Photo note: Photos used in this post are from our archives, and were taken at the 2010 festival.
The 12th annual Highland Jazz and Blues Festival presented by Twisted Root Burger Company will be held, 12-5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 at Columbia Park in Shreveport’s historic Highland neighborhood. Festival organizers recently announced this year’s music lineup, including headliner performances by Papa Mali with Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and John Lisi and the Delta Funk, as well as performances by Buddy Flett, Matthew Davidson Band, AJ and the Two-Tone Blues Band and more.
There are a lot of things that make the Highland Jazz and Blues Festival unique, including the fact that many festival-goers can conveniently walk to and from the event. It’s a neighborhood celebration, and there’s a vibe of community and fellowship in the air – there’s also usually the smell of dozens of delicious foods in the air. I pestered Highland Area Partnership Director Kelly Rich into sending me the list of food vendors who are currently signed up to serve at the 2015 event. It includes everything from gumbo and ribs to several Cajun eateries and authentic Mexican food – even a local steakhouse is in the mix this year.
Ted Kamel Foods
Hanky Panky Sausage and Boudin
Sweetie Doo’s Ice Cream
Wacky Dog Concessions
Skewers and More
Jester’s Catering and Mobile Food Cart
Good to Geaux Foods
BeauxJax Mobile Cajun Eatery
Strongbrew Bayou Coffee
My current plan of attack? If Smokin’ A’s is doing ribs, I have an order of those in my sights. But several meals are probably in order – it is the Highland Jazz and Blues Festival, after all.
Admission to the Highland Jazz and Blues Festival presented by Twisted Root Burger Company is free and open to all. iShuttle will be providing a free shuttle service between Mall St. Vincent and Columbia Park, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Lots more info on the festival can be found on the festival website.