SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The Red River Revel Festival is a nonprofit organization which supports art, music, and food in Shreveport for over 40 years.

The 47th annual arts festival is scheduled for September 30 – October 8, 2023.

Organizers shared a taste of what you can expect during Revel 47.

Beginning with the artwork designed by Shreveport-based architect Mike Mcswain. The promo poster showcases a futuristic feel surrounding the historic monuments of Festival Plaza.

“A fun playful look into the future, I’m an eternal optimist, I feel like our future is going to be bright,” said owner of Architect LLC, Mike Mcswain.

Revel organizers announced an addition to their community partners which now includes Sci-Port Discovery Center. Festival attendees can expect to see Sci-Port as a program activity and an added exhibit throughout the festival.

Revel 47 will expand by utilizing a portion of the Sci-Ports building for the children and family programs. This would be referred to as the Discovery Maker Zone or DMZ

They also look to bring back the vintage sports bar.

As for the music line-up, you can expect to see a mix of performances from various genres including local artists.

The majority of performers are current touring artists putting new music out in 2023.

“The direct opposite of what we programmed last year. Last year I characterized a lot of nostalgia and a little bit of new and this year is a direct opposite. This year we have current touring artists,” said Logan Lewis, Director of Red River Revel.

The line-up includes artists like Paul Cauthen, Eric Gales, and Here Come the Mummies.