing at SXSW without having to make the drive to ATX. For more information, visit the festival’s website here.
See the schedule below —
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Futurebirds – Ski Chalet
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Toro Y Moi – Still Sound
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