Shift to Small:  Buy Your Basics Local

April 29th - May 5th

Presented by StayLocal and Good Work Network

From pharmacies to groceries, we’re challenging New Orleanians to shift their shopping from national retailers to local businesses! The Shift to Small Challenge is an opportunity to think about where we spend our dollars and the impact that has on our community.

When you go to participating businesses, post about it on social media using #ShifttoSmall, and tag @StayLocal and @GoodWorkNetwork you will be entered to win two VIP Canopy Club Memberships* to Bayou Boogaloo! The more businesses you visit, the better your chances.

*A Canopy Club Membership includes three days of reserved stage-front seating, catered cuisine, private bar with complimentary drinks, climate-controlled restroom, misting fans, special merchandise, and discounts at local businesses.


Challenge Recap:

  • Visit businesses listed below
  • Post about it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram
  • Use #ShiftoSmall & tag @StayLocal and @GoodWorkNetwork
  • Repeat!


The campaign kicks off with...

Fuel Up to Shift on April 27 from  8 - 11 AM

When you take the pledge to support small businesses and make a purchase of any item at our host, Backatown Coffee Parlour (301 Basin Street), you will receive a free 12-ounce coffee. Plus, we'll be handing out promos and discounts to encourage you to buy local and buy at our participating businesses during Shift to Small Week. RSVP here!

Thanks to our sponsors and partners

Participating Businesses

Home and Garden


Business and Office Supplies


Books and Entertainment

Beauty and Wellness

Coffee, Wine, and Beer