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Bourbon and Barbeque Festival

April 10, 2021

Join us for the first-ever Bourbon & Barbecue Festival featuring the best bourbons Shreveport has to offer, served up with a tasting of the best BBQ by local chefs and grill masters. There will be 16 competitors, 8 bourbon cocktail artists and 8 barbecue pitmasters competing for the People’s Choice titles and $1,500.

Attendees of the Bourbon & Barbeque Festival will get to sample each barbecue offering and bourbon cocktail while listening to live music from local band, Easy Money and Grammy Award-winning New Orleans group Rebirth Brass Band on the main stage under the Texas Street bridge. Commerce Street will be filled with local products and vendors that complement bourbon and barbecue.

Tickets are on sale now for $35 for general admission and $100 for VIP. VIP ticket holders will have access to the VIP lounge with premium seating near the stage and exclusive bourbons and food spread. The Red River District will be open to all ages, however, festival ticket holders must be ages 21 and up.

Bourbon and Barbeque Festival