It’s the ninth month, fall is almost here and September has a lot going on in Shreveport-Bossier City. From the Labor Day Festival at Muddy Bottoms to the Highland Jazz and Blues Festival in Columbia Park, you are sure to be busy. And if neither of those festivals gets you excited, choose from a variety of eclectic entertainment options that will take place throughout the month including The Band Perry, The Marshall Tucker Band, the 3rd Annual Red River Margarita Pour-Off, The Shrine Circus and Gene Watson. Find all events for September on our calendar page.

The Band Perry

Sept. 1
The Perry siblings — Kimberly, Neil and Reed — have been enjoying a whirlwind of success since debuting on the country music scene in 2010. Having won multiple country music awards as well as numerous other nominations, The Band Perry has cemented its place in music lovers’ hearts with their thoughtful lyrics and bold creativity. They will perform at 8 p.m. in the Riverdome at Horseshoe Casino.

The Marshall Tucker Band

Sept. 1
The Marshall Tucker Band, originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina, is an American southern rock/country rock band that has been releasing albums since 1972. With five gold records and one platinum, this is one band that truly needs no introduction. With their blend of rock, rhythm and blues, jazz, country and gospel, The Marshall Tucker Band guarantees an incredible night of music. See them perform at 8 p.m. inside DiamondJacks Casino & Hotel in Bossier City. Tickets available at

Powerboat Nationals Grand Prix of Louisiana U.S. National Championship 

Sept. 2-3
It’s best known as NASCAR on water and it’s back in Shreveport-Bossier City for the second year in a row. Don’t miss these colorful and extremely fast powerboats on the Red River as they race against each other for a national championship. This event is free and open to the public. Viewing is available from Riverview Park and from the Louisiana Boardwalk. Experience the thrills of breathtaking and heart pounding championship powerboat racing.

3rd Annual Red River Margarita Pour-Off

Sept. 3
Who has the best margarita in Shreveport-Bossier City? You taste. You sample. You vote. You be the judge at the 3rd Annual Red River Margarita Pour-Off to take place in the Red River District. Country Tavern won the inaugural margarita competition. Superior Steakhouse won the second year. Who will take home this year’s top prize? Tickets are $30 at the door (cash only) and you must be 21-and-over to attend. Beer, food and water will be sold at an additional cost. Pets are welcome.

Sip Unlimited

Sept. 10
SIP Unlimited is a wine, food and entertainment experience showcasing northwest Louisiana’s favorite restaurants and wines from around the globe. SIP celebrates the unconquerable spirit of local restaurant legend Kuan Lim, owner of Bossier City’s Lucky Palace. Proceeds honor Kuan Lim’s life of service to the community, industry, friends and guests. Participating in SIP are several of your local favorite vendors and restaurants including Wines Unlimited, Uncorked, Stone Forks, Silver Star, Guiseppe Pastacaffe, Wine Country Bistro, 2 Johns Steak & Seafood, SALT Restaurant and many more. This one-time event will take place at 2 p.m. at Margaritaville Resort Casino & Hotel.

Highland Jazz and Blues Festival

Sept. 16
Be a part of the unique and funky Highland Jazz and Blues Fest party in the park September 16 in Shreveport’s famed Columbia Park. This free annual event features local and national jazz and blues artists, great food and local artwork in the Historic Highland neighborhood. This year’s entertainment line-up includes: Marc Broussard, Chris Thomas King, Buddy Flett, Professor Porkchop and the Dirty Dishes, Maggie Koerner, The Kings of Pleasure, Tchai and Smoke City Band.

Bark in the Park Dog Day at Splash Kingdom Water Park

Sept. 17
The 2nd Annual Bark in the Park Dog Day will take place at Splash Kingdom. Last year’s event was a big success and they want to see even more canine companions this year. Each guest can bring up to two dogs. Just remember to bring documentation showing your dogs are up to date on their shots. All pool areas will be open. There will be vendors and animal rescue groups with adoptable animals

El Karubah Shrine Circus 2017

Sept. 22-24
Shriners International is one of the oldest fraternal organizations in the world and the Shrine Circus is a fundraising event for Shreveport’s El Karubah Shriners. El Karubah opened the world’s first Shriners Hospital for Children in 1946 and have committed themselves to numerous community service projects and philanthropic pursuits ever since. See the elephants, tigers and much more at the CenturyLink Center.


Gene Watson

Sept. 23
One of the most masterful voices in country music today, Gene Watson still sings in the same key as he did 30 years ago and continues to prove why he is rightly referred to as “The Singer’s Singer.” He’s built a reputation for soulful ballads in the classic country tradition. Some of his many hits include Love in the Hot Afternoon, Where Love Begins, Should I Come Home (Or Should I Go Crazy), and Nothing Sure Looked Good on You. See Gene Watson live at 8 p.m. only at Margaritaville Resort Casino & Hotel.

Steppin’ Out with Ben Vereen

Sept. 30
Few entertainers today are as accomplished or versatile as Ben Vereen. His legendary performances transcend time and have been woven into the fabric of this country’s artistic legacy. Ben promises an evening of song and dance, filled with entertainment and laughter when he performs at 8 p.m. at Shreveport’s The Strand Theatre.