photos by Charlie London
article below adapted from an article by Roberta Grove.
For the past 24 years, the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association has produced one of its signature events, Voodoo on the Bayou. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Voodoo on the Bayou and will be held on the 25th of October, 2014.
The party is staged on the grounds of the historic Pitot House on the banks of scenic Bayou St. John. On Saturday, October 25th, the site will be transformed to accommodate the anticipated 400-plus costumed supporters of one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. Nearly two dozen local restaurants will be charged with the task of feeding the revelers and not one, but two bands will be on tap to entertain.
First up on the stage will be the group Lips and the Trips followed by Walter “Wolfman” Washington who will close the night out.
The mostly local crowd will embrace the night’s theme with a colorful costume display that reflects the artistic flair that is characteristic of Faubourg St. John residents. In fact, much of the artwork up for bids in the silent auction will be provided by artists who live and work within the neighborhood.
Faubourg St. John was established as a neighborhood in 1708. Today, more than 4,000 residents call it home. Within the 75-block area that defines the area, you’ll discover a diverse selection of New Orleans restaurants, historic architecture, abundant green space, and an easy pace to enjoy local culture.
Don’t miss Voodoo on the Bayou this year. For more information on the Faubourg St. John neighborhood and all of the wonderful events that the association produces throughout the year, visit www.fsjna.org.