Your invitation to the first annual Bayou Boogaloo Festival Fundraiser and Live Art Auction! This Thursday evening March 29th

March 27, 2012


Hello friend,

I am pleased to invite you to the first annual fundraiser for the Mid City Bayou Boogaloo! Positive Vibrations Foundation is proud to sponsor the Bayou Boogaloo, a wonderful music festival held each May on beautiful Bayou St. John in Mid-City that is free for all to attend.

The fundraiser will take place at Chickie Wah Wah on this Thursday evening, March 29th, from 6 to 9pm. All proceeds will go to support the festival and the work we do to provide a platform for educational programs for children to flourish in our community. Come on out in support of this compelling cause, enjoy some sweet music, an exciting auction, and some fantastic food and drink. There will be plenty of treasure for all to explore and to take home! See details below…

Chickie Wah Wah (Smoke Free)
2828 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA 70119
Thursday March 29th
6-7pm Patron Party & Wine Tasting – $30
7-9pm Music, Live & Silent Auctions – $15 in advance online or $20 at door


Live music by Camile Baudoin & the Living Rumors!

The Three Muses, La Petite Grocery, Patois, Mandina's, Katie's, Boucherie, BooKoo BBQ, and Ruby's Slipper will be among the restaurants providing delicious food for you!

A live auction will be hosted by the entertaining auctioneer, Johnny Dilks, and the silent auction promises many curiosities, fun treasure hunting, and discreet bidding opportunities for all.

The Angela King Gallery has generously donated "Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald, Man I Love," a beautiful original Patterson & Barnes painting to be auctioned live on Thursday night!

Also being presented to you at the live auction are three coveted original Bayou Boogaloo paintings: the 2009 Snooks Eaglin painting by Ellis; the 2008 Mardi Gras Indians by Eric Hartman; and the 2010 Walter Wolfman Washington by Mike Williamson.

Other fantastic items being auctioned include a ride for two on the Big Shot float in the Zulu Parade and a 2011 New Orleans Saints NFL Football signed by the entire team and coaching staff. The Saint Hotel, Tipitina's, Leigh Jewels, Lizano Glass Haus, the New Orleans Saints, Iris Restaurant, Vernon's Men's Store, Lux Salon, Pals Lounge, Swirl Wine, Snug Harbor, Mona's, PaddleBoard, and Grand Rental Station are all among the generous donors providing items for auction.

Last minute donations are welcome. In addition to being greatly appreciated, your donations will help keep the Bayou Boogaloo free. Donor forms are available here.

Come out and join us in our support of the Bayou Boogaloo. It is going to be a fun evening, and it will help make this year's Boogaloo the best yet!

Warm regards,

Ben Faulks
Positive Vibrations Foundation & Mothership Foundation

Summer Arts through Culture Program: a cultural fellowship grant
for teen musicians.