The 10th Annual Shreveport Blues and Southern Soul Festival will be held, 5-11 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 1 at Festival Plaza in downtown Shreveport. The festival will include live performances by Southern Soul artists including LatimoreTill1BenitoJoJo ReedRicky White, and Magic OneAdvance tickets are available now for $25 each, but we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to a lucky 20× reader.

RSVP to the festival’s official Facebook event here.

To enter, just send an e-mail to with the subject line “Let’s Straighten It Out” before 8 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 26. These are general admission tickets that have no resale value and may not be traded, sold or exchanged. A winner will be selected at random from among all eligible entries and notified sometime during the day on Aug. 26 by e-mail. The winner will need to be able to pick-up the tickets in person in downtown Shreveport.

Check out our interview with festival consultant Anouk Brumfield for details on the music lineup, food and drink vendors, and more ticket giveaways:

“Not only will you get great entertainment, we’ll have great food and drink as well,” Brumfield said in the interview. “It’s going to be a family-friendly event with something for everyone.”

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