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Crawfish for Cancer touts open bar, unlimited mudbugs for a good cause

Other places with the festival include New York City, Los Angeles, Boston and Chicago.

by Mary Staes
April 25, 2019

Think of it as the ultimate boil: five hours of unlimited crawfish and sides, an open bar and live music.

Well, it’s happening, and to put the icing on the cake, it’s for a good cause.

Crawfish for Cancer is coming back for its second year May 18 at the Lazy Jack on the lakefront. The event started in 2008, when founder James Crowell renamed his annual crawfish boils in Massachusetts to honor his father, who was fighting multiple myeloma. In 2014, Crowell’s father died, but the festival continues in different cities to raise funds for cancer research. Other places with the festival include New York City, Los Angeles, Boston and Chicago.

For $75, tickets include unlimited crawfish and sides boiled by Three-Legged Dog, an open bar with beer, wine, and cocktails including a signature Firefly vodka sweet tea.

Tickets go up to $85 on May 11, and the day of the event, tickets will be $100 at the door.

Click here for more information.

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Mary Staes is our Digital Curator. She crafts content for our social media platforms and our website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether we're natives or not.

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