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LIVE music, MMA fights, and Magic; Friday night is loaded with things to do in Shreveport/Bossier

  • Joel Rodgers

There’s always something to do, there’s always great music, there’s always fun events, and we’ll always promote our cities’ talent.

Here’s what on tap for Friday night;

Dan Smalley and his band are coming in from Nashville to play their first Homecoming Show since moving away a year ago. The show will take place at Strange Brew Friday night at 9. Event page click here.


Over at Bear’s Punk, hip-hop, and hardcore will collide in this epic event taking place at Bear’s on Fairfield. Fresh EnterpriseFresh Enterprise/Old Flames/Feral Daughters @ BEAR’S

That show is also at 9. Don’t miss out.


Over at The Port Grill, magic is sure to amaze. John Mott started his career as a magician over 30 years ago doing children’s magic. His love and interest in magic has led him into becoming a professional magician and mentalist showcasing both his close-up and stage magic skills. John has performed close-up magic in restaurants in Illinois and Florida as well as festivals, wedding receptions, special events, college groups, corporate events, and special interest groups. With an advanced degree in Applied Behavioral Science, John Mott has strong credentials in understanding behavior and cognitive thinking. Understanding psychology is paramount in providing challenging magic and Mentalism.
John has been fortunate to learn from some of the greatest magicians and mentalists in the world including Jeff McBride, Ross Johnson, Eugene Burger, Michael Ammar, Johnny Ace Palmer, Richard Osterlind, and Banachek. John has taught Magic and Mentalism at Sarasota County Technical Institute, lectured at national magic conventions and took 3rd place in the Florida State Magicians competition.

Show starts at 7.

Event page click here


Horseshoe Casino Riverdome will host American Kombat Alliance Rite of Passage 4. See professional and amateur MMA Fights including several fighters from our area. Fights start at 7 but the doors open at 6.


Over at The Bar Chord LIVE music starts at 9. Logan Lewis is back. Come enjoy another great night of music from a great local artist.






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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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