SHREVEPORT, La. - Riverview Park in downtown Shreveport is the place to be as America turns a spry 243 this July 4. Countless people will be filling the riverfront to mark the special occasion with great food, awesome giveaways, unbelievable talent, and a show-stopping fireworks display.
- The City of Bossier
- Christus Velocity Urgent Care
- Dr. Michael Angelo
- Southern Baptist Churches of the Northwest Louisiana Baptist Association
Mark Lee has been encouraging people through stories and songs for practically his entire life. In 1991 he started Third Day with high school friend Mac Powell. Through a career spanning almost three decades, they released 13 studio albums, with total sales of almost 9 million. The band has won four Grammy awards, an American Music Award, and numerous Gospel Music and ASCAP Songwriter awards. Third Day’s live show has always been the heart of the band – they’ve performed thousands of concerts to hundreds of thousands of fans around the world.
Lee is also a prolific songwriter, writing many of Third Day’s signature songs, including “Show Me Your Glory” (2003 ASCAP Christian Song of the Year), “Sky Falls Down” (GMA Rock Song of the Year), “Alien”, and “Wire”. He has also written songs for numerous other artists, including Kutless, Sara Groves, and Kim Hill. In 2017, Lee fulfilled a life-long goal of becoming an author, releasing his debut memoir Hurt Road through Revell Books, and going on a 30-city tour to support it.
2018 marks the turning of a page of sorts, with Third Day on a Farewell Tour in. To commemorate the occasion, and to begin the next chapter of his career, Lee is released his debut EP Unshakable Heart in May.
Katie Ashcraft, a native of Shreveport, Louisiana, is an upcoming senior at East Texas Baptist University, where she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Worship Studies. She has had many opportunities to lead worship in Texas and Louisiana churches since the age of 13. Her passions are music, worship, children, missions, and encouraging people. It is her desire to seek the will of God daily and to do it wholeheartedly.
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SHREVEPORT, La. - 243 never looked so good. Join us today at Riverview Park in downtown Shreveport as we celebrate the birth of our great nation.
SHREVEPORT, La. - Thursday was more than just fireworks and barbecue. Dozens of people became U.S. citizens in an annual naturalization ceremony.
SHREVEPORT, La. - Save the date! Once again, you're invited to a huge birthday bash marking our nation's independence. It's Thursday, July 4, at Riverview Park in downtown Shreveport.
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