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KTBS-3 Freedom Fest Finale

July 4, 2020

For 10 years, KTBS, along with our sponsors, has brought you the biggest celebrations of our freedom in Shreveport-Bossier. Our 11th year will be like none other! While COVID-19 has changed the social landscape of our country, it is our goal to provide hope for brighter days and a celebration of overcoming one of the most difficult times in our history.

The 2020 Freedom Fest Finale headliner will be the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra in a concert like none other. KTBS, in partnership with the Shreveport Symphony, conductor Michael Butterman, and 42 members of the orchestra, will present a virtual symphonic production with several patriotic compositions. KTBS’ Production Department will compile the musical performances into a unique virtual concert.

The Symphony concert will be played throughout the evening in a televised production including performances from Charity Gayle of Houston, Betty Lewis of Shreveport, and KTBS’ own Linnea Allen.

In addition to these festivities, Barksdale Air Force Base will fly a B52 across the skies covering Natchitoches, Shreveport-Bossier, and Texarkana. Fireworks displays will fire from eight locations across the ArkLaTex including Natchitoches, Texarkana, Ruston, and several locations in Shreveport and Bossier. Viewers can watch the fireworks at 9:15 pm live on KTBS and KPXJ-CW21.

The entire televised Freedom Fest Finale will air on KTBS beginning at 5:30 pm on July 4th and shall be hosted by Gerry May and Linnea Allen.

Presented by Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Homes and finale sponsors City of Shreveport, Brookshire's Grocery, Bossier Police Jury and Caddo Commission.

Fireworks locations include:
Stoner Boat Launch in Shreveport
State Fair of Louisiana Fairgrounds in Shreveport
Northwood Hills Golf Course in Blanchard, La.
Cypress Baptist Church in Benton, La.
Texarkana United in Texarkana
Natchitoches Historic District in Natchitoches, La.
Temple Baptist Church in Ruston, La.
South Shreveport

We look forward to bringing you more information as details develop. Check back often to for updated details.

KTBS-3 Freedom Fest Finale