Live lunchtime concerts return to downtown Shreveport Friday, September 28 on the Texas Street-side of the Caddo Parish Courthouse. Over the past couple of years, the free concerts have become a much-anticipated tradition to both downtown employees and those who drive downtown to listen and enjoy.
Thanks to the sponsorship of the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau, Louisiana Bicentennial, Downtown Shreveport Unlimited and Downtown Development Authority, there will be five Friday concerts featuring different ‘sounds of Louisiana.’ The concerts will be held Fridays from noon until 1pm- September 28, October 5, (skip October 12 for Red River Revel), October 19, October 26 and November 2.
Patrons can bring blankets and sit on the ground under the beautiful live oaks or at the tables and chairs provided by the City of Shreveport. Food will be provided on site by a number of vendors and will include vegan meals, smoothies, cupcakes, tacos, hot dogs and more. Restaurants throughout downtown will also pack brown bag lunches to buy and take.
The first concert features the “Red Clay Blues” of Howlin’ Henry and the HarpTones. Henry Robinson was a protégé to the late “Louisiana Fats” and has been performing with his trusty harmonica for the past 50 years. A native of Shreveport, Henry incorporates his own unique style of “Red Clay Blues” that fuses folk-blues with contemporary blues, soul, reggae and jazz with a northwest Louisiana Red River twist.
Lunch of the Lawn is free and open to the public. Thanks to the Parish of Caddo and City of Shreveport for their support.