6th Street Get Down

JULY 13TH / 4PM / 405 SIXTH STREET / NOLA

MUSIC | FOOD | BREWS

 

FUTUREBIRDS

LEON III

JACK SLEDGE AND
HIS BAND

 

THE INAUGURAL YEAR

Listen. It’s July 13th, the weekend after the Fourth of July. All the fireworks are popped, the grill is still caked with sausage crust, and not a damn thing is going on. Looking for some action? Come join us in the Irish Channel for 6th Street Get Down.

Presented by Construct, Miel Brewery & Taproom, and BBMC, 6th Street Get Down is a bandanas-and-jorts block party with cold craft suds, food trucks, and kick ass tunes. Come savor Miel’s latest flavors and shout at the sun with opening acts Jack Sledge and Leon III. Then cool down and gaze at the stars with Georgia’s finest band, Futurebirds. Sweet hops, Southern space rock, and good people. Sounds like a killer Saturday night.

So stop cleaning your grill, throw on your shades, and come get down.

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Frequently Asked Questions

There’s a 6th Street outside of Austin, TX?

Yes there is! It’s in New Orleans, one block away from Seventh Street.

 

We keep hearing that his is a grassroots event? What do you mean by grassroots?

We mean that it is locally funded by small-time locals. We are just a group of six thirty-somethings organizing this thing. We are not rich. But we like to party, we love our city, and we wanted to bring some more music to town during the summertime. Did we mention that we are locals? Oh yeah, we did.

 

Is this a music festival, a block party, or a concert? 

Call it what you want. It’s kind of a mini-music festival in that it’s multiple bands playing outdoors, and we are focused on the tunes. But it’s also like a block party in that it will be held on a closed-off city street, with vendors about. Arguably anything with bands playing is a concert, so that term probably encompasses both of the other terms. You know what? 6th Street Get Down won’t be put in a box. It seeks freedom. Answer over.

 

Is there really a jorts competition?

You bet your sweet ass there is a jorts competition! Jorts as in “jean shorts,” cutoffs or otherwise. We are judging based on the true essence of the jort, so do your worst. Winners of the jorts competition will be announced prior to the final act, and they will get free swag.

 

What can I bring in? What can’t I bring in?  

You can bring water, cell phones, cocoa butter, smokes, vapes, dancing shoes, hacky sacks, and your custom, monogramed bean bags for cornhole. You can bring chairs, but honestly, there won’t be a lot of places to set them up. There will be some tables and chairs at the event. But we are hoping that you choose to stand, so you can use your dance shoes.

We are selling beers, so you can’t bring an ice chest full of beer. That would make it harder to pay the bands. You also can’t bring weapons. Don’t worry, there will be no tyranny there to fight with violence.

Are kids welcome? Do I have to pay for them?

We are kid-friendly. And kids under 12 get in free. Just don’t feed them beer. Bad idea.