We’re moving into the final weekend of the 44th annual Red River Revel, but the fun isn’t letting up. Thursday and Friday, the Revel is open for lunch starting at 11 am. Admission is free for lunch and until 5:30 both days; go by to eat, peruse art and listen to music!

LOADS of great music still to come including Chase Bryant, Macy Kate, the Joanitones, Buddy Flett, Celtica Pipes Rock and The Seratones.

OODLES of wonderful art for you to peruse and buy including a brand new Emerging Artist space!

FOOD that will make you full just thinking about it! (No, we’re wrong. You really need to eat it…and there are so many options from which to choose!)

CHILDREN’S Activities abound and a lot of them are free!

There’s just no reason not to go and go again! Remember that on Thursday and Friday, admission is free until 5:30 pm. After that and on Saturday and Sunday, admission is $5.

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Recently, RRR executive director Christy Long told me that folks don’t seem to realize what an amazing musical line up the Revel provides every year. She is right. If you take away the dozens of talented visual artists, the long list of food and beverage items, the myriad children’s activities, the Revel run and all the other fun Revel events, you are left with a Kick A** Music Festival with the best of local groups and an incredible combination of new and emerging national artists. The Revel Music Line Up ROCKS.

Where else can you go to hear Celtic Rock, Gypsy Punk Country Grumble Boogi, & Americana in the same night while swigging a Coca-Cola, slamming a Funnel Cake and topping it all off with a Grilled Pork Chop Sandwich? (We know that’s out of order, but it’s the Revel and you are encouraged to eat dessert first)! Where else can you go to be a part of the Album Release party for Shreveport’s own (but now nationally-known) Seratones?

Where indeed can you hear the likes local faves like Buddy Flett and The Joanitones, on the same stages with Bishop Gunn and Macy Kate? You can hear them ALL on the stages at the Revel. You MUST check out the Music Lineup Here. Seriously. You Must. 

We think the Revel would be good to add ‘cot rental’ to their list of options so that true music lovers can just camp out for the entire week, all the better to have great seats for these truly amazing concerts, all included in the ridiculously low Revel admission price.

MORE Revel Information- All you could ever want to know in one place:

Hours- Saturdays, 9/28 and 10/5 – 11am – 10pm, Sundays, 9/29 & 10/6 – 11am – 7pm
Mon – Wed, 9/30-10/2 – 5pm – 9pm, Thurs – Fri, 10/3 & 10/4 – 11am – 10pm. Come have lunch at the Revel on Thursday and Friday!

Free Parking at the Railyard lot on Lake Street and the lower level between SciPort and Waterway Commission buildings.  The Regions Tower parking garage is also available on Saturdays and Sundays from 8a – 10p.

Admission:  $5 general admission / Kids 12 & under free w/paid adult / $10 for a 9-day Reveler pass / follow us on social media for daily admission specials. FREE to enter for lunch on Thursday and Friday!

Children’s Area activities: Free activities include the Ochsner LSU Health System’s Obstacle Course, Shriners Mini Clinic, Library Land, a Mock Geological Dig, Artist for a Day, RR Quilters Sew Day (closing weekend only), and the famous Brookshire’s Mini Grocery Store.  Other activities that charge a nominal fee: Fanci Facez, Red Herring Escape Room, Sand Art, and Bounce Houses. Duvall’s Amusements, located in the Overlook area will have multiple rides and activities that vary in price, or you can purchase a $20 wristband and ride all day!

Food Options are posted on the website.  New groups this year (non-profit): Veteran Outdoors serving boiled shrimp, gator balls, and tornado ribbon fries & Hollywood #79 serving a grilled pork chop sandwich and the popular Kool-Aid Pickle!!  New food items: Kaleidoscopadilla and two more cool dillas, Mardi Gras Waffles, Cowboy Tacos, a Falcon Freeze, and more.  Revel favorites are funnel cakes, Natchitoches meat pies, muffuletta pizza, and chicken and waffles.

Over 80 visual artists from across the country will display and sell their creations in 15 mediums. Emerging Artists – a new space with 32 emerging artists throughout the Revel!  Eight artists rotate Sat/Sun, Mon-Weds, Th/Fri, and Sat/Sun.  Cool, new, exciting!

Photo Op Spots!  We will have random photo ops mixed in among the artist booths – find them all and take your Christmas photo at the SBCTB-sponsored Santa’s Sleigh Photo Op Spot.

SPORTS BARS!  Revel 44 will have TWO Sports Bars full of refreshing adult beverages and sports/games on multiple TVs, one in the artist/Depot area and one near the Chase Stage!

The US ARMY will have a massive, interactive display near admission three (lower level).  Camp Gladiator, Cutco, Alexander Art Studio, and the NE TX Tourism Bureau will all be here showing off their assets, too!

Revel Run – annual 5k/15k, Saturday October 5thhttps://runsignup.com/Race/LA/Shreveport/RevelRun