Norla Preservation Project will host Shreveport Sounds: A Music History Symposium from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the Robinson Film Center in downtown Shreveport.
This first-time event will highlight the history of North Louisiana’s various decades of music and musicians. It will feature lectures, discussions, tours, films, and musical performances.
Six guest speakers will discuss topics ranging from the Louisiana Hayride, Stan “the Record Man” Lewis, Lead Belly and even the Blue Goose neighborhood. There also will be a Shreveport Music Pop-Up Museum. Explore Shreveport, past and present, in this unique, one-day only, pop-up museum experience featuring exclusive viewing of music memorabilia at the downtown Shreve Memorial Library from 2 to 5 p.m. The Pop-Up Museum will be free and open to the public. Grammy award-winner Buddy Flett will perform at 2 p.m. to open up the PopUp museum and share some of his personal stories.
During the afternoon, symposium attendees can take a group tour of the Municipal Auditorium, home of the Louisiana Hayride, at 3:30 p.m. Afterward, there will be a social happy hour at Parish Taceaux, 708 Texas St., with drink and taco specials for symposium attendees until 7p.m.
Cost for the symposium is $75 which includes the luncheon at Robinson Film Center. Or there is an option to just attend the luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. for $25. Register through Eventbrite.
Norla Preservation Project is a non-profit organization focused on promoting and supporting historic preservation in North Louisiana and increasing awareness of our local history and culture. Additional information is available at the Norla Preservation Project website, www.norlapreservationproject.com.