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Sadly, the pandemic made Shreveport's new Bourbon and Barbeque Festival hit the breaks for a while. However, it's back for 2022 and organizers say it'll be better than ever!

The 2nd Annual Bourbon and Barbecue Festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 11, 2022, in the Red River District in downtown Shreveport from 3 - 8 pm.

You had us at hello! Bourbon AND BBQ? We'll see you there! I'll admit, when I first saw this even pop up, I immediately assumed this was something that was happening in Texas. After all, while we're known for great cajun, creole, and seafood here in Louisiana, Texas seems to own the 'great bbq' image.

Well, we're apparently making strides when it comes to our barbeque here in Louisiana, hence, the 2nd Annual Bourbon and Barbeque Festival that's coming to downtown Shreveport next month. All too often in our area, people are afraid to start something new because of the uncertainty of whether or not locals will support it. I'm so glad the organizers behind this festival took a leap of faith, even if the pandemic slowed you down a bit. Trust me, I'll be there to sample your goodies!

General admission tickets are $75 and for that price, you'll get to sample all of the different bourbon and bbq samples from the competitors. VIP tickets are $125 and upgrade you to a private VIP area and air conditioning. You'll also get some exclusive sampling opportunities as well. It goes without saying that this is a 21+ event. They'll be announcing more information soon, including the competitors for each category, entertainment, etc... We'll keep you posted as we get more info!

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