Photographer Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee shares photos of the 2013 Chaz Fest in New Orleans.
Chaz Fest is a backyard barbecue expanded to a city block scale. The fest goes down on the Truck Farm, a hideaway grove of shacks and shady trees just off of St. Claude Avenue in New Orleans’ Bywater neighborhood. Washboard Chaz, Alex McMurray, and friends host a low-key, mid-week festival where visitors spend the day drinking cocktails, dodging eye-level branches, and singing along with local bands who represent varied genres. Tucked away on a Wednesday, surrounded by neighborhood chatter and the warm blasts of a tuba, guided by colorful, hand-painted signs, Chaz Fest attendees get separated from the urban landscape and share in the more natural side of the city.
See more photos on Ryan’s website.