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80’s themed ‘Pardi Gras’ ready to roll

First annual event to be held in downtown Shreveport

  • Joel Rodgers

King cake, floats, masks, beads, and fun! Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Mardi Gras is the biggest party in Louisiana. It’s an atmosphere like no other and new Mardi Gras event is coming to Shreveport.

If you love Mardi Gras and you LOVE the 80’s you’ll more than LOVE this event.

Mardi Gras lovers from all over can ‘bead’ apart of the first annual “Pardi Gras”, Friday night January 11th at 8 pm in downtown Shreveport. The Silver Lake Ballroom on 900 Market Street will host this first ever event and proceeds from the “Pardi Gras” event will be divided equally and divided to the Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana, Louisiana Association for the Blind, and the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana.


Here’s what you can expect; The event will feature multiple venue rooms, each decked out with cool themes and unique entertainment, including the headlining band, “The Molly Ringwalds”.

If you’ve never seen the Molly Ringwalds, I suggest it. They’re an 80’s cover band, and because “Pardi Gras” is an 80’s themed event, guests are encouraged to put on their best colorful, bold, and in some cases, outrageous 80’s attire.

The event will also serve food and provide multiple cash bars.

Tickets for the 1st annual Pardi Gras can be purchased here.

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Joel Rodgers

Joel Rodgers joined RSHV News 1 in January 2018 as a reporter/journalist. Prior to joining our team, Joel spent the previous 5 years as a morning show reporter, entertainment reporter, and sports reporter for a local television station. At 6’5”, he's the tallest reporter in the history of Shreveport, but it’s more than just his height that makes this Shreveport native stand out. His editing skills combined with his love for storytelling makes for a creative and talented addition to the RSHV News 1 team. After attending and graduating from Evangel Christian Academy, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern State University. Joel is very active in the Shreveport community having won several competitions in recent years. In 2017, he danced his way to victory in the annual Susan G. Komen event, “Dancing for the Cure." He’s also won the “Mudbug Madness” Crawfish eating contest in back-to-back years and was named the top celebrity chef at the “Louisiana Food Prize” cooking competition. If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say "hey" - you can do so by emailing Joel Rodgers at jrodgers@realshreveport.com

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