BUKU Music + Art Project is a large music event taking place at Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras world along the Mississippi Riverfront in New Orleans. The name of the festival originated from the word “beaucoup,” meaning “a lot” in French. The festival features live music, art, New Orleans' best food vendors, and many entertainments. The sounds and looks like one giant party with electronic dance music, hip-hop, and indie rock. It features over 50 musical acts, including Lana Del Ray, Avicii, Ellie Goulding, Wiz Khalifa, Major Lazer, Kid Cudi, Zeds Dead, and Skrillex. The music is played on four stages, located along the riverfront.
BUKU also has a strong art dimension that includes a live graffiti gallery, and countless interactive projects of New Orleans' artists. Arts and crafts village offers plenty of souvenirs and handmade gifts. BUKU also offers a wide variety of food choices with a bit of an experimental edge.
BUKU is famous for its unusual food like “omelets” (a dish between a waffle and an omelet), fish tacos, and New Orleans-style snow-balls (flavored, shaved ice).