Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
The Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, built in the 1920s, is the former home of The Louisiana Hayride and has been named a National Historic Landmark. Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Johnny Horton, Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Bobbie "Blue" Bland and B.B. King are just a few of the acts that went on to stardom after performing on The Louisiana Hayride. Perhaps the most prominent performer to begin his career on the stage made his performance debut October 16th, 1954. That is when the world was introduced to Elvis Presley!
The Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, today, is host to a variety of events that interest the entire community, which include, sporting events, touring acts, live local concerts, and family shows.