October 2017 Events: Haunted Trails, Film Prize & Music
The Revel, The Louisiana Film Prize, the Louisiana State Fair … and we haven’t mentioned any of the Halloween festivities at the end of the month. Check out the Calendar to find the best Halloween happenings along with a few must-see theater and music events. Submit your upcoming local events six weeks in advance to Adam Bailey at email@example.com.
Dixie Maze Farms Corn Maze And Pumpkin Patch
Dates through Oct. 31
Dixie Maze Farms has a number of attractions for any brave soul willing to stumble through the darkness and endure a multitude of scares. It’s fun for the whole family featuring a pumpkin patch, children’s activities, cornfield maze and pony rides.
Louisiana Film Prize
The Louisiana Film Prize is an unparalleled street festival experience in downtown Shreveport featuring film, music, food and community. The Festival occupies many venues and streets throughout downtown Shreveport’s growing West Edge Arts District — home of Shreveport’s arts organizations and a growing number of locally owned businesses. Moviegoers watch and vote on their favorite film during three days of fun screenings and parties as the Top 20 filmmakers compete for the grand prize of $50,000. The Louisiana Music Prize is the weekend’s sister festival in downtown Shreveport. The top five bands showcase their musical talents and battle for cash and prizes.
Winkler Bottoms Haunted Trail
Oct. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, 31
Walk in the haunted woods at your own risk for a thrilling experience. This scary attraction, located in Stonewall, is for all ages. Admission is $13 and $10 for military and first responders.
Over The Edge
Over the Edge NWLA is a family-friendly event that features food and craft vendors, rock wall climbing and live music on Saturday, Oct. 7. Join us in the “Landing Zone” to cheer on and celebrate those who ‘Take the Leap for Housing’ at the Beck Building located at 400 Travis St. in downtown Shreveport. Participants will rappel off the building and funds raised from this event will go to support the Fuller Center for Housing NWLA.
In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway and changed musical theater forever. Twenty years later, Rent continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. Now, Jonathan Larsen’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece returns in a vibrant 20th Anniversary Tour. Feel the joy of this inspiring story about finding your voice and choosing love in the face of fear. Rent: 20th Anniversary Tour will take place at the Strand Theatre in Shreveport.
If you’re a beer lover and feel intrigued on sampling more than 100 craft brews, listening to live music and tasting some amazing local cuisine from 11 local restaurants, then you might want to attend the 9th Annual Brew: A Premier Beer Tasting at Festival Plaza in downtown Shreveport. Your beer selection will include local home brews, Louisiana craft brews and a variety of internationally acclaimed and domestically microbrewed ales, pilsners and stouts.
The Spinners are an American rhythm and blues vocal group that formed in Detroit in 1954. They enjoyed a string of hit singles and albums during the 1960s and 1970s and are arguably the greatest soul group of that era, creating a body of work that defined the lush, seductive sound of Philly soul. In 2015 they were nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Spinners guarantee an incredible night of music. Come see them perform at DiamondJacks Casino and Hotel in Bossier City, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m.
Country artist Trace Adkins will be in concert at the Horseshoe Casino Riverdome at 8 p.m. With his trademark baritone, Adkins has had countless hits and sold over 10 million albums, cumulatively. The hit list includes You’re Gonna Miss This, Ladies Love Country Boys, Songs About Me, Every Light In The House, Hillbilly Bone (Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins), and Just Fishin’.
Chris Stapleton, an established American musician and songwriter, is bringing his All American Road Show tour to the CenturyLink Center with special guests Anderson East and Brent Cobb on Oct. 21. Chris won Best Country Album and Best Solo Performance at the 2016 Grammy Awards ceremony. He is famous for songs such as Tennessee Whiskey, Whiskey And You, Traveller and many more top hits. This will be a country concert you will want to see.
Kevin Hart has made a name for himself as one of the foremost comedians, entertainers, authors and businessmen in the industry today. Kevin began comedy after an electrifying performance at amateur night in a Philadelphia comedy club, ultimately quitting his shoe salesman job so he could perform full time at venues such as The Boston Comedy Club, Caroline’s, Stand-Up NY, The Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. Don’t miss this opportunity to see comedian Kevin Hart at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium on either Saturday or Sunday.
Better Than Ezra
New Orleans-based rock band, Better Than Ezra, bring their talents to the Stage at Silver Star with doors opening at 7 p.m. Admission is $35. With eight studio albums, this local band is sure to rock the stage with hit after hit.
The Chee Weez Band
The Chee Weez Band is a five-piece tribute band of unmatched proportions. Covering songs from all of your favorite music genres, they are the gumbo of all things party. With their crazy costumes, giant video walls, lasers and lights, and worthy pyro, it’s an experience like no other. They will perform at Horseshoe Casino and Hotel in the Riverdome at 8 p.m.
3 Redneck Tenors Musical
The 3 Redneck Tenors, a musical comedy act featuring classically trained veteran artists, comes to Shreveport’s The Strand Theatre. Starring Matthew Lord, Blake Davidson and Jonathan Fruge, The 3 Redneck Tenors were the top finalists on America’s Got Talent and have been thrilling audiences since 2006.