Get live music fix at area casinos

Casinos and live music go together like peas and carrots in Shreveport-Bossier. Whether you like to take your chances at the slot machine or craps table or just want to hear some of your favorite songs performed live, you can get your fix at one of this area casinos: Sam’s Town: Catch Houma band, Bandit, when they perform 6 p.m., …

10 Reasons to Spend Thanksgiving Weekend in Shreveport-Bossier

Casino-Hop around Shreveport-Bossier like a pro. The casinos never sleep. Get the Vegas experience with Louisiana flair in Shreveport-Bossier 24/7. Choose from our five riverboat casinos and racino to receive Southern hospitality, great amenities, and pulse-pounding gaming excitement…or leave it up to chance. Click here for a full list of casinos in Shreveport-Bossier or take …

Reopening Updates: The Agora Borealis, Great Raft Brewing, Holiday Lanes and More

On Monday, June 1, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that Louisiana would move to “phase two” of business re-openings (see details of phase two here) on Friday, June 5. Phase two allows lots of beloved local businesses to resume operations and also allows other businesses, such as restaurants and movie theaters, to increase their permitted …

Everything We Know About Shreveport-Bossier Casino Reopenings, In One Regularly Updated Post

Post last updated: 1:40 p.m., Wednesday, May 27 Governor John Bel Edwards’ statewide stay-at-home order was lifted on May 15, allowing many Louisiana businesses—including Shreveport-Bossier’s casinos—to resume operating with phase one restrictions in place. The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau (publisher of this blog) always aims to provide accurate, up-to-date information about what visitors can …

Show Your Support for Shreveport-Bossier’s Hospitality Industry With This Facebook Frame

Margaritaville Resort Casino Bossier City photograph by Kyle Johnson Photography If you’re a regular reader of 20×49.com, you may know that this blog is a publication of the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau. Every day, we work with local attractions, restaurants, hotels, casinos, arts organizations, festival organizers, and other partners to promote and support the …

Five Reasons Duke and Temple Fans Should Go Bowling in Shreveport-Bossier

1. Shreveport-Bossier makes really good beer. Shreveport-Bossier is home to three craft breweries: Great Raft Brewing and Red River Brewing Company in Shreveport and Flying Heart Brewing & Pub just across the river in Bossier City. Louisiana’s craft beer scene is arguably the best that it’s ever been right now, and a number of local …

Shreveport-Bossier Restaurants Open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

At the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau, we’ve been getting lots of calls from traveling football fans seeking help finding local places to eat on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We’re on the case, combing social media and calling restaurants for updates. This list will be updated regularly between now and the Walk-On’s Independence Bowl …

The 5 Best Things That I Ate in Shreveport-Bossier in 2015

Featured image: Chef Frederick Ngo’s clay pot fish, served at Jimmy’s Seafood and Steak. Photo: Jim Noetzel. You may have noticed that I try to avoid two things when writing about food for 20×49.com: making lists and calling things “the best.” However, as 2016 rapidly approaches, I thought it’d be fun to list a few …

Three Reasons Why Tulsa Golden Hurricane Fans Should Make the Drive to Shreveport

Featured photo: Downtown Shreveport photographed by Casey Habich. Chances are, if you’re reading this, you may be a University of Tulsa football fan who’s heard the news that the 2015 Camping World Independence Bowl planned for Saturday, Dec. 26 will feature Tulsa taking on the Virginia Tech Hokies. I’m not going to b.s. you: You …

A Beautiful Meal: Chef Frederick Ngo’s Clay Pot Dinner at Jimmy’s Seafood & Steak

Featured photo: Chilean sea bass prepared in a traditional Vietnamese “clay pot” method by Chef Frederick Ngo of Jimmy’s Steak & Seafood. Photo by Jim Noetzel.  Whenever I’m attempting to sum up what I find so special about Shreveport-Bossier’s food scene, I always end up circling the idea that this place is really, truly unpredictable. …

Bún bò Hue and more at Sportsmans’ Paradise Café and Noodle Bar

Photo Note: Tommy Lee, an extremely talented Vietnamese chef who trained in New Orleans’ high-end Asian restaurants, prepares Vietnamese cuisine for customers at Noodle Bar. “It’s not as popular as pho, but it has an incredible flavor.” That’s how my server described Bún bò Huế, a spicy beef, lemongrass and noodle soup served at Noodle Bar …

Ring in the New Year any way you like

In just a few days many of us will bid farewell to 2012 and welcome in a brand new year with music, dancing, a toast, food or some combination of all the above. The question is: where’s the party?  Everywhere, if you’re in Shreveport-Bossier. The options for New Year’s Eve parties are plentiful and we’ve …

Saturday sounds to feature blues, country, soul and more

Get ready for a big weekend in Shreveport-Bossier and not just because of the big football game between La. Tech University and Texas A&M University. This Saturday night, Oct. 13, there’s lots of live music going on and you don’t have to wander too far to find it. Check out some of these upcoming shows: …

Windstorm to jam at the Port City Classic party

Nothing sets game day off like a good tailgating party and this year’s Port City Classic fans, as well as music lovers, are in for a big treat. The Grambling State University Tailgate Party, which is set for noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 1, will feature a live concert with Shreveport’s own, Windstorm. The popular …

C&C Cafe: Earth, Wind, Fire and Gravy

I heard the story from someone who heard the story, so it could very well have been exaggerated in the process of re-telling. But, the way I heard it, pop music legends Earth, Wind and Fire walked into C&C Cafe on Milam Street recently and ordered up a few plate lunches. They were so impressed …

Stick to Your Ribs: Silver Star Smokehouse in Bossier City

Positioned, as we are, at the Texas-Louisiana border, Shreveport-Bossier had better offer some outstanding barbeque. Texans are undoubtedly our most frequent visitors, and they certainly know their way around a rib plate. So it is something of a curiosity that Shreveport-Bossier really has no established king of pitmasters, no go-to barbeque joint of record. If …

Shreveport-Bossier Residents Closer Than They Know to Cruisin’ Down the Red

The Spirit of the Red River Cruise runs March 1 through November 1 along the Red River in Shreveport-Bossier. Did you know that there is a cruise right here in Shreveport-Bossier? Area residents don’t have to travel far to enjoy a cruise anytime during the months of March to November. The Spirit of the Red …

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