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 find something to enjoy. And if neither of those festivals gets you excited, choose from a variety of eclectic entertainment options that will be taking place throughout the month including Jack White, Jamey Johnson, The Charlie Daniels Band, Lee Greenwood or the 4th Annual Red River Pour Off. Find more events for September on our calendar page.
4TH ANNUAL RED RIVER POUR OFF
The 4th Annual Red River Pour Off will be held at Festival Plaza in Shreveport on Saturday, September 1 from noon to 7 p.m. The festival will feature a margarita competition of local restaurants, bars and casinos from the area, as well as participants from as far away as Ruston and Tyler, Texas. There will be a sampling of tequila, rum and beer.
You must be at least 21 to attend. Pets are welcome.
HIGHLAND JAZZ AND BLUES
The funky and free Highland Jazz & Blues Festival will have you movin’ and groovin’ in Shreveport’s famed Columbia Park on Saturday, September 15. This annual event features local and national jazz and blues artists playing toe-tapping tunes all day long, along with some great food and local artwork. It’s a celebration for all ages!
CHARLIE DANIELS BAND
From his Dove Award winning gospel albums to his defining Southern rock anthems, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor to young artists and still a road warrior at age 78, Charlie has parlayed his passion for music into a multi‑platinum career and a platform to support the military, underprivileged children and others in need. With memorable hits like Long Haired Country Boy, The South’s Gonna Do It Again, In America, The Legend of Wooley Swamp and of course, his signature song, The Devil Went Down to Georgia, don’t miss the opportunity to see The Charlie Daniels Band live, only at Margaritaville.
Jack White is the Detroit-spawned, Nashville-residing co-founder of some of the most captivating bands of the last two decades, including The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, and The Dead Weather, as well as founder of the Third Man Records recording label. In 2012, White released his first solo album Blunderbuss, which debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. albums chart and received five GRAMMY nominations, including Album of the Year, Best Rock Album, Best Rock Song for Freedom at 21, and, the following year, Best Rock Performance and Best Music Video for I’m Shakin’. Come see one of the most prolific and renowned artists of the past 15 years live at Shreveport’s Municipal Auditorium on September 15 at 8 p.m.
Eleven-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson, one of today’s most respected country music artists, will play Horseshoe’s Riverdome on Saturday, September 15. Since Johnson doesn’t create a set list, no two shows are the same, so this once-in-a-lifetime concert will be unforgettable. He is one of only a few people in the history of country music to win two Song of the Year Awards from both the CMA’s and ACM’s.
PAINT YOUR POUR
Paint Your Pour is a unique painting experience where friends can gather to create one of a kind artsy drinkware pieces. Bring a friend or come solo for the paint party. Drinkware, paint, brushes and care instructions are being supplied by Bossier Arts Council. Attendance is $14 per person. Proceeds benefit the Bossier Arts Council.
Gary Allan will be playing Horseshoe’s Riverdome on Friday, September 21. With the allure of a modern day outlaw, Allan has won over fans, peers and critics with his signature blend of smoldering vocals, rebellious lyrics and raucous live shows. Don’t miss this chance to see the country music star perform.
Lee Greenwood has won numerous accolades including the CMA Song of the Year honor in 1985 for God Bless the USA and has been voted the most recognizable patriotic song in America. His list of hit songs include Ring on Her Finger, Time on Her Hands, It Turns Me Inside Out, Somebody’s Gonna Love You, I Don’t Mind The Thorns (If You’re The Rose) and Dixie Road. Come see him perform live at Shreveport’s historic Strand Theatre on Saturday, September 22.
SB FASHION WEEK
Lee Michaels and SB Magazine present SB Fashion Week, Sept. 26-29. Experience four days of fashion in Shreveport and Bossier City including a kick off party at Flying Heart Brewing & Pub with American Idol contestant Garrett Jacobs, tea room modeling sessions at local eateries, a design competition and more, all leading up to the main event on Saturday.
Submit your upcoming local events six weeks in advance to Adam Bailey
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