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FREEWATER IS A MULTIMEDIA COMPANY AND CREATIVE AGENCY CONSTRUCTING PLATFORMS THAT EXPRESS THE ART AND KINETIC ENERGY OF RAP, HIP-HOP AND STREET CULTURE THROUGH VIDEOGRAPHY, PHOTOGRAPHY, MUSIC, CLOTHING AND PARTIES.

WCP, THE PROMOTION AND PRODUCTION HOUSE BEHIND BUKU AND BASSIK, HAS BEEN CULTIVATING AND PROGRESSING DANCE MUSIC CULTURE IN NEW ORLEANS FOR A DECADE.

COMBINED, THEIR MISSION IS TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN THE RAP AND DANCE COMMUNITIES IN NEW ORLEANS THROUGH SHARED EXPERIENCES AMONG BOTH LIKE-MINDED AND DIVERSE GROUPS OF PEOPLE.

THE RESULT … THE INAUGURAL FREEWATER BLOCK PARTY, BIRTHED DURING A TIME OF A NEW ORLEANS PROGRESSIVE RENAISSANCE OF CREATIVITY, INDEPENDENCE, COMMUNITY AND JUST TURNING THE FUCK UP.

ON SEPTEMBER 28TH, WE GO HARD.

EVENT DETAILS

FREEWATER BLOCK PARTY IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT. NO REFUNDS, EXCHANGES OR CANCELLATIONS. EVERYONE AND ALL ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO SEARCH UPON ENTRY AND AT ANY TIME INSIDE THE VENUE. LINEUP AND SET TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. ALL ATTENDEES ARE SUBJECT TO THE EVENT’S PURCHASE POLICY AND ANY OTHER RULES IMPLEMENTED BY THE PRODUCERS OR VENUE. FREEWATER IS A 16+ EVENT. YOU MUST BE 16 OR OLDER WITH VALID GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO ID CHECKED AT THE GATE AT THE TIME OF YOUR ENTRANCE TO THE EVENT. THE EVENT WILL BE LOCATED AT MARDI GRAS WORLD IN NEW ORLEANS.

BOX OFFICE HOURS

Open: 3pm - 10pm
Doors: 4pm

ON-SITE EXPERIENCES

  • Humidity New Orleans Skate Expo, featuring New Orleans skateboarding community members showcasing their skills. 
  • Sneaker Politics “Playhouse,” featuring fun, interactive inflatables, outdoor games and a celebrity dunk tank, with game proceeds benefiting the Upbeat Academy Foundation, a Louisiana 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing at-risk children with an opportunity to learn how to produce and perform the type of music they listen to and dream of creating with a focus on electronic dance music and hip-hop.
  • Local vendors selling special release block party merchandise (coming soon!).
  • Food vendors including Barrow’s Catfish and more (coming soon!).

UPBEAT ACADEMY

A PORTION OF ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE FREEWATER BLOCK PARTY WILL BENEFIT UPBEAT ACADEMY FOUNDATION, A FREE AFTER-SCHOOL MUSIC EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR NEW ORLEANS MIDDLE- AND HIGH-SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH A FOCUS ON HIP-HOP AND DANCE MUSIC PRODUCTION AND PERFORMANCE. FOUNDED IN 2014, UPBEAT ACADEMY HAS GROWN FROM TEACHING ONLY A FEW STUDENTS PER WEEK TO BRINGING MUSIC PRODUCTION TO OVER 300 STUDENT-ARTISTS IN THE GREATER NEW ORLEANS AREA. THE ACADEMY HOLDS CLASSES YEAR-ROUND WHERE STUDENT-ARTISTS WORK FROM A COMPREHENSIVE, ONE-OF-A-KIND CURRICULUM WITH WEEKLY LESSON PLANS. (HTTP://UPBEATACADEMY.ORG/).

TICKETS

  • GENERAL ADMISSION
    Access to all general admission areas of the event including 2 stages, food and drink vendors, art installs + block party vibes
  • VIP
    All perks of a GA Pass PLUS: VIP-only premium viewing area, exclusive VIP-only entrance lane, early entry to venue, early access to merch, VIP-only restrooms
  • 21+ “WE HARDER” VIP
    All perks of a regular VIP Pass PLUS: open bar in a private 21+ section, commemorative laminate & lanyard

MERCH

FREEWATER Merch Pack Available with ticket purchase ONLY (Socks, Water Bottle, Lighter + Bandana).

 

VIP TABLE

If you’re interested in a VIP table and bottle service, please email megan@crimsonmgmt.com.

For all other inquries, please reach out to info@wintercircleproductions.com.

BAG POLICY

ALLOWED

  • CLEAR BACKPACKS, BAGS AND PURSES THAT ARE PLASTIC, VINYL OR PVC AND NO LARGER THAN 13" X 17" X 6" (ALL MUST BE CLEAR!) ONE-GALLON CLEAR PLASTIC FREEZER BAG (ZIP-TOP BAG OR SIMILAR)
  • FANNY PACKS, APPROXIMATELY THE SIZE OF TWO HANDS, WITH OR WITHOUT A HANDLE OR STRAP
  • SMALL CLUTCH BAGS, WITH OR WITHOUT A HANDLE OR STRAP, NO LARGER THAN 4.5” X 6.5”
  • EMPTY CAMELBAK STYLE WATER BLADDER STYLE SYSTEMS WITH ONE POCKET FOR THE WATER BLADDER AND ONE ADDITIONAL POCKET*

* GUIDELINES FOR CAMELBAK STYLE HYDRATION SYSTEMS: ALTHOUGH SINGLE POCKET CAMELBAK­ STYLE WATER BLADDER SYSTEMS ARE ALLOWED EMPTY INTO THE VENUE, THE WATER BLADDERS THEMSELVES MUST BE CAPABLE OF BEING REMOVED FROM THE CARRIER AND MUST BE TRANSPARENT ENOUGH TO ALLOW SECURITY TO VISUALLY INSPECT THE EMPTY BLADDER. ADDITIONALLY, CAMELBAK STYLE BLADDER CARRIERS MUST HAVE NO MORE THAN ONE POCKET IN ADDITION TO THE COMPARTMENT THAT HOLD THE WATER BLADDER. ANY CAMELBAK STYLE WATER BLADDERS THAT CANNOT BE REMOVED FROM THE CARRIER AND/OR IS OPAQUE ENOUGH TO PREVENT VISUAL INSPECTION WILL NOT BE ALLOWED INTO THE FESTIVAL. ANY CAMELBAK­ STYLE BLADDER CARRIERS LARGER THAN THE PERMITTED SIZE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED INTO THE FESTIVAL.

NOT ALLOWED

PROHIBITED ITEMS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: PURSES LARGER THAN A SMALL 4.5” X 6.5” CLUTCH BAG, COOLERS, BRIEFCASES, CINCH BAGS, LUGGAGE OF ANY KIND, COMPUTER BAGS, CAMERA BAGS, OR ANY OTHER BACKPACK, BAG OR PURSE EXCEPT THOSE MADE OF CLEAR PLASTIC, CLEAR VINYL OR CLEAR PVC AND NOT EXCEEDING 13” X 17” X 6”.

PROHIBITED ITEMS

  • Any and ALL WEAPONS, including but not limited to: firearms, knives, fireworks laser pointers/pens and glow sticks
  • No illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia. (All prescriptions must be in original packagine and match the name on your ID)
  • Glass or glass bottles
  • Cans
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Coolers
  • Outside food of any kind
  • Umbrellas
  • Audio or video recording devices including go -pros, iPad, selfie sticks or detachable lens cameras
  • Tablets/pads
  • Outside food or drinks
  • Liquid
  • Large belt buckles
  • Large blunt objects
  • Large chain wallets (under 1.5 inches in diameter is okay)
  • Pets (Service dogs exempt)
  • Candles, whistles, horns or any noise making devices.
  • Inflatable items such as beach balls
  • Bicycles, scooters or segway’s
  • Outside sponsorship CD’S or promotional flyers
  • Signs of any size and kind
  • Spiked bracelets, belts, neck collars, spiked boots, chains, sharp pointed rings, or jackets
  • Professional photography equipment UNLESS ACCOMPANIED WITH A VALID PHOTO PASS.