Shreveport-Bossier Getaways - JULY 2015
The Strand Theatre will host Grammy-winning Americana band Old Crow Medicine Show on Sunday, June 28.

Superstars of Music, Comedy to Perform in Shreveport-Bossier

As summer hits full swing, live entertainment venues in Shreveport-Bossier offer an exciting line-up of performances featuring superstars of music, comedy and more. Upcoming performances include: Acclaimed singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen at Margaritaville Resort Casino, Friday, July 3; Joe Diffie, Colt Ford and more at the KTBS-3 Independence Day Festival on Saturday, July 4; comedy legend Bob Newhart at the Horseshoe Casino and Hotel Riverdome on Saturday, July 11; and rock legends The Eagles at CenturyLink Center on Wednesday, July 29.

Many of Shreveport-Bossier’s hottest live music venues are also historic landmarks. The Strand Theatre, the Official State Theatre of Louisiana, will host Grammy-winning Americana band Old Crow Medicine Show on Sunday, June 28. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, a National Historic Landmark, will present Brit Floyd, known as “the world’s greatest Pink Floyd show,” on Tuesday, July 21.

For more information on upcoming live entertainment in Shreveport-Bossier, visit
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New Group Tour Experiences Available for Booking

Shreveport-Bossier is now home to six exciting new tour packages for groups. These new tours offer one-of-a-kind, memorable experiences and include informative and interactive components that can only be experienced here. They include: pairing fine chocolates and wine at Margaritaville Resort Casino; creating and tasting liquid nitrogen ice cream at Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center; walking in the footsteps of Elvis Presley during an exclusive backstage tour of Shreveport Municipal Auditorium; and more.

Tour prices range from $10-$35 per person and most tours are open to groups of 10 or more. For complete details, including booking information, visit
Forward Blue Offers Great Food, Funky Atmosphere

It’s been two years since Blue, a small and super-casual neighborhood eatery, opened at 1173 Louisiana Avenue in Shreveport's Highland neighborhood. The restaurant quickly established a reputation on the strength of the Blue burger, a burger topped with house-made bacon jam, as well as tart, creamy key lime pies made daily from scratch by owner and chef Carolyn Manning.

Recent updates to the Blue menu have added an emphasis on smoked meats, including exemplary smoked Buffalo chicken wings (pictured, $8) and pecan-smoked pulled pork served over blue cheese grits ($10). The restaurant also recently added a patio deck and fenced-in yard, where dog owners are encouraged to allow their four-legged friends to play. Read the complete review of Blue here. 

The Louisiana Office of Tourism has designated 2015 a year-long celebration of Louisiana food and drink. For local restaurant reviews, festival food previews and more,
download the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau’s new guide to local food.

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Upcoming Events

Brewery Tours
Fridays and Saturdays
Flying Heart Brewery
Glow-in-the-Dark Bowling
Fridays and Saturdays
Holiday Lanes
Brewery Tours
Great Raft Brewing
Mall St. Vincent’s South Highland Summer Market
Fridays through July 24
Mall St. Vincent

Benton Farmers’ Market
Sundays through July 26
Simpson Street Park
Hannah Cooper McCauley Exhibit
Now through July 31
East Bank Gallery
Live Thoroughbred Racing
Now through September 19
Harrah's Louisiana Downs
Chippendales: Final Friday
Friday, June 26
Margaritaville Resort Casino

Pure Louisiana Soul​​Tasting and Cooking Demonstration
Saturday, June 27
Shreveport Little Theatre

Old Crow Medicine Show
Sunday, June 28
Strand Theatre of Louisiana

Robert Earl Keen
Friday, July 3
Margaritaville Resort Casino

KTBS-3 Independence Day Festival
Saturday, July 4
Festival Plaza

Highland Open Studio Tour
Sunday, July 5
436 Topeka Street
Bob Newhart
July 11
Horseshoe Casino & Hotel Riverdome
Chicago: The Musical
July 15 through August 2
Shreveport Little Theatre
Pat Green
July 17
Horseshoe Casino & Hotel Riverdome

Brit Floyd: Space & Time World Tour 2015
July 21
Shreveport Municipal Auditorium

The Eagles
July 29
CenturyLink Center

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