By The New Orleans Tribune
Organizers of the 5th Annual Westbank Heritage Festival, taking place Oct. 5-6, have announced this year’s headline performers, which include New Orleans “Queen of Bounce” Big Freedia, 90s hip hop icon Juvenile, internationally-renowned R&B singer Ginuwine, legendary New Orleans DJ and producer Mannie Fresh.
The festival will also feature performances from local rapper Choppa, known for his hit single and Saints football anthem “Choppa Style,” influential East Coast DJ and rapper credited with birthing mafioso rap, DJ Polo, bounce artist 5th Ward Weebie, and soulful R&B singer Roi “Chip” Anthony.
The Westbank Heritage Festival was founded in 2015 by Jefferson Parish Councilman Mark Spears and the New Growth Economic Development Association to celebrate the unique culture of the West Bank, provide opportunities for local businesses, enhance tourism, and spur economic development throughout the area. The festival has since attracted thousands to the West Bank each year with its nationally-renowned music line-up.
Additional local artists and musical acts, as well as this year’s vendor lineup and the daily schedule of events, will be announced in the coming weeks.
The 2019 Westbank Heritage Festival is free to attend and will include music, food, and fun for children and adults of all ages all weekend long.
Festival-goers will have the opportunity to purchase VIP tickets for the Best Bank VIP Lounge each day for $40. The full Best Bank VIP experience includes all-day access to the luxurious, lounge space and seating, private viewing areas in front of and on-stage, an outdoor gaming area, VIP restrooms, one signature dish from a prominent West Bank food vendor, and unlimited soft drinks and water. VIP tickets are currently available for purchase with a special early bird 25 percent discount on the first 40 tickets sold at westbankheritagefest.com/experiences.
This article originally appeared in The New Orleans Tribune.