Highland Jazz and Blues Festival returns Sept. 16 

The nineteenth annual Highland Jazz & Blues Festival Presented by Louisiana Healthcare Connections will be held Saturday, September 16, 2023 in Shreveport’s Historic Highland neighborhood at Columbia Park. With music and fun for everyone, the festival will include nine bands playing from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm on two stages. This FREE music festival is a gift to the community from the Highland Area Partnership.  

This year’s music lineup features musicians from our community and beyond. Local favorite, Grammy nominated vocalist/guitarist, Buddy Flett will kick-off the festival on the Pavilion Stage. More performances throughout the day on two stages will include Shreveport Regional Jazz Ensemble, De’Lontrell Thomas, Twang Darkly, Co-op Mode, Full on Pocket, Curtis Mills feat. Groove Minded, and Zach Edwards and The Medicine. Rounding out the day is the headlining act, J and The Causeways, a juggernaut ensemble that formed at the legendary Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans with an endless energy of soul/R&B music. In addition to the stellar lineup, local school music groups, including the Creswell Elementary Blazin’ Beatz Bucket Drum Team, will perform between sets. 

Pavilion Stage 

11:00 am – Buddy Flett 
12:15 pm – Shreveport Regional Jazz Ensemble 
1:30 pm – Curtis Mills feat. Groove Minded 
3:00 pm – Zach Edwards and The Medicine  

4:30 pm – J and The Causeways 

BOM Gazebo Stage 

11:30 am – De’Lontrell Thomas 
1:00 pm – Twang Darkly 
2:30 pm – Co-op Mode 
4:00 pm – Full on Pocket 

In addition to the music and art, there will be more than 70 food and art vendors onsite and a Children’s Area sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana with multiple activities planned throughout the afternoon. There will also be a designated Pet Area sponsored by Heavenly Acres for Pets  for your furry friends. A FREE shuttle will run to Columbia Park approximately every 30 minutes from Mall St. Vincent in the north corner near Dillard’s.  

More information coming soon about festival weekend activities. Visit their website at www.highlandjazzandblues.org.  

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Paul Savage, Jr.

Paul Savage, Jr. is a graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana and is the owner, founder, & designer of Savage Creative Solutions. Savage Creative Solutions is a full-service, integrated marketing agency headquartered in Shreveport, LA with a growing national footprint across multiple industries. Savage is a local marketing and communication professional, entrepreneur, and accomplished author. His debut memoir, "Diary of A Testicular Cancer Survivor," has been featured on Amazon's best-seller list.

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