National and Local Acts Team Up for Music Festival

New Orleans' Royal Teeth headlines this year's Music Prize festival in Shreveport in October.

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The Music Prize, an independent music festival and competition held in downtown Shreveport will host its fifth annual event, Oct. 5-7 with four local bands and eight national bands. 

Music prize festivities will begin with the Locals Only Showcase held at Voodoo Café, 622 Commerce Street, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5. Four local bands – Rella, Ricky Latt, Star Chamber and The Wall Chargers – will compete for a place in the Friday night music showcase alongside Atlanta’s Larkin Poe and 2016’s Music Prize winner, The Bristol Hills. The Friday, Oct. 6 showcase will take place at 8 p.m. at 700 Texas Street in downtown Shreveport. On Saturday night, Music Prize attendees will get an up close and personal experience with Music Prize headliner and New Orleans pop sensation, Royal Teeth. Bonnaroo 2017 breakout performer Walker Lukens (Austin, TX) will also perform on Saturday night with The Belle Game (Vancouver), *Repeat Repeat (Nashville, TN) and others. Saturday night’s main event will begin at 7 p.m. at 700 Texas Street. 

“This is definitely the most exciting lineup we’ve ever had,” said Music Prize Founder Gregory Kallenberg. “If you’re into live music and want to discover the next great indie band, then you need to be a part of the Music Prize.”

Tickets start at $40 for the entire weekend. All-access wristbands are also available for $75. The Locals Only Showcase is limited to ages 21 and up, but Friday and Saturday night’s mainstage events are open to all ages. For schedule information or to purchase tickets, visit 
Past installments of the Music Prize have played host to indie music darlings Beach Slang, Polyphonic Spree, K. Flay, and Shreveport’s own AJ Haynes of Seratones, the winner of the 2013 Music Prize. 

For a complete schedule of performances and more information, visit For more information on planning a visit to Shreveport-Bossier, visit or call the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau at 1-800-551-8682. For a complete schedule of upcoming events in Shreveport-Bossier, visit

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