The “New Orleans Queen of Bounce” Big Freedia is bouncing her way into the ice cream business, well sort of.
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Big Freedia is partnering up with ice cream masters Ben & Jerry’s for a day of music, food, and FREE ice cream for a benefit party from 2 – 5 p.m. on July 6 at The Republic during ESSENCE Fest weekend. All proceeds will benefit No Kid Hungry LA, Liberty’s Kitchen and Upturn Arts.
Tickets are $5 and are available online at Eventbrite.
But there’s a story behind the partnership. In February, Freedia playfully proposed a new flavor of Ben & Jerry’s called “Booty Bouncing Beignets” — bourbon-caramel ice cream swirl studded with beignet bites. The Facebook post that announced the partnership doesn’t say that fans will be able to sample “Booty Bouncing Beignets” but the idea isn’t too far fetched since the brand has already produced pop-music inspired flavors.
Check out the proposed flavor Big Freedia uploaded to her Instagram:
What we do know is that the social will feature a live appearance by the Queen Diva and the debut of a new track, “Chasing Rainbows.”
Two other appearances are planned for Big Freedia. She will kick off the festival with a free concert at Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St. from noon to 9 p.m. on July 4. On Sunday (July 7) at the Superdome, Freedia will perform in a NOLA-style bounce show with Mannie Fresh.