Celebrate the return of Shreveport’s own Seratones Saturday, May 21st from 5-9 p.m. The all-ages celebration will highlight the band’s release of Get Gone, an album already receiving rave reviews internationally, and will be held in the 700 Block of Texas Street in Downtown Shreveport.
Food and beverage (non-alcoholic options available) may be purchased from food trucks and local vendors. Opening the block party’s free show will be music acts Hwy Lions, Blood Punch and Josh October and the Wool. The Seratones will headline the show.
Seratones frontwoman AJ Haynes says, “Downtown Shreveport has a special place in my heart– from shows at Soundstage, to practicing at Tipitina’s, to visiting with our beloved Big D at Big D’s BBQ spot– it feels like home. We’re so glad to share our music with our friends and family and can’t wait to see Downtown Shreveport continue to grow and evolve.”
Downtown Shreveport Block Party
(Intersection of Louisiana and Texas Street—Downtown Shreveport)
Saturday, May 21st: 5- 9 p.m.
5:00 p.m. Blood Punch
6:00 p.m. Hwy Lions
7:00 p.m. Josh October and the Wool
8:00 p.m. Seratones
The block party, which is open to the public, is a vibrant sign of things to come as downtown Shreveport comes alive with new activity – from new living space and dining options, to entertainment and arts activities. The Lofts at 624, slated for completion in the coming months, will present new residential, commercial and retail options including Rhino Coffee, Season’s Salon and Rock-N-Sake – a truly comprehensive experience. The Lofts at 624 will also have an open, two-story atrium available to host business or social gatherings. The public is invited to enter the newly renovated space from the Texas Street entrance to view the renovation progress and interior of the former Sears Building.
“It feels like a good time to live in Shreveport and have the chance to be a part of its downtown’s rebirth. Coming from a much bigger city, I love seeing that this area has so much going on and a great energy about it,” says Bruce Clark, a future tenant at the Lofts @ 624.
Popular local coffee house Rhino Coffee will bring their much loved food and coffee to Downtown as a corner tenant of the Lofts @ 624. “There has been tremendous excitement behind Downtown in recent years and we’re looking forward to being a part of further realizing the vision of an active, vibrant place to live, work and play,” says Rhino Coffee Owner Andrew Crawford.
The Tipitina’s Foundation, founded by Lofts at 624 developers Roland and Mary von Kurnatowski, supports the Music Co-Op Shreveport, a place for musicians of all ages and all levels to network, rehearse, learn business skills and gain experience in the world of audio and video production, and has been the rehearsal location for Seratones when in the Port City. The Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC), founded in 1976, “Imagines That!” by developing, promoting, and maximizing access to the Arts in Northwest Louisiana (NWLA).
Texas Street, between Common and Louisiana will be shut down to accommodate the block party.
About Lofts at 624
The Lofts @ 624 is Shreveport’s first Downtown mixed use development featuring 48 market rate apartments, restaurants like Rhino Coffee and Rock-n-Sake, services like Season’s Salon and Katherine Gaiennie Photography as well as many other commercial and office tenants. The 135,000 square foot development puts 3 historic buildings back into service after 35 plus years of vacancy in these buildings.
About Tipitina’s Foundation
Founded by Mary and Roland Von Kurnatowski, Tipitina’s Foundation supports Louisiana and New Orleans’ irreplaceable music community and preserves the state’s unique musical cultures through its four main programs, which include Instruments A Comin’, an ongoing program that has placed millions of dollars’ worth of musical instruments in Louisiana school band programs, Sunday Youth Music Workshops, an ongoing series of workshops where students of all ages play and learn with some of the region’s best musicians on the legendary stage at Tipitina’s Uptown club, Tipitina’s Internship Program, an after school jazz and digital recording program under the artistic direction of Donald Harrison, Jr. and Tipitina’s Music Office Co-Ops, a statewide network of workforce development and job skills training centers for musicians, filmmakers and other media professionals.
About Shreveport Regional Arts Council
Founded in 1976, the Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC) “Imagines That!” by developing, promoting, and maximizing access to the Arts in Northwest Louisiana (NWLA) through:
- Arts in Education: Curriculum-based visual, music and theatre instruction in all Caddo/Bossier Schools.
- ArtBreak: Annual showcase of Visual, Literary and Performing Arts programs in Caddo and Bossier Schools
- Artspace: Shreveport’s center for the creation and presentation of all Arts.