100 MEN HALL
Sponsored by the Silver Slipper
Bay Saint Louis, MS – The 100 Men Hall hosts its second annual Booker Fest to
celebrate the musical genius of James Booker. Booker Fest starts Friday,
December 3, 2021 at 7PM and ends on Sunday, December 5, 2021. The festival is
sponsored by the Silver Slipper and features a rollicking good-time itinerary that
allows festivalgoers to enjoy a weekend of good music.
Booker Fest Schedule
Friday, Dec 3
7-9PM Joe Ashlar Organ Trio
Saturday, Dec 4
11-12PM The Collective on 100 Men Hall’s historic stage.
12:30-2PM Booker piano tribute performed by New Orleans piano greats
Josh Paxton and Tom Worrell.
2:30-3:30PM Spoken Word – Sunni Patterson.
4-6PM Sunny War
6:30-8:30 – DJ T Swan
Sunday, Dec 5
10-1PM – Booker Drag Brunch with
Catastrophe, Zamareyah, Latonia & Misty
Food and Beverages for purchase including some deliciousness prepared by Chef
Chris Hayes of the Smoking Oyster, Chef Michele Lee of South Beach Food Truck,
Cathead Vodka specialty batch Booker Bliss, Lazy Magnolia and other beer, wine,
and spirit (pints) set ups at the 100 Men Hall bar.
This new policy is our best and good faith attempt to keep live,
in-person performances happening and to keep our staff,
artists, audience, and family members safe.
100 Men Hall will require proof of full vaccination OR a negative
COVID-19 test taken 72 hours or less prior to attending our festival for
all artists, staff, volunteers, vendors and guests.
Masks Preferred while not at your table
James Carroll Booker III (December 17, 1939 – November 8, 1983) was a New
Orleans rhythm and blues keyboardist born in New Orleans, LA and raised in Bay
Saint Louis, MS.
Booker Fest is designed to bring awareness to one of the town’s most gifted
artists who played all around the Bay and on the historic stage at the 100 Men
Hall. Booker Fest will include a night with Joe Ashlar’s organ trio, a
morning gospel tribute by the esteemed The Collective and an afternoon piano
tribute by two of New Orleans piano greats, Josh Paxton and Tom Worrell,
followed by spoken word artist Sunni Patterson, singer songwriter Sunny War,
and Booker plus tunes spun by DJ T Swan, all while screening Lily Keber’s
acclaimed documentary on Booker, Bayou Maharajah, AND ending the weekend
with an outrageous Drag Brunch by Catastrophe, Zamareyah, Latonia and Misty
in Booker’s honor. Sound by Jesse Loya