BOSSIER CITY, La. - East Bank District & Plaza was the place to be Friday evening as Bossier City and Barksdale Federal Credit Union presented Local Band Night to kick off the KTBS 3 Freedom Fest Series. It was the perfect way to unwind and start the weekend with some spectacular weather.
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Shreveport's own Ambush launched the crowd into a frenzy with their high-energy performance when they took the stage after the opening ceremony. Many were even brought to their feet as the premiere party band in got into the groove playing classics from the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's.
After a brief intermission, it was Johnny Earthquake and the Moondogs' turn to take the stage.
Johnny and the band got the crowd fired up with When the Saints Go Marching In then moved on to some of those classics that everyone loves to sing along to like Sweet Caroline and Bad Case of Loving You. A little audience participation never hurts, right?
Then Johnny welcomed Shreveport's Estelle Brown to the stage who took us to church with her hit Sweet Inspirations.
Brown, a member of the Sweet Inspirations, was once a backup singer for Elvis Presley, performing more than a thousand shows with The King over eight years. She's been singing and performing for more than 60 years.
It was a perfect evening for the family to get out and enjoy some great music, good eats from the food trucks and bouncy houses and face painting for the kids.
Be sure and join us again for the next four Fridays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. as we provide live local bands, your favorite food trucks, free parking, face painting, and a laid-back atmosphere to kick off your weekend right. It's all leading up to the KTBS 3 Freedom Fest Series Finale on July 4th.
Of course, KTBS 3 will broadcast each concert LIVE on your KTBS Everywhere devices. They'll also be available on demand on connected devices. Click here to learn much more about the KTBS Freedom Fest Series.
Next Friday at 5 p.m., the City of Bossier, Christus Velocity Urgent Care, Dr. Michael Angelo, 118 Southern Baptist Churches of the Northwest Louisiana Baptist Association present Christian Night. Let the spirit move you and enjoy special performances from Barry LeBlanc and Katie Ashcraft, plus the headliner, Mark Lee, formerly of Third Day.
About East Bank District
For the past two decades, Bossier City, like most communities in the U.S., has looked for ways to revitalize its downtown area, but has always been faced with the challenge of how to go about the process and how to finance the project. Since knowing that a re-energized downtown would aid in the success of the new high technical jobs that were coming to the area and also become a tool for economic development of the downtown area, the City took action and engaged the services of a local architectural firm, McSwain Architecture, to be the project architect for the redevelopment process.