Here's our annual roundup of local events in the Shreveport-Bossier area. Email me with info if I've missed something good!
Horseshoe Casino in Bossier City will have a rooftop party featuring Windstorm while inside, at CMT, Cody Cooke and the Bayou Outlaws will be performing
Lake Street Dancehall in downtown Shreveport will have Black Oak Arkansas performing. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Lake Street is a non-smoking bar - you've got to step outside if you want to smoke.
Fatty Arbuckles downtown, in the Red River District, has Gashcat and Ghost Foot kicking off at 10:00. There's a small cover charge.
Harrah's Casino in Bossier City will host their annual free celebration and fireworks show starting at 8:00. The Spazmatics and DJ Love will keep the music going.
If you are looking for somewhere to usher in 2013, join us at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs for a FREE New Year’s Eve celebration. The fun starts at 8 p.m. with the Party in the Pavilion. Dance the night away to all your favorites from the 80’s with the Spazmatics. DJ Love will also make waves with all of your dance favorites from today and yesterday! We will count down to 2013 and when the clock strikes midnight we will celebrate with showers of confetti and party favors. Then at 12:15 a.m., Fireworks will light up the sky above Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. Come join us for a night of FREE Fun and Fireworks!
Eldorado Casino in Shreveport is going Moroccan for New Years sponsored by Ultimate and Gray Goose Vodka. There will be hookahs on every table. You can reserve a table with bottle service or buy a $20 wrist band for entry.
Paris… New York… London… all great places to ring in the new year. Save yourself the trip, because this December 31, Eldorado brings the global vibe to you with a red carpet event like no other. Celebrity and Allure Ultra Lounge are raising the bar on Shreveport-Bossier nightlife again this New Year’s Eve with two clubs for the price of one. Celebrate in classic New Year’s Eve style at Celebrity Lounge, Sponsored by Ultimat Vodka, and rock the exotic as Allure Ultra Lounge and Grey Goose Vodka go Morrocan, including hookahs for every table. Reserve your table with bottle service or get your $20 entry wrist band today – space WILL GO FAST. Wrist bands are $35 after December 25. Triggerproof performs live. Sophisticated nightlife attire required.
Rockin Dopsie and the Zydeco Twisters will be at Sam's Town in Shreveport.
Chicky's Boom Boom Room on Texas Street downtown will feature Windstorm.
The Robinson Film Center in Shreveport is screening Bridget Jones's Diary and will serve dinner at 8:00. Call for reservations.
Holiday Lanes in Bossier sold out their New Year's event last year. This year they're expanding options with an early family event and a later which includes a breakfast platter, unlimited intergalactic glow-in-the-dark bowling, and champagne at midnight.
The American Legion on Cross Lake has a party featuring The Rockin' Redeyes. Ticket are $40.00 per couple or $25.00 single. Fun starts at 8:00.
SciPort in Shreveport hosts their New Years at Noon event from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Wear your pajamas and watch the ball drop. There will be a party hat contest and other events.
Is your bedtime way before midnight? Do you wish there was a way to bring in the New Year a few hours earlier? Then, come celebrate New Years at Noon at Sci-Port! Dress in your party pajamas (family appropriate, please), and watch the ball drop right here at Sci-Port, along with a thousand balloons! There will also be an old-to-new party hat contest: you'll turn your old trash or recyclables into a new party hat! Paper yo-yos, noisemakers, a Space Dome dance party, sundials and face painting will all be part of the excitement. Be prepared to party like it's (almost) 2013 at Sci-Port!
If you want to venture out of the city a bit, drive over to Jefferson, Texas and catch the very hot Soulfish Blues Band at Auntie Skinners.
And if you plan to drink, please get a designated driver or call a cab. Put some of these numbers into your cell phone before you head out.
Ace Cabs: 318- 425-3325
Action Taxi: 318- 222-8294
Golden Stripe Cab Service 318- 675-0411
Yellow Checker Cab 318- 621-9823
If you're looking for some good places to eat before you head out, SIGIS recommends these fine local restaurants. We have plenty of chain restaurants, too.
The Anvil Bar and Grill on Line Avenue is fabulous. You can get a delicious bone-in ribeye or fresh fish of the day as well as your favorite Italian specialties. The daily specials are always fabulous. I recommend the shrimp and grits. Reservations recommended.
Marilynn's Place on Fern has great po-boys, red beans and rice, shrimp creole, and terrific daily specials.
The Blind Tiger in downtown Shreveport is a terrific, casual restaurant and bar with great burgers and crab cakes. They offer a variety of fried seafood, shrimp, and sandwiches.
For a fine dining experience, try L'Italiano in Bossier City on Barksdale Blvd. Try one of the daily specials or tradition Italian specialties. The fresh fish is always good and don't miss out on the stuffed mushrooms! Reservations recommended.