There’ll be a boatload of talent onstage during the June 20 Music Prize event at 211 Market Street in downtown Shreveport, but the star of the show could very well end up being the venue itself.
The building, which housed a Goodyear tire and service shop for years, is kind of the perfect space for an entertainment venue. There’s a large, open garage area that could function as an indoor/outdoor space, with huge, roll-up bay doors. There’s an attached waiting room area that (at least from the looks of it on Google Streetview) appears to be climate controlled. There’s a large-ish parking lot that one can easily imagine being filled with picnic tables. It’s an incredibly cool space, and it’s located at one of downtown Shreveport’s busiest intersections, just a few steps from the front door of Shreveport Convention Center. Talk about potential.
Apparently, the folks at Remington Suite Hotel & Spa have purchased the building and, with assistance from the Music Prize team, they’ll be launching their first series of events this summer: the Music Prize Live Summer Music Series. The June 20 show will feature performances by *repeat repeat as well as Astro Motel, Star Chamber and Airpark. Full event details are available in the Facebook event.
In addition to the music, there’ll be food from Taco Wars II-winning taqueria El Bazar Mexicano #2 and a cash bar from Remington Suite Hotel & Spa. The show is all ages and non-smoking. Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door. Music starts at 6 p.m.
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Featured photo: Star Chamber, winners of the 2017 Music Prize, will perform at the Music Prize Live’s Summer Music Series event on June 20.
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