Today in Shreveport the Independence Bowl between Air Force and Georgia Tech kicks off at 4 pm. Both teams have been making appearances around town at various hospitals and events as well as a Pep Rally and Battle of the Bands event at CenturyTel Center last night. There are still tickets available for the game if you'd like to head out to Independence Stadium and take part. I'm sure there is a lot of fun tailgating going on out there today! The weather is clear and beautiful today, although a bit chilly.
With New Years Eve coming up in a few days, it's time to take a look around and see what your options are in the Shreveport Bossier area this year.
Harrah's Louisiana Downs will have the Spazmatics again this year. It's an 80s dance party that kicks off at 8pm. There will be party favors and a balloon drop at midnight.
Boomtown Casino is offering the Stiff Necked Fools in performance and lots of giveaways.
Diamond Jack's Casino in Bossier City has entertainment by The Nomads, free champagne and a balloon drop.
ElDorado Casino has a Walk the Red Carpet New Years Eve event beginning at 7pm. Go here for ticket options:
The party will usher in 2011 and locally launch “A Tribute to Andy Warhol” champagne by Dom Perginon. The creation of this unique collection of three bottles by the Design Laboratory at Central Saint Martin’s School of Art & Design pays tribute to Warhol, creative genius and one of the most illustrious artists of the 20th century. “Walk the Red Carpet” New Year’s Eve at Eldorado offers guests true VIP treatment found at major clubs in Vegas, New York, and Los Angeles. All VIP guests will enter on the red carpet, where they will pose for a brief photo shoot by local “paparazzi”. Guests will then be escorted to their private tables stocked for bottle service with Limited Edition Belvedere Vodka and Dom Perignon Champagne from the “Andy Warhol Series.” Each table will also be supplied with special party favors from Louis Vuitton/Moet/Hennessy and Eldorado Casino.
The American Legion on Cross Lake will have its annual New Years bash from 8 to 1:00; go here to order tickets.
Holiday Lanes in Bossier City has a New Years celebration, too. For $25 (for adults) you get unlimited glow-in-the-dark bowling from 9pm - 2am; breakfast platter, party pack favors, and champagne at midnight. Kids can come too; tickets for kids are $15 for under 12 years of age.
SciPort on the Riverfront has their annual New Years at Noon event; it starts at 10am and runs until 2pm:
Come celebrate the "Noon Year" at our unique New Year's Eve party where we commemorate a cultural new year's exploration! As the clock strikes Noon in Shreveport, Indonesia will start their month-long preparation for Imlek, which is the Chinese word for New Year. Sci-Port families can celebrate and learn about the traditions of Imlek including the traditional Dragon Dance, then count down to "midnight" Sci-Port-style with a balloon drop!
There are plenty of local restaurants to serve you. SIGIS recommends The Blind Tiger downtown for burgers or their classic Louisiana creations; L'Italino for your fine dining Italian experience, or Vince's South Port for your seafood desires!
There are lots of local clubs offering celebrations as well. I'll update this post as I discover exactly who is doing what. If you know of something exciting going on in the SB area for New Years, leave it in the comments!
Update: Here is The Shreveport Times list of activities.
Code 3 Lounge at 2826 Barksdale Blvd.(right outside the Barksdale AFB Shreveport gate) is having a New Years Eve Party and has The Cole V band playing. SIGIS recommends Code 3 as a nice place to go!