When you introduce a new festival in Shreveport-Bossier, you have to do it big and the Louisiana Film Prize is doing just that with their kickoff event this weekend.
The film festival will celebrate its debut with a street party, 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5 at 700 Texas St. in downtown Shreveport featuring internationally-renowned New Orleans band Big Sam’s Funky Nation.
And if you know about New Orleans funk, you already know you’re in for a treat.
Since then, he’s been racking up awards and fans everywhere with his call-and-response MC-style of funk and high energy delivery heard on crowd favorites like “Big Ole Booty” and “See Me Dance.” Williams has also been featured as a recurring guest star on HBO’s hit, New Orleans-based series Treme.
The street party is free and will also feature local band Engine. The Louisiana Film Prize Festival, set for Oct. 5-7, will showcase the works of 20 filmmakers, all chosen as finalists to compete for a $50,000 grand prize.
Get a preview of what a Big Sam’s Funky Nation show is all about in this live performance of “See Me Dance.”