The debut edition of the Bear Creek Bayou Festival took place last weekend, bringing a glorious day of funk to New Orleans music lovers. After hours, fans made their way over to The Republic, for a special “Funk Court” late night hosted by electrofunk duo, The Floozies.

New Orleans is one of the world’s music meccas, and brothers Matt and Mark Hill welcomed a number of special guest performers for the show. Keyboard legend John Medeski, sax demon Skerik, and Lettuce’s Jesus Coomes and Ryan Zoidis all joined in the party for a packed house celebration. The Flooizes Live Band had the walls shaking and the dance floor packed, as the laser lit spectacle shined from the stage.

Our own Rex Thomson was on hand to film the festivities, giving us an unique look into this special collaboration. Enjoy!

Here’s the full band closing down the first set with an down and dirty jam:

After the set break, The Floozies started things off jamming and slowly reintroduced their guests. Here’s Skerik and Ryan Zoidis joining them for some looping jams that had the crowd raging:

We can’t wait to catch these musicians at Brooklyn Comes Alive festival on October 22nd, with 50+ musicians spanning three venues in the heart of Williamsburg. All four of the live band members from this show, including John Medeski, Jesus Coomes, Skerik, and Ryan Zoidis, are featured players on the BCA lineup! Between the DRKWAV set to some of the funky tributes and jams that are scheduled throughout the day, this is going to be one seriously fun day of music! Check out more information here.