If you look at Shreveport's musical lineage, it's quite impressive. From Faron Young and Leadbelly to the Seratones and iwrestledabearonce, the quality and diversity of music to come out of this city is quite impressive. To help Shreveport learn more about its musical past and to celebrate its amazing history, there is a big musical festival happening in downtown Shreveport this weekend.

The 3rd Annual ArkLaTex Music Heritage will take over three days this weekend  (Friday through Sunday) at Downtown's Festival Plaza. The event is free to the public and will feature over 70 musical acts playing everything from gospel to blues to rock and roll.

Most of the musicians taking the stage this year are from the ArkLaTex...hailing from Shreveport-Bossier, East Texas and Southern Arkansas. You can see the full list of bands and set times below. For more information, visit the Festival's Facebook page.

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

FRIDAY (5-11 p.m.)

STAGE 1

  • 5-5:45 p.m.: Teddy & the PoBoys
  • 6-6:45 p.m.: Floyd Grigsby
  • 7-7:45 p.m.: Trilogy
  • 8-8:30 p.m.: awards ceremony with Loveable Larry Ryan as master of ceremonies and presenting Jay Davis, Robinhood Brian’s, Buddy Flett, Donnie Opperman, Garrett Jacobs and former "American Idol" contestant Natalie Hanson.
  • 8:45-10:15 p.m.: Johnny Earthquake & the Moondogs
  • 10:30 p.m.-midnight: Mid Southern Roots

STAGE 2 (Depot Stage)

  • 5-5:45 p.m.: Tambria Adams Band
  • 6-6:45 p.m.: Cheridy Adams
  • 7-7:45 p.m.: Leanne Bridges Band
  • 8-8:45 p.m.: Iron Priest
  • 9-10:15 p.m.: Social Brigade
  • 10:30 p.m.-midnight: Kulture Kill

SATURDAY (10 a.m.-11 p.m.)

STAGE 1

  • 10-11:45 a.m.: KID’S MUSIC WORKSHOP
  • Noon-12:45 p.m.: Cheridy Adams
  • 1-1:45 p.m.: Flashback
  • 2-2:45 p.m.:One Day Closer
  • 3-3:45 p.m.: Robin Beach & Four Score
  • 4-4:45 p.m.: Shane Pons
  • 5-5:45 p.m.: Kent Gill & the Brass Tacks Band
  • 6-6:45 p.m.: Michael Garvin & The Groovadours
  • 7-7:45 p.m.: A.J. Casio Tribute w/Tony Casio & Joe Nadeau
  • 8-9:30 p.m.: ANXIOUS
  • 9:45-10:30 p.m.: Earshot Graffiti
  • 10:45 p.m.-midnight: Evoke the Speechless

STAGE 2 (Depot Stage)

  • 11-11:45 a.m.: Diego Kusko
  • Noon-12:45 p.m.: The Listed
  • 1-1:45 p.m.: Downtown Wave
  • 2-2:45 p.m.: Thrown Together
  • 4-4:45 p.m.: Bar None
  • 5-5:45 p.m.: Shane Metts Trio
  • 6-6:45 p.m.: County Switch
  • 7-7:45 p.m.: Rougarou
  • 8-8:45 p.m.: Terry Lynn & Mainstreet
  • 9-10:15 p.m.: In Good Condition
  • 10:30 p.m.-midnight: NUWMA

ACOUSTIC STAGE

  • Noon: Nick Garrett
  • 1 p.m.: John Gillispi
  • 2 p.m.: Hayden
  • 3 p.m.: Dylon & Dakota
  • 4 p.m.: Shain Kausey
  • 5 p.m.: Ramer-Gentry Duo
  • 6 p.m.:Codybeats
  • 7 p.m.: Tyler Vosbury
  • 8 p.m.: Blind Uncle Keith

SUNDAY (10 a.m.-6 p.m.)

STAGE 1

  • 10-11:45 a.m.: Eddie Giles & Salem Missionary Baptist Church
  • Noon-12:45 p.m.: Element of Peace
  • 1-1:45 p.m.: Tyler Vosbury Band
  • 2-2:45 p.m.: Bayou Blues Band
  • 3-3:45 p.m.: Landry & Company
  • 4-6 p.m.: LANCE LOPEZ BAND

STAGE 2 (Depot Stage)

  • 11-11:45 a.m.: Logan Wise
  • Noon-12:45 p.m.: NIQQ
  • 1-1:45 p.m.: The Intro
  • 2-2:45 p.m.: Skeleton Key
  • 3-3:45 p.m.: Syndicate
  • 4-4:45 p.m.: Eric Craig Band
  • 5-6 p.m.: Joshua Bell Band

ACOUSTIC STAGE

  • Noon: Joanne Nerrettig
  • 1 p.m.: Stephen Page
  • 2 p.m.: One Day Closer
  • 3 p.m.: Chris Tubbs
  • 4 p.m.: Victoria Wells
  • 5 p.m.: Lady & the Tramps