Red River Revel Arts Festival announces music lineup

The Red River Revel has announced its main stage music lineup for the 46th annual edition of the festival, taking place in Shreveport, Louisiana at Festival Plaza from October 1st – October 9th, 2022. The lineup includes nationally touring artists such as Everclear, Neal McCoy, Big Freedia, The Motet, and Mannie Fresh along with regional artists from the Ark-La-Tex to New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Pensacola, and Muscle Shoals. The 9-day festival, a Celebration of the Arts, begins on at 11:00 AM on the 1st of October with 11 hours of performances and continues each day until it’s conclusion on October 9th at 7:00 PM.

Red River Revel Executive Director, Logan Lewis, and Music Committee Chair Sarah Sour Garrett spent months preparing the main stage roster. “We are very excited to present a dynamic and diverse lineup of artists for the 46th Annual Red River Revel,” Lewis said. “We scouted other regional festivals, researched tours and live events, and consulted with community influencers like radio DJ Al B and live music venue owners like Chase Boytim and Colton Johnson. There is something for just about everyone.”

In addition to Grammy nominated and platinum-selling artists, the Red River Revel will feature regional artists who are emerging as energetic forces in music industry. Traditional Mardi Gras Indian band 79rs Gang and powerhouse soul group J & the Causeways hail from New Orleans. Veteran songwriter and Shreveport native James Leblanc, along with family members Dylan Leblanc, Angela Hacker, and Bay Simpson base their recordings out of Muscle Shoals, AL. Other regional artists featured include Jimmy Wooten (Shreveport), Karma & the Killjoys (Baton Rouge), Monty Russell (Ruston), S Dott (Houston), Tyler James (Pensacola), Mr. Taylormade Band (Monroe), Tipsey (Shreveport) and many more. For the full main stage music lineup, visit https://redriverrevel.com/rrr/music-lineup/

Applications are still open for the Performing Arts stage for the 2022 festival. Artists skilled in dance, theatre and musical theatre, opera, magic, illusion, mime, spoken word, puppetry, circus arts, and performance art are encouraged to apply. Time slots available include all weekend times and mid-afternoon to evening on weekdays. Applications are also open for visual artist booths, with a first round of juries beginning on July 15th. After the first round of visual artists are selected, applications will continue to be accepted and juried until all booth positions are filled.

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