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2/6/22 :: Bywater Bakery King Cake Festival
Benefiting the New Orleans Musicians' Assistance Foundation's Makin' Groceries program
Postponed due to covid concern’s,
Bywater Bakery’s King Cake Festival has been rescheduled!
February 6th from 11 am to 6 pm, one month after king’s day, Bywater Bakery will host a King Cake Block Party.
A fundraiser for the Musician’s Clinic’s Making Groceries initiative,
there will be live performances, food, drinks, and of course, king cakes.
Performances by Deacon John, Al "Carnival Time" Johnson, John Boutte, Herlin Riley, Cyril Neville, Sunpie Barns, Soul Brass Band, David Torkanowski, Josh Paxton Washboard Chaz... and many more special guests.
Since the pandemic began, Bywater Bakery has proudly donated fresh baked bread weekly and seasonal treats for the New Orleans Musician’s Clinic’s Makin’ Groceries program. Launched in 2020, Makin’ Groceries provides weekly, home-delivered care packages of nutritious groceries, prepared meals, community health education materials, and lagniappe to over 100 elderly and medically vulnerable NOMC patients and their families.
In support of our community’s wellness, the block party will also serve as a Covid testing site, vaccinations and boosters shots will be available, and we will also be conducting a blood drive.
Known for incorporating a signature twist on classic sweets into its cutting-edge king cakes, Bywater Bakery offers king cake lovers old favorites including the popular Chantilly, Praline, Cheesecake, Carnival, Azul Dulce Blueberry, and last year’s hit, Lemon Cream. This year two new flavors are added to the roster — Brownie Bomb, (if a brownie and a chocolate lava cake had a baby, that would be the brownie bomb.) That inside a king cake is a chocolate lover’s dream.
In a new partnership with Seven-Three Distillery, Bywater Bakery debuts Bywater Bourbon Cinnamon Swirl, a completely plant-based king cake made from a soft sweet potato dough, smeared with a cinnamon bourbon filling. Carnival wouldn't be complete without Bywater Bakery’s signature savory king cakes — Crawfish au Gratin, Boudin, and Spinach Artichoke. All King Cakes are 10 inches round, and are available whole, or by the slice.
- Originally aired: January 6th, 2021 @ 7pm cst. -
Due to Covid restrictions we are unable to celebrate the start of carnival season with our 5th annual block party. Instead, we present a recorded socially distanced performance of some of the cities best talent to ring in the season. Though parades and large gatherings are cancelled, we New Orleanians know, the Mardi Gras Spirit Lives In You!
Featured Performers include:
And a Super Group comprised of:
Herlin Riley, Oscar Rosignolli, Wendell Brunious, Wes “Warm Daddy” Anderson, Detroit Brooks, Chris Severen with Special Guests.
During this pandemic, we have partnered with New Orleans Musicians Clinic, Music Cares, Howling Wolf and New Orleans Food Bank donating nearly 200 loaves of bread to these organizations each week.
Your continued support this season will allow us to continue these donations.
We are happy to announce we are offering shipping this year!
Featured King cake flavors this year include:
*Azul Dulce Blueberry*
- Monday, January 6, 2019 at 11 AM – 7 PM -
Ring in the official start of Mardi Gras with king cake and live musical performances all day long.
Al "Carnival Time" Johnson with Super Group including:
Fredy Lonzo, Corey Henry, Detroit Brooks, John Boutte,
David Torkanowski, Herlin Riley,
and Wendell Brunious, among others.
Also on hand throughout the day, Mardi Gras Indians, Skeletons, Baby Dolls, and King Cakes whole and by
the slice for purchase featuring our world famous King Cakes in 8 different flavors available whole or by the slice and premiering our new Savory King Cake line.
Drive-up King Cake pick up- no parking necessary
11:00 AM - Debbie Davis and Josh Paxton
12:00 PM - Tin Men
1:00 PM - Soul Brass Band
2:00 PM - Magnetic Ear
3:00 PM - Al "Carnival Time" Johnson with Super Group including Fredy Lonzo, Corey Henry, Detroit Brooks, John Boutte, David Torkanowski, Herlin Riley, and Wendell Brunious
4:00 PM - Renaissance School Marching Band street parade
5:30 PM - Pinettes Brass Band
Our 3rd Annual
Pre-Krewe du Vieux Party
Saturday, Feb 16, 2019 11 AM – 5 PM
Al "Carnival Time" Johnson, Pinnettes Brass Band,
Herlin Riley with Wendell Brunious,
Freddy Lonzo, Cory Henry, and others!
Featuring our world famous King Cakes in 8 different flavors available whole or by the slice and premiering our new Savory King Cake line.