The countdown is on with only a few more days until it’s time to celebrate the 46th anniversary of the Red River Revel Arts Festival. Mark your calendar for Oct. 1 – 9, 2022 to experience the largest outdoor festival in North Louisiana and “Celebrate the Arts” together along Shreveport’s riverfront.
With an extensive array of exciting and unique experiences, this multi-award-winning festival features more than 75 juried visual artists from across the country, over 80 musical, theatrical and performing arts entertainment options on two stages, over 20 vendors serving delicious food and an area dedicated to introducing children to the arts. Each day will offer new experiences and memories for festival-goers.
Check out all there is to do at the 46th Annual RRRAF:
Artists from across the country will offer a variety of art designed for the most enthusiastic art-lover and collector to the novice. See one-of-a-kind works of art including painting, jewelry, photography, pottery and more. The wide price range of pieces allows for budgets of all sizes to take a new treasure home. Art Alley will offer a chance to view the varied artworks of established artists while the Emerging Artist Tent showcases up-and-coming artists and their works. Looking for your favorite local artist? Then you won’t want to miss Market Area where we will brag on our own local talent. Some artists rotate during the week, so be sure to return to see who is new. For those who like to have a Revel game plan with so much to see and do, check out the artists’ portfolios at redrivedrevel.com/rrr/artists.
The RRRAF is synonymous with bringing in chart-topping names in music from across the country, along with local and regional acts. With over 80 performances on two stages, music will fill Festival Plaza every day of the Revel. Headliners for the 46th Annual Red River Revel Arts Festival include:
· Everclear. Pop/Rock, 8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6
· Neal McCoy. Country, 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2
· Big Freedia. Bounce/Hip-Hop, 8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1
· The Motet. Funk/Fusion/Jam, 8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8
· Mannie Fresh. Hip-Hop. 8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9
The music schedule includes local, regional and national musicians along with cheer and dance group performances, martial arts and gymnastic demonstrations, theatrical performances and more. The full entertainment schedule can be found at redriverrevel.com/rrr/music-lineup.
The RRRAF will offer unique menu items such as boudin balls, jerk chicken, blackened catfish, bacon caramel donuts, chicken and waffles, funnel cakes and more. Food stations are operated by local nonprofit organizations, booster clubs, schools and other community groups along with for-profit vendors. Plan your menu at redriverrevel.com/rrr/food.
The RRRAF is dedicated to providing an opportunity for children to experience first-hand performing and visual arts. Grab the kids to channel your inner artist together at the sand art station, build art structures at the Memo Brix tent, and show off their creativity at the Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier’s Artist for a Day activity. Children can also become an archaeologist in the mock geological dig, use their imagination in Shreve Memorial Library Land, shop for the perfect ingredients at Brookshire’s Mini Grocery Store and put their physical health to the test in the Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport obstacle course. Face painting, stilt walkers, magicians and balloon animal artists will be throughout the festival.
Many of the kids’ activities are free with admission, while others may be ticketed or have a nominal fee. All of the kids’ activities can be found at www.redriverrevel.com/rrr/kids-activities.
The RRRAF officially opens Saturday, Oct. 1 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022. The festival hours will be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.
Daily admission is $5 during peak hours and days, which is 5 p.m. to close Monday through Friday and all-day Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
A $10 Reveler Pass allows guests access into the festival any day/time.
Military and First Responders with a valid ID receive one free admission any day/time of the festival.
Children ages 12 and under are free of charge any day/time of the festival. (Children must be accompanied by an adult).
Location: Festival Plaza, 101 Crockett St., Shreveport, LA
Parking: Free parking is available after 5 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends on metered spots in downtown Shreveport. Free parking is available in designated Revel parking lots. Parking map can be found at www.redriverrevel.com.
Free Shuttles: A free shuttle will run on Thursday and Friday Oct. 6 -7 from 5 p.m.. until 10.p.m., as well as 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on both Saturdays Oct. 1 and 8. The free shuttle will be running in a loop around downtown allowing Revelers to park wherever they like in downtown Shreveport and attend the festival, downtown restaurants and attractions. For shuttle route, stops, attractions and special downtown deals, visit https://downtownshreveport.com/revel-plus-deals-downtown/.
The Red River Revel is sponsored by Chase Bank, Pepsi Beverages Company, City of Shreveport, Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier and The Alta & John Franks Foundation.
ABOUT THE RED RIVER REVEL
Created in 1976, the Red River Revel is a 9-day annual arts festival in downtown Shreveport, LA at Festival Plaza. A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Red River Revel’s primary function is a showcase of the arts and ongoing arts education. Each October, the event attracts a diverse national audience of over 75,000 attendees, 75+ original art booths, and over 30 local/regional/national live music performances. As a community partner, the Revel employs local non-profits at develop exciting food options that also serve as a fundraiser for the 12 non-profits who participate. During the week, thousands of 4th grade students attend the Revel to participate in an arts educational workshop, create their own art, and experience performances and seminars from the artists themselves. The 46th Annual Red River Revel is scheduled for Oct. 1 – 9, 2022. For more information, visit https://redriverrevel.com or follow the Revel on Facebook and Instagram at @RedRiverRevel.