So for this weekend’s music offerings, what do you have a taste for? A touch of R&B? A little rock and roll? Maybe some country? A dash of barbershop quartet?
Well, it’s all happening right here, with a blend of local and big-name artists taking the stage at venues all over the area. Here’s a guide to some of the live shows worth checking out:
Friday, March 23
Irene & The Sleepers with Death Rides The River, 9 p.m., March 23 – Shreveport’s own classic rockers takes the stage at Riverside Warehouse, along with friends and fellow rockers Death Rides The River. If you like Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Gasoline Heart, Foo Fighters or Jack White, you don’t want to miss this show.
Josh Turner, 7 p.m., March 23 – This Hannah, S.C. native first won the hearts of country music fans in 2003 as he sang about temptation, salvation, death and redemption in his debut album “Long Black Train and he’s enjoyed staying power on the country charts ever since. Hear him live at Horseshoe Casino & Hotel.
Harmony on the Red, 6 p.m. March 23; 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. March 24 – There’s nothing
quite like the clean, melodic harmonies of a barbershop quartet. Experience it for yourself as chorus and quartets from all over the state, as well as Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas converge upon Shreveport at Caddo Magnet High to compete for the winning title.
Saturday, March 24
CD Release Party for Ms. Aleatha Lowe & The Redd Dawn Band featuring Mr. Tracy Dawn,
9:30 p .m., March 24 – Get ready for a night of some of the best top 40, R&B and old school music as R&B songstress and recording artist Aleatha Lowe performs new music from her CD “Flow With Aleatha Lowe” at Brooklyn’s Lounge. Lowe will be joined by Mr. Tracy Dawn & The Redd Dawn Band.
Clay Walker, 8 p.m., March 24 – Being compared to a country music legend like George Strait could be overwhelming for some, but East Texas native Clay Walker hasn’t missed a beat with his slew of charttopping singles, three platinum albums and an ever-growing fan base. Hear what all the fuss is about when he performs live 8 p.m. at DiamondJacks Casino.