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BUKU Music + Art Project

  • 1380 Port of New Orleans Pl., Next to Convention Center, New Orleans, LA 70114
  • 1380 Port of New Orleans Pl., Next to Convention Center, New Orleans, LA 70114
  • 1380 Port of New Orleans Pl., Next to Convention Center
    New Orleans, LA 70114
  • Presented By Buku Nola LLC
  • Dates 03/20/2020 - 03/21/2020
  • Recurrence Recurring daily
  • Location Mardi Gras World
  • Price $185+

BUKU Music + Art Project is one of New Orleans’ most thriving music festivals with a culture of its own. This year's festival takes place March 20 + 21 and features an awesome lineup of EDM and hip-hop artists.

Taking its name from the French word, “beaucoup” – meaning “plenty”, BUKU Music + Art Project features live music, local art, world-renowned food vendors, and even riverboat cruises along the Mississippi!

Buku Music Lineup

BUKU Music + Arts Project features specialty music like EDM, hip-hop, and sub-genres of indie rock. This year’s lineup includes:

  • Ari Lennox

  • Tyler, the Creator

  • Kaytranada

  • Megan Thee Stallion

  • Illenium
  • Goldlink
  • Zeds Dead
  • Young M.A
  • Roddy Ricch

… and many more! For a full lineup, see the event’s official website HERE.

Live and pre-recorded music is offered on four different stages, two of which are outside along the riverfront, one inside the “den” of Mardi Gras World where the floats are built, and one in the Southern, Antebellum-style ballroom.


In addition to the energizing music and unique industrial venue, BUKU displays imaginative public art demonstrations to reflect the lively street culture of New Orleans. Displays include a Live Graffiti Gallery and the projects of local artists, which create an interactive environment for attendees.

Buku Food

In a city world-renowned for its unique cuisine, the BUKU event also features a wide variety of food choices for all tastes. Food vendors offer all types of options, including fish tacos, barbecue specialties, vegetarian specialties, crepes and more.

Buku Fest Ticket Packages

Every year the BUKU festival organizers offer VIP and Travel Package programs. VIP tickets may include a weekend pass to the festival, access to the S.S. BLU-KU (the temporarily rechristened Creole Queen riverboat) with an open bar, main stage viewing area, and VIP-only secret performances. VIP guests also receive limited edition BUKU swag, BUKU posters and T-shirts, a VIP entrance, VIP viewing areas at each stage and VIP parking close to the festival site.

Past events have also included “TOO BUKU” VIP passes. These offer all the perks of VIP, plus your group's own private section with an elevated view of the main stage, bottle service, waitress service for drinks and food, access to the TOO BUKU massage parlor and more.

** NOTE: Pre-sale packages begin Thursday, Dec. 12 at 10 AM CST. General ticket sales begin Friday, Dec. 13 at 10 AM CST.***

General Admission Tickets

Pre-sale - $190 + fees

GA Plus Tier 1 - $285 + fees

VIP Tickets

Pre-sale -  $385 + fees

VIP 21+ Tier 1 - $485 + fees

Too Buku VIP Tier 1 - $675 + fees

Buku Fest Travel Packages

Perfect for small groups, Buku Travel Packages include festival passes, hotel stay and official festival merchandise. Prices range from $1,200-$4,000 depending on pass and hotel type.

For more information on BUKU VIP and travel packages or general admission tickets, visit HERE

Buku Parking

Up to two parking lots adjacent to the New Orleans Convention Center, on Convention Center Boulevard, are open for BUKU Music + Art Project attendees. Approximately 1,000 spots are made available on a first-come, first-served basis. These lots will be controlled and staffed by New Orleans Convention Center security personnel.

No overnight camping or tailgating is allowed.

Other Information

Festival attendees must be 17 years of age or older and able to prove it with ID at the gate. And, as a reminder, 21 is the legal age for drinking alcoholic beverages in Louisiana, and it is 18 or older to buy or use any tobacco products.

ATMs can be found onsite; both near the box office and inside the festival grounds. The box office will take credit and debit cards, but the bars and all vendors will most likely be on a cash-only basis.

Buku History

The BUKU event first premiered in March 2012 and was an immediate success. It is now co-produced by Winter Circle, Huka Entertainment, and MCP Presents, and occurs every year at Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World along the Mississippi Riverfront.

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