BOUNCE 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY ft Big Freedia & DJ Jubilee

Big Freedia

Big Freedia is an accomplished "Bounce" Rapper who lives in New Orleans and performs six or more times a week in various venues throughout the city. Bounce is an original urban music rising up from the intimate and fun-loving nature of the housing projects which dominate the city's street culture. "Sissy Bounce" is the informal name for a derivative of Bounce that has risen to prominence in recent years and features explicitly gay and cross-dressing musicians and themes. Big Freedia is at the forefront of this movement and has had several New Orleans hit singles such as "Gin in My System" and "Azz Everywhere!" from her albums "An Ha, Oh Yeah" (1999) and "Queen Diva" (2003). Freedia began her musical career almost 15 years ago at the Walter L. Cohen High School in New Orleans, where she was enlisted as choir director from her Sophomore to Senior years. She sees her performance as a Bounce artist as an extension of this work, often interacting in a call and response/teacher and student, fashion with her audiences. She recently developed a musical about her life entitled "Catch That Beat" with producer Lucky Johnson. The sold out first run of "Catch That Beat" featured cameo appearances by a who's who of New Orleans Bounce artists alongside the story of Freedia's upbringing in New Orleans 3rd Ward. She performs in various venues (often decorated by her own event production business) and has recently begun traveling outside the city with the encouragement and support of the New Orleans Airlift. Big Freedia has always acted as mentor for many younger artists, is currently recording her third record and recently returned from a stellar 6 show run in New York City, performing sold out shows with Spank Rock, Ninjasonik and many others at venues such as Santos Party House, Glasslands, and Sway. This year Freedia will be returning to South By Southwest, performing at multiple events including a retrospective Bounce Showcase and a historic second performance at Gay Bi Gay Gay after a short tour of the west coast with New Orleans collaborators Galactic, whom she performed with on the critically-acclaimed 2010 album "Ya-Ka-May".

DJ Jubilee

DJ Jubilee is a leader of the New Orleans bounce movement and stands for all things New Orleans. From call and response jams like "Get It Ready" and "Back That Thang Up" to his newest hit "GitOnDaFlur", DJ Jubilee is the indisputable king of bounce.

Born Jerome Temple and long-time Special Education teacher at a local high school, Jubilee was discovered by area producers Earl J. Mackie and Henry F. Holden while performing at a school dance. He soon signed to their Take Fo' Records label. DJ Jubilee's debut cassette, Stop Pause, appeared in 1995, followed later that same year by the full-length DJ Jubilee & Cartoon Drew. After returning in 1996 with 20 Years in the Jets, he issued Take It to the St. Thomas two years later.

$5.00

Tickets

This is the BIG one… This Friday is the 5 Year Anniversary of BOUNCE featuring BIG FREEDIA & DJ JUBILEE!!! To celebrate, we’re moving bounce night to a Friday, we’re selling advance tickets for JUST $5, and we’re featuring an all-star line-up including Big Freedia, DJ Jubilee, our Twerk Team and much more to be announced!!!

Get your advance ticket for just $5 now. Tickets go up to $10 or $8 w/ college ID at the door!

** BOUNCE **

After 5 years, BOUNCE is known as the biggest, wildest and best bounce event in the South, and quite possibly the world. With the anniversary celebration and a line-up of bounce greats, you know it’s going to be an all out booty fest and the best BOUNCE yet! Expect surprises, additional performers, special guests, unreleased material, some TWERK TEAM short giveaways, and 100% bounce all night long!

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