Who says Bounce music is a negative influence on our youth?
Four of New Orleans’ biggest Bounce stars are coming together this weekend to prove that your CAN Bounce with positive messages and without cuss words – since kids just wanna Bounce too. DJ Rusty Lazer brings Katey Red, Big Freedia and Sissy Nobby to the stage at Lemann Park in the Treme / Lafitte neighborhood Saturday afternoon for a unique PG-13 set of performances and youth festival where attending kids will be encouraged to enter a Silence is Violence youth essay contest with cash prizes ranging from $50 – $100 and a grand prize of a FREE personal concert performance from one of the featured Bounce artists.
Everyone knows about “Schoolhouse Rock,” right? Rusty Lazer brainstormed this inaugural youth Bounce fest entitled, “Schoolhouse Bounce” and says that when they approached the grassroots anti-violence organization, Silence is Violence, “they jumped all over it” and hopped on board as a presenting partner immediately. Silence is Violence will run the youth essay contest and administer prizes. The goal, Katey and Rusty say, is to show youth in New Orleans that you don’t have to use guns or other forms of violence to release anger or frustration, that energetic creative outlets like writing, lyricism and Bounce dancing are healthier, safer alternatives to express yourself. Word on the street is that the star trio has recently filmed a new “Schoolhouse Bounce” music video with original, clean-cut music set to debut as well.
Several more local artists are also scheduled to perform, including Lucky Lou, Baby Erin, JC Styles, 10th Ward Buck and DJ Jubilee. Free food, drinks, youth activities will be on-site.
As if the completely free concert and min-festival weren’t enough to draw you out to Lemann Park this Saturday, the whole event will be filmed as part of the new docu-series on New Orleans Bounce artists and culture for major cable station, Fuse TV. Show up, catch a wall this Saturday and you might just be in the “BOUNCE” Fuse TV docu-series!
NOTE: all youth attending Schoolhouse Bounce on April 20 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, due to the cable television recording.
Saturday, April 20
4pm – 7pm
1600 Lafitte St.
FREE | All Ages