Check Out Shreveport-Bossier on Your Way To or From Essence Music Festival

Shreveport-Bossier, located in northwest Louisiana, is only 2 ½ hours east of Dallas on Interstate I-20. It’s a great destination to stop before or after your amazing trip to New Orleans for the annual Essence Music Festival, June 30-July 4, 2022.

The sister cities are connected by the Red River and offer many opportunities for gaming, food, attractions, festivals, and events. If you want to start the party before you arrive in New Orleans for Essence or keep the party going afterward, Shreveport-Bossier invites you to game and play! 

On your way to or from New Orleans, below are some recommendations of places to visit that are right off the exits on Interstate 20. Plan your trip by browsing this website! Find more Black-owned businesses at and on the Shreveport-Bossier African American Chamber of Commerce's website including dining, dance studios, and beauty salons

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Bossier City Stops


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Dine at Black-Owned Restaurants in the SBC

Shreveport-Bossier is home to many dynamic, Black-owned food businesses. No matter where you choose to dine, you are in for a special treat.

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Read the Black Girls Getaway Itinerary

Mix food and fun on this fun itinerary that helps you support Black-owned restaurants and businesses in Shreveport-Bossier.

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Request a Free Visitors’ Guide

The Official Visitors’ Guide to Shreveport-Bossier is your handbook to exploring all there is to do, see, eat and experience in Shreveport-Bossier.

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