Inaugural Bourbon and Barbeque Festival Coming April 18, 2020

Bourbon and Barbeque Festival, a local celebration of Shreveport-Bossier’s bourbon and barbecue culture, will make its debut in the Red River District on Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 3-9 p.m. Bourbon and Barbeque Festival consists of 16 competitors: 8 bourbon cocktail artists and 8 barbecue pit masters. These participants are competing for the People’s Choice titles and $1500. Bourbon and Barbeque Festival is organized by Chase Boytim, Taylor Jamison, and Sylvester Marshall. Sponsors of the festival include Republic National Distributing Company and Cintas Corporation. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Attendees of Bourbon and Barbeque Festival will get to sample each barbecue offering and bourbon cocktail while listening to live music from local band, Easy Money and Grammy award-winning New Orleans group, Rebirth Brass Band on the main stage under the Texas Street bridge. Commerce Street will be filled with local products and vendors that complement bourbon and barbecue. Vendor spots are still available.

Tickets are on sale now for $35 for general admission and $100 for VIP. VIP ticket holders will have access to the VIP lounge with premium seating near the stage and exclusive bourbons and food spread. The Red River District will be open to all ages, however festival ticket holders must be ages 21 and up.

For complete details of Bourbon and Barbeque Festival, visit bourbonandbarbeque.com.