The Bourbon and Barbecue Festival is back for some bon temps

SHREVEPORT, La. (Ark-La-Tex Weekend) - Bourbon lovers will enjoy the return of the 2nd Annual Bourbon and Barbecue Festival happening on Saturday, June 11, 2022. The party starts at 3:00pm and lasts until 8:00pm at the Red River District in downtown Shreveport. Party under the bridge and try various bourbon samples and cocktails provided by Fatty Arbuckle’s Pub. Stooges Brass Band, one of the elite brass bands from New Orleans, comes to town for the musical entertainment.

Four barbecue competitors compete for Best Ribs, Best Brisket, and People’s Choice. The competitors are Hives Barbeque, Bad Wolf BBQ, Triple J BBQ, and a newly formed barbecue team with local chefs Gabriel Balderas of Zuzul and El Cabo Verde and Sione Maumalanga of Ono Hawaiian Grill. Attendees of the festival will get to sample each barbecue and bourbon offering and vote on their favorite barbecue. The winning pitmaster will win a trophy and a cash prize.

General admission tickets are available for $75. VIP tickets are sold out. The Red River District will be open to all ages, however festival ticket holders must be ages 21 and up.

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Robert Streeter

Robert Streeter

Lead content producer for the Ark-La-Tex Weekend as well as Creative Services Producer.