Shreveport-Bossier Getaways - JULY 2014

James Burton International Guitar Festival Returns, Aug. 22-24

The newly renovated Shreveport Municipal Auditorium will be rocking to the rafters as some of the world’s best guitarists pay tribute to Shreveport native and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, James Burton, during the James Burton International Guitar Festival scheduled for Aug. 22-24, 2014. The centerpiece for the festival will be the James Burton & Friends Concert, Saturday, Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m. at Shreveport Municipal Auditorium. The lineup will be announced soon at Other festival events include a classic car show, a youth guitar competition and more.  

Tickets are $32, $42, and $102 and are available now at the CenturyLink Center box office in Bossier City, all Ticketmaster locations, online at and by phone at 800-745-3000. If still available, tickets can be purchased at the Municipal Auditorium on the day of the show. Tickets to a VIP reception where concertgoers can mingle with the stars are also available. Call 318-424-5000 for more information.

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Bill Cosby, Wynonna, Maxwell and More: Entertainment Scene Heats Up

Some of the biggest names in music and comedy are making tour stops in Shreveport-Bossier this August and September. Bill Cosby brings his legendary comedy to the Horseshoe Riverdome on Friday, Aug. 8. Country superstar Wynonna will perform at the newly renovated Shreveport Municipal Auditorium on Thursday, Aug. 14, just one day before neo-soul crooner Maxwell’s “Summer Soulstice” tour will make a stop at the historic building on Friday, Aug. 15.    

In September, Eric Church’s “Outsiders” World Tour will make a stop at the CenturyLink Center on Thursday, Sept. 11, comedy superstar Jeff Dunham performs at the Horseshoe Riverdome on Saturday, Sept. 13, and The Oak Ridge Boys take the stage at The Strand Theatre on Thursday, Sept. 18.

If you love live entertainment, be sure to check out our official arts and entertainment events calendar, New events are added daily!


New Restaurants Offer Diverse Dining Options

Several recent restaurant openings have added even more international flavors to Shreveport-Bossier’s restaurant scene. Roma Italian Bistro, located at 8905 Mansfield Road in Shreveport, serves traditional Italian home cooking as well as New York-style pizzas at affordable prices. The newest Boneheads, one of five locations in the United States, is located at 4456 Youree Drive in Shreveport. Boneheads serves fresh grilled fish and “Piri Piri” chicken - chicken grilled with African spices. In downtown Shreveport, two new lunch options have recently opened: Bayou Some Junque Café, located at 315 Lake Street, is a unique space that offers a lunch counter, an antique shop and a bar all housed under one roof, and Catherine’s Eatery, located at 420 Marshall Street, serves sandwiches, wraps, salads and daily plate lunch specials.

If you love food, check out our blog,, for local food and drink news and reviews. Our latest blog post features J’Shanae’s Magnolia Tea Room, an all-you-can-eat soul food buffet with fun weekly specials. Read it here.


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Charles Tabor Art Exhibition at the Central Gallery
Now - Fri, July 18, 2014
Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC) / Central
BAC’s Gallery Fine Art Center presents the art of Carola Nix
Now - Sat, July 26, 2014
Gallery Fine Art Center
Art House Paint & Party
Now - Sun, July 27, 2014
H & H Lounge
Art Camp at Painting with a Twist!
Now - Thu, July 31, 2014
Painting With a Twist - Shreveport & Bossier City
I Took Off Work and Came All The Way Down Here: The Art of Wayne White
Now - Sat, Aug 02, 2014
South Highlands Summer Market @ Mall St. Vincent
Now - Fri, Aug 08, 2014
Mall St. Vincent
Golden Days Matinee
Now - Fri, Dec 12, 2014
Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center
Christmas in July
Mon, July 14, 2014 - Sun, Jul 20, 2014
Splash Kingdom Water Park
Movies & Moonbeams - Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
Fri, July 18, 2014
A.C. Steere Park
R&B Summer Fest Starring Keyshia Cole
Fri, July 18, 2014
CenturyLink Center
Jeff Bates
Sat, July 19, 2014
The Stage
Tony Bennett
Fri, July 25, 2014
Horseshoe Casino & Hotel Riverdome
51st Annual Ark-La-Tex Coin, Stamp and Card Expo
Saturday, July 26, 2014 @ Bossier Civic Center
Austin Mann at the Bonkerz Comedy Club
Wed, July 30, 2014
Margaritaville Resort Casino
Ascend Combat’s “Chaos 3”
Saturday, August 2, 2014 @ Shreveport Municipal Auditorium

Ironfish Kids’ Triathlon 2014
Saturday, August 2, 2014 @ Cypress Black Bayou Park & Recreation Area

River Cities Triathlon
Sunday, August 3, 2014 @ Cypress Black Bayou Park & Recreation Area

Bill Cosby
Friday, August 8, 2014 @ Horseshoe Casino & Hotel Riverdome

Twin City Knockers Roller Derby
Saturday, August 9, 2014 @ Bossier Civic Center


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