Discover top activities such as Mardi Gras parades and parties, monster trucks, sports, live entertainment and much more. Whether you’re a local, new to the area or just passing through, you definitely have plenty of options to choose from. Are you ready?

Jan. 2

MUSIC Willie Nelson & Family, 8 p.m., Shreveport Municipal Auditorium


EVENT Pardi Gras Bal – 90s Mardi Gras Party, 7 – 11:30 p.m., Horseshoe Casino and Hotel, Bossier City: This 90s-themed event is sure to be a one-of-a-kind experience. So put on your 90s prom dress or those A.C. Slater pants you’ve been wanting to rock, start flipping those mini buns and butterfly clips and guys start frosting your tips because this is one “Pardi” you don’t want to miss. 

Jan. 11

MUSIC Gladys Knight, 8 p.m., The Riverdome at Horseshoe Casino, Bossier City: Gladys Knight, known as the “Empress of Soul”, is an American singer–songwriter and actress. A seven-time Grammy Award-winner, Knight is best known for the hits she recorded during the 1960s and 1970s, for both the Motown and Buddah Records labels, with her group Gladys Knight & the Pips. Her hits include Midnight Train to Georgia, Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me, and Neither One Of Us. Don’t miss this chance to see her perform at Horseshoe Casino Bossier in the Riverdome.

Jan. 12

EVENT 12th Byte, 6:30 p.m., LSU Shreveport University Center, Shreveport

MUSIC LEGACY: Haggard, Twitty & Jones, 8 p.m., Margaritaville Resort Casino, Bossier City: Margaritaville is thrilled to announce a one-of-a-kind event coming to Paradise Theater this January. Join the children of country music’s greatest icons as they perform together live during “LEGACY: Haggard, Twitty, & Jones” featuring Marty Haggard, Michael Twitty and Georgette Jones. 

Jan. 18

EVENT Ark-La-Tex Antique Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Bossier City Convention Center: Ark-La-Tex Antique Festival will take place at Bossier Civic Center and will feature collectibles, antique toys, vintage art, pottery, first editions, architectural salvage, antique jewelry, rare glassware and antique furniture.

EVENT Krewe of Sobek Grande Bal XVI Disco Night, 6 p.m. to 12 a.m., Shreveport Convention Center

EVENT Monster Nation, 7:30 p.m., CenturyLink Center, Bossier City: Come watch some of the biggest monster trucks in the area perform tricks and compete in their new Chaos Crew Tour. 

Jan. 19

EVENT Ark-La-Tex Antique Festival, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Bossier City Convention Center

EVENT A Taste of Blanchard, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 5939 Old Mooringsport Road, Shreveport

PARADE Krewe of Sobek Parade, 1 p.m., Louisiana Fairgrounds Field, Shreveport

EVENT Monster Nation, 7:30 p.m., CenturyLink Center, Bossier City

MUSIC Charley Pride and Ronnie Milsap, 8 p.m., The Riverdome at Horseshoe Casino, Bossier City: Country music legends Charley Pride and Ronnie Milsap are members of the Country Music Hall of Fame, so don’t miss out when they perform all of their classic hits at Horseshoe. 

MUSIC Liverpool Legends: The Complete Beatles Experience, 7:30 p.m., The Strand Theatre, Shreveport: This Beatles Tribute Band is four incredibly talented musicians and actors hand-picked by Louise Harrison — sister of the late George Harrison of The Beatles. They will perform various Beatles songs spanning the entire career from the days at the Cavern with Please Please Me to Let it Be, on through the solo years. With precise attention to every musical detail, along with costume changes, vintage instruments and special effects, Liverpool Legends will make you feel like you are watching the real thing.  

Jan. 20

EVENT Ark-La-Tex Antique Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bossier City Convention Center

EVENT Krewe of Harambee’s Annual Pig Roast and Float-Loading Party, 3 p.m., 1049 Grimmett Dr., Shreveport

Jan. 21

PARADE Krewe of Harambee Martin Luther King Jr. Day Mardi Gras Parade, 1 p.m., Corner of Milam Street and Texas Street, Shreveport

Jan. 22

EVENT The Beach Boys, 7 p.m., Shreveport Municipal Auditorium: As The Beach Boys mark more than a half-century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in America’s musical history. The Beach Boys have become synonymous with the California lifestyle and have become an American icon to fans around the world. Don’t miss The Beach Boys playing all your favorite hits at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium.

Jan. 25

MUSIC Preservation Hall Jazz Band, 8 p.m., Strand Theatre, Shreveport: No one represents New Orleans jazz better than Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Founded in the 1960s by tuba player Allan Jaffe and now directed by his son, Ben, the band features seven outstanding musicians that carry the New Orleans jazz tradition forward. New musical territory is explored through Afro-Cuban sounds, Nigerian funk and Ethiopian jazz. Experience the unbreakable spirit of New Orleans and share the joy of real New Orleans jazz with the best of the best. 

SPORTS Topeka Pilots vs. Shreveport Mudbugs, 7 p.m., George’s Pond Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport

Jan. 26

EVENT 2019 Little, Teen, Miss Sweetheart Pagean t& Fashion Show, 2 p.m., Valencia Recreation Center, Shreveport

SPORTS Topeka Pilots vs. Shreveport Mudbugs, 7 p.m., George’s Pond Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport

Jan. 31

SPORTS Lone Star Brahmas vs. Shreveport Mudbugs, 7 p.m., George’s Pond Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport


Submit your upcoming local events six weeks in advance to Adam Bailey at [email protected].