In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

33rd Annual Let the Good Times Roll Festival

The Annual Let the Good Times Roll Festival is back in action!  This is the 33rd year for the festival with new performers, artists, celebrity guests, good food and much more.  This annual Juneteenth festival will take place mid June in downtown Shreveport’s Festival Plaza.  The festival celebrates African American culture and heritage.  There will be non-stop live music, arts and crafts, regional food vendors, health and fitness, and activities.  Rho Omega & Friends, Inc. Organization is designed to teach young men principles such as leadership, maturity and perseverance. They are the presenters of the festival and the proceeds raised will benefit programs like Omega Lamplighters.

First, the festival kicks off Friday night.  There will be performances by Southern Soul Zydeco band featuring Crystal Thomas, TK Soul, Keith Frank and Soileau Zydeco Band.  On Saturday, it is a jam packed day starting in the morning with Let the Good Times Roll Festival 5k run followed with a black nurses rock health fair.  Cost to register for the 5k is $15- 30 dollars.  For more information and to sign up, go to and search for “Let the Good Times Roll” on the website.  That evening, there will be live music headliners which include classic hip hop duo Whodini, R&B crooner Jon B, a tribute to soul icon Sam Cooke performed by Carla Cooke, up-and-coming R&B singer Kenny Iko, and singer and reality TV star Azia. On Sunday, there will be a gospel showcase by Rev. Bertrand M. Bailey Jr., and performances by “King of the Trailride Blues” Jeter Jones, R&B singer Tony Terry, and singer and reality star Keke Wyatt, and Houston rapper Bun B.

While you are enjoying the live music and entertainment, grab a bite to eat.  At the festival, there will be have food vendors with popular food items like barbecue, friend seafood, sweet treats, and much more.  In addition, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be on tap.  General admission for the festival is $10 per day or get a deal for a $25 weekend pass for all three days. Similarly, there are VIP seating and passes for $40 available for purchase at  In conclusion, you don’t want to miss this awesome event!

Related topic: Check out the African American culture at the Southern University Museum of Art in Shreveport.