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46 th Annual Red River Revel Arts Festival Returns October 1 – 9, 2022

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Celebrating its 46 th anniversary this year, the Red River Revel Arts Festival
returns October 1 – 9, 2022. The Red River Revel Arts Festival is the largest outdoor festival in
North Louisiana, attracting tens of thousands of locals and visitors to “Celebrate the Arts”
together. The Red River Revel Arts Festival brings an extensive array of exciting and unique
experiences to the Shreveport Riverfront. This multi-award winning festival features more than
75 juried visual artists from across the country, over 80 musical, theatrical, and performing arts
entertainment on two stages, over 20 vendors serving delicious food, and an area dedicated to
introducing children to the arts. Each day will offer new experiences and memories for
festivalgoers. Here is a guide to the 46 th Annual Red River Revel Arts Festival.

Artists

Artists from across the country make the Revel their home the first week in October. Whether
you are an avid art collector or a novice, you can enjoy and celebrate the arts of the Revel. Over
75 juried artists will have one-of-a-kind works of art including painting, jewelry, photography,
pottery and more. The wide price range of pieces allows for shopping options to fit any guests’
budget. Stroll down Art Alley to view the varied artworks of established artists, visit the
Emerging Artist Tent to see up and coming artists and their work, and support local artisans in
the Market Area. Some artists rotate during the week, so guests are encouraged to return to see
who is new in these areas. Plan your shopping before heading to the Revel by previewing the
artists’ portfolios at redrivedrevel.com/rrr/artists.

Music

The Red River Revel Arts Festival is synonymous with bringing in chart-topping names in music
from across the country along with your favorite local and regional acts and this year is no
different! With over 80 performances on two stages, music will fill Festival Plaza every day of
the Revel! Headliners for the 46 th Annual Red River Revel Arts Festival include:
·         Everclear. Pop/Rock, 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm on Thursday, October 6th
·         Neal McCoy. Country, 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm on Sunday, October 2nd
·         Big Freedia. Bounce/Hip-Hop, 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm on Saturday, October 1st

·         The Motet. Funk/Fusion/Jam, 8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 8th
·         Mannie Fresh. Hip-Hop. 8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 9 th

The music schedule includes local, regional, and national musicians along with cheer/dance
group performances, martial arts and gymnastic demonstrations, theatrical performances and
more! View the full entertainment schedule at redriverrevel.com/rrr/music-lineup.

Food

Bring your appetite to the Revel! The Red River Revel Arts Festival is a place where one may
find unique menu items such as boudin balls, jerk chicken, blackened catfish, bacon caramel
donuts, chicken and waffles, funnel cakes and more! Food stations are operated by local
nonprofit organizations, booster clubs, schools, and other community groups along with for profit
vendors. Mouthwatering menus can be found at redriverrevel.com/rrr/food

Kids’ Activities

The Red River Revel Arts Festival is dedicated to providing an opportunity for children to
experience first-hand performing and visual arts. Children can channel their inner artist at the
sand art station, build art structures at the Memo Brix tent, and show off their creativity at the
Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier’s Artist for a Day activity! The fun doesn’t stop there!
Children can become an archaeologist in the mock geological dig, use their imagination in
Shreve Memorial Library Land, shop for the perfect ingredients at the Brookshire’s Mini Grocery
Store, and put their physical health to the test in the Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport obstacle
course. And don’t forget about face painting!

Stilt walkers, magicians, and balloon animal artists will be throughout the festival bringing joy to
everyone!

Many of the kids’ activities are free with admission, while others may be ticketed or have a
nominal fee. Check out all of the kids’ activities at www.redriverrevel.com/rrr/kids-activities.

Admission

The Red River Revel Arts Festival officially opens Saturday, October 1 and runs through
Sunday, October 9, 2022. The festival hours will be 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through
Wednesday; 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; and 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
on Sundays.

Daily admission is $5.00 during peak hours and days, which is 5:00 p.m. to close Monday
through Friday and all-day Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday through Friday.  

A $10.00 Reveler Pass allows guests access into the festival any day/time.

Military and First Responders with a valid ID receive one free admission any day/time of the
festival.

Children ages 12 and under are free of charge any day/time of the festival. (Children must be
accompanied by an adult.)

Location: Festival Plaza, 101 Crockett Street, Shreveport, Louisiana

Parking: Free parking is available after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends on
metered spots in downtown Shreveport. Free parking is available in designated Revel parking
lots. Parking map can be found at www.redriverrevel.com.

Free Shuttles: A free shuttle will run on Thursday and Friday October 6th-7th from 5:00 PM until
10:00 PM, as well as 11:00 AM until 10:00 PM on both Saturdays October 1st & 8th. The free
shuttle will be running in a loop around downtown allowing Revelers to park wherever they like
in downtown Shreveport and attend the festival, downtown restaurants, and attractions. For
shuttle route, stops, attractions, and special downtown deals, visit
https://downtownshreveport.com/revel-plus-deals-downtown/

Come join us for Art, Music, Food, and FUN at the Revel!

The Red River Revel is sponsored by Chase Bank, Pepsi Beverages Company, City of
Shreveport, Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier, and The Alta & John Franks Foundation.

ABOUT THE RED RIVER REVEL

Created in 1976, the Red River Revel is a 9-day annual arts festival in downtown Shreveport, Louisiana
at Festival Plaza. A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Red River Revel’s primary function is a
showcase of the arts and ongoing arts education. Each October, the event attracts a diverse national
audience of over 75,000 attendees, 75+ original art booths, and over 30 local/regional/national live music
performances. As a community partner, the Revel employs local non-profits at develop exciting food
options that also serve as a fundraiser for the 12 non-profits who participate. During the week, thousands
of 4 th grade students attend the Revel to participate in an arts educational workshop, create their own art,
and experience performances and seminars from the artists themselves. The 46 th Annual Red River Revel
is scheduled for October 1 st – 9 th , 2022. For more information, visit https://redriverrevel.com or follow the
Revel on Facebook and Instagram at @RedRiverRevel.

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