UPDATE: BUKU has been cancelled. Here is their statement:
The show must and will go on, at least for now. BUKU 2020 organizers released the following statement in response to the COVID-19 situation,
“We are monitoring the situation carefully in cooperation with city and state officials. Our plan remains the same as always: which is to ensure that everyone has a great, safe weekend at BUKU this year.”
In some ways, to me at least, the COVID-19 monitoring is like being at home watching the radar as a storm churns off the coast of Florida and the spaghetti models have the storm going seventy different ways. When it becomes a hurricane officially, our ears perk up a bit more.
There are so many dynamics involved in putting on an event like BUKU. Its magnitude means that one false move could lead to a catastrophe that’s not easily bounced back from. That being said, the BUKU Music + Arts Project will be hosting their ninth even at Mardi Gras World, March 20 and 21. This year’s lineup features major artists including Tyler, The Creator*, Flume*, Illenium*, Glass Animals*, Run The Jewels, Alison Wonderland*, Zeds Dead*, Kaytranada, Megan Thee Stallion, Charli XCX*, Roddy Rich, Flatbush Zombies, Taking Back Sunday*, Pussy Riot* and many more.BUKU will also showcase local artists Bouffant Bouffant; Treety; Mhadi G; Malik Ninety Five; Raise the Death Toll; Lady Lavender B2B Edgar Allan Po’ Boy; DJ Heelturn; and the Upbeat Academy student-artists, in an effort to further their love and appreciation of the New Orleans music and arts culture.
I personally am looking forward to these (*) acts and as always am sure to find a gem or two along the way. Tickets information can be found here.