Bulbancha Bluegrass & Old Time Festival with Bogue Chitto, The Tanglers, Nokosee Fields & Ryan Nickerson, & more

  • December 9, 2023 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • The Broadside

    600 North Broad Street
    New Orleans, Louisiana 70119
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Bulbancha Bluegrass & Old Time Festival


What: The Bulbancha Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival

Why: Even though most people don’t associate New Orleans with bluegrass and old-time music, Bulbancha (the Choctaw name for New Orleans) has been home to string bands, banjo pickers, and fiddle sawers since the 1700s, when people from Africa and the Caribbean built banjos and Kaintucks floated down the river on flatboats. Waves of intermingling with the broader South and Appalachia through trainriders and transplants have continued the connections between Bulbancha and bluegrass. Today, there are communities related to bluegrass and old-time music that gather weekly at the HiHo and at the St. Roch Tavern, respectively, there is an uptown jamgrass scene, a continual flow of trainhoppers busking in the Quarter, a growing enthusiasm for dance callers, and an emerging style of funky, swampy, stringbands that are just the latest coalescence in a long line of homegrown Bulbancha music. This event will be the first to bring everybody together for one big pickin' party.

When: December 9th, 2023. 3-9 PM

Where: The Broadside, 600 N. Broad St., New Orleans, LA 70119

Who: Bluegrass and old-time musicians from around the city and region, including the Tanglers, Bogue Chitto, Nokosee Fields & Ryan Nickerson, as well as Mississippi fiddler Jack Magee and his string band, Soundwagon. There will also be a bluegrass and old-time jam led by the Monday Night String Band, and square dance calling by Nathan Harrison.



Date & Time

Sat, Dec 9, 2023 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Venue Details

The Broadside

600 North Broad Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70119 The Broadside
The Broadside


  • The showtime listed for the event is the time the event starts. Doors will generally open an hour before the listed show time unless otherwise listed.
      We allow pets during the day, but not at night for music (anything after 7pm). Service animals are always allowed.
  •  Please do not park in the Broad Theater parking lot. We have a parking lot for  The Broadside and plenty street parking available on Toulouse and Lafitte. If you would like to be escorted to your car, please ask the Sheriff on duty. You may also park in the Auto Zone parking lot if they are closed. 
  •  We have a variety of seating options such as benches, picnic tables, chairs, and stools. You are welcome to bring your own chairs, if you require a seat for health reasons or disability, please ask a staff member and they can provide you with a chair.

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