Saturday, April 13, 2024

Caddo Common Park to host Thirsty Thursdays beginning July 13

by BIZ Magazine

Caddo Common Park invites you to the upcoming installment of its FREE monthly event, Thirsty Thursdays in Caddo Common Park, on Thursday, July 13. This edition promises an evening of performances by Shreveport musician Steven Waguespack, acclaimed poet Poetic X, and a handpicked selection of talented poets. Additionally, guests can cool off with refreshing libations from the renowned Fatty Arbuckles pop-up bar, creating the perfect atmosphere for a summer soirée.

Steven Waguespack’s music is a harmonious blend of genres, including Old School Metal, Classic Rock, Punk, Blues, and Folk Rock. His love for Rock-N-Roll shines through in every note, while his unique touch captures the essence of the Louisiana Swamp, creating eerie and captivating soundscapes. As a Siren’s Song Poet, Steven effortlessly weaves together his musical influences and personal experiences, resulting in a profound and introspective sonic journey.

Joining Steven on the stage is the incredibly talented poet, Poetic X. With over a dozen years of experience in writing, performing, and teaching poetry, Poetic X has become a revered figure in the world of spoken word. Hailing from Shreveport’s Lakeside/Allendale neighborhoods, Poetic X draws inspiration from his surroundings and uses poetry as a unifying force. Through his words, he encourages individuals to tap into their inner potential and embrace their unique narratives, transcending the barriers of race and nationality.

Thirsty Thursdays at Caddo Common Park offer more than just a delightful evening of music and poetry. The park itself is a testament to the transformative power of creativity and community engagement. Formerly a neglected area, Caddo Common Park has undergone a remarkable revitalization, driven by a visionary creative placemaking community vision plan. Today, the park stands as a 1+ acre oasis in the heart of Shreveport Common, featuring tree-lined walking trails, an outdoor Performance Pavilion, an Art Bosque Food Truck Court adorned with illuminated Artistrees, and a Bioswale.

Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant arts and culture scene of Shreveport. Thirsty Thursdays at Caddo Common Park is a celebration of talent, connection, and the beauty of shared experiences. So mark your calendars for July 13, bring your friends and family, and let the magic of music, poetry, and community envelop you.

For more information about Thirsty Thursdays and other exciting events at Caddo Common Park, please visit www.shrevearts.org/ccpark/

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