SHREVEPORT, La.—Topped by R&B singer Keke Wyatt, the live music lineup for Shreveport's 33rd annual Let the Good Times Roll Festival celebrates African American culture today through Sunday in honor of Juneteenth.
Held at Festival Plaza, this year's festival features Southern soul and zydeco tonight with TK Soul (dubbed "The Bad Boy of Southern Soul"), Crystal Thomas, and Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco Band. Saturday's eclectic lineup includes everything from a Sam Cooke tribute by Carla Cooke to a performance by rapper (and reality TV personality from BET's "Hustle in Brooklyn") Azia. Add to that hip-hop in Whodini and R&B singers Jon B and Kenny Iko.
On Sunday, Wyatt and Houston rapper Bun B top the bill, along with Shreveport-based Front Cover and Jeter Jones ("King of the Trailride Blues"). A gospel showcase highlights the talents of Rev. Bertrand M. Bailey Jr., Kim Lumzy and Crystal Aikin that day.
Vendors bring everything from barbecue to sweets at this festival presented by Rho Omega & Friends, which is raising money for the youth leadership program Omega Lamplighters.
General admission tickets cost $10, or it's $25 for a weekend pass. They're available at Eventbrite.com. More info: RhoOmega.com.