Shreveport, Louisiana. 17-19 June

Great Food, Music & Culture

Make plans for Louisiana's largest Juneteenth event while enjoying live entertainment, delicious Festival food and so much more! Take advantage of Shreveport/Bossier hotel packages with special rates, LTGTRFest® is sure to be a fun and enjoyable weekend experience for your whole family!



Big names, high-energy music performances, empowering speakers and day parties.



All of the BIGGEST names in music on one stage from Rap, R&B, to Blues.



Headliners include SWV & Slick Rick. And a host of mainstage performers.


Rho Omega and Friends presents the Let The Good Times Roll Festival® every year on Juneteenth weekend celebrating the culture, music, art, fashion, and unity of the African American community in our area. Bringing you a weekend full of Local, Regional, and National music artist entertaining more than 25,000 patrons every year. This weekend highlights the growth of the community and provides funding for the youth mentoring program Omega Lamplighters.

June 17, - Critton-Lester Stage Hosted by Cumulus Media/GO Dj Chris
North Louisiana Juneteenth Parade
Critton/Lester Stage
Downtown Shreveport
Join us for the inaugural Juneteenth Parade located in Downtown Shreveport. An evening of family, friends, and fun. Bring your cameras, chairs, blankets, pillows, and most of all, your love. We'll have everything else set up and waiting for your arrival. Family reunions are encouraged!
Port City All Star Band
Critton/Lester Stage - Live Band
Best In The World
Attorney Felicia M. Hamilton National Anthem
Critton/Lester Stage - Lift Every Voice and Sing Charita Hagans/Poetic X
Attorney Profile
Felicia M Hamilton is the principal attorney of the Law Offices of Felicia M. Hamilton LLC in Shreveport. The firm's practice areas include criminal law, personal injury, family law, wills, successions, real estate and contract review. An avid volunteer, Ms. Hamilton regularly hosts workshops throughout the community to educate the public on various topics including expungements, credit, wills, and successions.

Attorney Hamilton is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Georgia & Arkansas. Additionally, she holds Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Arbitrator & Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation. The firm's practice areas include criminal law, personal injury, family law, wills, successions, real estate and contract review. An avid volunteer, Ms. Hamilton regularly hosts workshops throughout the community to educate the public on various topics including expungements, credit, wills, and successions. Ms. Hamilton also served as a city Prosecutor with the City of Shreveport.

Before opening her law practice, Ms. Hamilton negotiated, sold, and developed commercial real estate on behalf of the world's largest retailer, Walmart Stores, Inc. and also, worked as a Controller for companies in Washington, DC and Atlanta, GA. Attorney Hamilton is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Georgia & Arkansas. Additionally, she holds Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Arbitrator & Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designations. She earned her B.A. degree in Accounting from Dillard University, M.B.A. degree from University of Phoenix and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Southern University Law Center. Attorney Hamilton is a classically-trained pianist, jazz vocalist & church choir director. Learn More
BCam & Zydeco Young Bucks
Critton/Lester Stage - Zydeco
Artist Bio
B Cam & Zydeco Young Bucks Band brings a smooth blend of traditional and new school zydeco music. The band is extremely versatile and covers a variety of genres.
Critton/Lester Stage - R&B
Artist Bio
Critton/Lester Stage - R&B
Artist Bio
Chris Ardion & Nustep Zydeko
Critton/Lester Stage - Zydeko
Artist Bio
Critton/Lester Stage - Soul Singer
Artist Bio
Jawonn Smith, better known by his stage name J-Wonn, is a soul singer that hails from Jackson, MS and has built a name for himself following the release of his hit single “I Got This Record”. His love of Blues came from growing up around his mother and grandmother, who would often sing around the house. At the age of 13, J-Wonn began writing music of his own and went on to write for many Blues and Soul singers. One of his proudest writing credits came from penning a track for the legendary soul artist Lenny Williams. During high school, he was a member of a hip hop group that also included elements of R&B. The group gained an artist development deal and it helped Smith to learn a lot about navigating the music industry. It also gave him an opportunity to grow as an artist. Learn More
June 18, - Hosted by Cumulus Media - Celebrity Host Pink Lucy/DJ Lexx
Juneteenth 5-K Freedom Run/DJ Bryson
Festival Plaza
5-K Freedome Ride Details
Course Description: Race starts and finishes at the corner of Crockett Street and Commerce St. 101 Crockett St, Shreveport, LA. (Festival Plaza)Early Registration:

Early registration is $15.00 thru June 5th, $20.00 thru June 12, $25.00 thru Jun 17, $30.00 RACE DAY.

Packet Pick-up: You can pick up your packet early at Sportspectrum, 6970 Fern Avenue. Thursday June 16th from noon – 6:00 p.m., Friday June 17th from 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. After that you can pick up your packet at the race site between 7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. race morning.

Race Packet: Every pre-registered participant will receive an official 2022 LTGTR race T-shirt. Shirts will be limited to the first 100, so please register early.

Post Party: Join us after the race at the LTGTR festival site to enjoy exciting live entertainment, food, drinks and free entry into the festival with official race bib number.

Awards: Overall winner male & female will receive an award.

1st & 2nd place age group winners will receive awards.

Overall and runner-up in the Kids 5k will receive awards, 1st & 2nd in each kids age group will also receive awards.Age Groups: 5K Male & Female: 19-29,30-39,40-49,50-59,60-69,70+.

5k Kids Run: 8-under, 9-15, 16-18

Special Note: Under RRCA regulations, absolutely no baby joggers, strollers, bikes, skate devices.
Health Fair & Community Outreach/FREE Haircuts/COVID-19 Vaccinations & Incentives
Critton/Lester Stage - provided by SUSLA Allied Health Department
Health Fair
SUSLA Allied Health Department - The Division of Allied Health Sciences and Nursing is committed to providing the best possible allied health and nursing education at a reasonable cost.
Shreveport Farmer's Market
Festival Plazaprovided by Shreveport Farmers' Market
Learn More
Check out an informative video about our market! If you'd like to apply, all rules, prices, and the application are available at www.shreveportfarmersmarket.com. Thank you for your interest!
Soft Open
Critton/Lester Stage - Rho Omega & Friends, Inc.
Event Bio
A weekend-long celebration of African American culture, Let The Good Times Roll Festival® features performances by top names in soul, gospel, hip-hop and R&B. The Festival was named a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event because of its great line up of music, food and art booths.
The Murff Brothers
Critton/Lester Stage - Gospel
Artist Bio
Take a trip with The Murff Brothers Gospel Singers down "Memory Lane" as we remember some of the many songs and great cities and churches we've had the opportunity to perform in during our 41 years of singing.
Kim Lumzy & Friends
Critton/Lester Stage
Artist Bio
Welcome to the Official Fan Page of Kim Lumzy & Chosen Generation!! For booking contact: (318)202-9.
KC Madison/Funyanna
Critton/Lester Stage - R&B
Artist Bio
Award Presentation
Critton/Lester Stage - Awards
Presentation Bio
Divine Featuring Marcia Nelson
Critton/Lester Stage - R&B
Artist Bio
Sarah Gardner
Critton/Lester Stage - R&B
Artist Bio
Critton/Lester Stage - R&B
Artist Bio
In 1992, a trio of vocally talented women called SWV was introduced to the music world.

The RCA debut, It’s About Time, produced a string of top ten R&B hits including: “I’m So Into You,” “Right Here,” “Downtown,” “Weak,” and “You’re Always On My Mind.” This montage of musical success established the trio as a commercial force early in 1993. Teddy Riley mentored the group in honing their craft and sound and, as a result, produced the remix to the hit, “Right Here,” which featured samples of Michael Jackson’s hit. The partnership also produced another hit single, “Human Nature,” which topped the R&B charts at number one and popular charts at number two. SWV earned 11 Billboard Music Award nominations for its debut album.

In 1996, SWV returned to the music scene with another platinum album, New Beginning, which was preceded by the number one hit, “You’re the One” and The Neptune’s hit, “Use Your Heart.”

In 1997, SWV released its third album, Release Some Tension, which spawned several top ten hits including “Someone” featuring Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs as artist and producer; “Lose My Cool,” a rhythmic duet of SWV and rap artist Redman; “Rain” a trademark torch ballad written and produced by the first album collaborator, Brian Alexander Morgan; and the Timbaland produced song “Can We,” featuring Missy Elliot, which was featured on the ‘Booty Call’ movie soundtrack.

In the group’s career, SWV has received numerous accolades from its peers in the industry. In 1993, the debut album received nominations for a Grammy, American Music Award and Source Award. The group also won a Children’s Choice Award and a BET “Best of Video Soul” Award.

SWV disbanded in 1998 but reunited in 2005 and have hit the stage non-­stop, as a commitment to its fans to produce 90s-­esque hits.
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June 19, - Critton-Lester Stage Hosted by Cumulus Media/DJ Breeze
Soft Open
Critton/Lester Stage - Rho Omega & Friends, Inc.
Event Bio
A weekend-long celebration of African American culture, Let The Good Times Roll Festival® features performances by top names in soul, gospel, hip-hop and R&B. The Festival was named a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event because of its great line up of music, food and art booths.
Glorious Praise Singer of Shreveport/God's Plan
Critton/Lester Stage - Gospel
Artist Bio
This is a Gospel Quartet Group Located in Shreveport, La (GLORIOUS PRAISE SINGERS) “GPS” For info or booking Email us @Gloriouspraisesingers@gmail.com Follow: Instagram
Dandre/Nita Sweet/LaKesha/Tre'Jahn
Critton/Lester Stage - Gospel
Artist Bio
WildJBrown Experience+Dat DJ!!
Critton/Lester Stage - DJ
Artist Bio
As a DJ, J doesn’t just play music, he creates an unforgettable experience. This Louisiana native not only grew up in a musical region, he grew up in a musical home. His personal musical background helps him understand how each beat, each rhythm, each verse and each song comes together to create the perfect story to enhance your event. No matter the musical genre requested, Jeremy’s skillfulness and versatility makes him a crowd favorite for party goers of all backgrounds. Whether DJing for large parties, clubs, colleges, high schools, trail rides, small private events, young or mature audiences, he’s sure to make the event appropriate, fun, exciting, and most importantly memorable! WildJ is available for booking and ready to create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests
Muzikology The Band
Critton/Lester Stage - Live Band
Artist Bio
Live Band providing the sounds of Jazz, R&B, Pop, and Country Follow: Facebook
Critton/Lester Stage - R&B
Artist Bio
I created this cosmetic company to encourage women of color to discover, connect to and celebrate the beauty of our lineage. 💋 Specializing in Lipsticks, Liners & Lashes. Est. 2020 Learn More
Slick Rick
Critton/Lester Stage - Rap/Hip-Hop
Artist Bio
The only thing more iconic, interesting, and intriguing than the stories Slick Rick tells on wax might be his own. Lasting through four decades, six presidencies, and countless trends, he endures as “the most sampled hip-hop artist in history” with GRAMMY® Award nominations and numerous multiplatinum albums to his name. It’s why he remains synonymous with rap music, culture, and fashion. It’s why he counts some of the most influential people in the world as ardent admirers—whether it be Eminem declaring, “I’m just a product of Slick Rick” on 2020’s “Godzilla,” JAY-Z citing him as an inspiration on NETFLIX’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, A-list star Idris Elba signing him to his 7 Wallace UK imprint, Mark Ronson dissecting his work as part of a TED Talk, or Mariah Carey welcoming him on stage to perform their duet “Giving Me Life” during a sold-out show at Radio City Music Hall in 2019. It’s why rappers started to ditch jeans and oversized hoodies for high fashion—as WWD notes, “Slick Rick pioneered the merge of luxury and street.” It’s why no celebration is complete until somebody busts out “La-Di-Da-Di”, “Mona Lisa”, “Hey Young World” or “Children’s Story”.

And, here we go…

Born to Jamaican parents, the man named Ricky Walters emigrated from the posh side of London to The Bronx in 1976. After majoring in visual art at Fiorella H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art, he transferred his artistic tendencies to music. Alongside Doug E. Fresh, he cooked up “The Show” and “La Di Da Di.” The latter would be sampled, interpolated, and shouted out north of 800 times by 2020, spanning Snoop Dogg’s “Lodi Dodi” from 1993’s seminal Doggy Style through Jay Rock’s GRAMMY® Award-winning “King’s Dead” [feat. Future, Kendrick Lamar, & James Blake] from the chart-dominating Black Panther: The Album in 2018. Its long history includes nods by Mary J. Blige, Lauryn Hill, The Notorious B.I.G., Pusha T, and many more.

He made history as “the third artist signed to Def Jam Recordings” and “the most successful British-American rapper,” delivering an unimpeachable discography comprised of The Great Adventures of Slick Rick [1988], The Ruler’s Back [1991], Behind Bars [1994], and The Art of Storytelling [1999]. Not to mention, he teamed up with JAY-Z, Missy Elliott, OutKast, Jermaine Dupri, Mos Def, Common, and Aaliyah for blockbuster joint records. Meanwhile, Amy Winehouse, Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, J. Cole, and Big Sean have all referenced him in songs. VH-1 Hip Hop Honors celebrated him in 2008 and The Source ranked him in the Top 5 of its “Top 50 Lyricists of All Time.” Time and time again, he lived up to the titles of “Hip-Hop’s Greatest Storyteller” and, of course, “The Ruler.” Extending his presence, Rick’s growing filmography comprises ten movies and music videos such as “No Stylist” by French Montana and Drake.

His fly fashion sense is just as recognizable as his smooth flow and didactic bars. Dissecting his legendary look, WWD observed, “He still loves his Clarks Wallabees, which he customized with a platform sole, and he is still fond of big pieces of jewelry.” He starred in a high-profile MCM “POP-IN @ NORDSTROM” Campaign and collaborated with brands such as Puma, Ballys, Urban Outfitters, Odd Sox, and Optics, to name a few. Of course, he came in #1 on The 40 Flyest List “The Best Dressed Rappers Of All Time.” Would you expect anything else though, really?

Not only does he remain a pillar of the hip-hop community, but he also is entwined with the local and global communities. He co-sponsored The Bronx Youth Empowerment Program’s Christmas Charity Event for three years and fought homelessness alongside politicians in New York and Florida. He participated in will.i.am’s “TRANS4M” concert, which benefited the “I.AM.ANGEL FOUNDATION” to the tune of $2.4 million. The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture paid homage to him with a popular exhibition, and he claimed a place on The Bronx Walk of Fame as well as a street named after him in The Bronx. He works tirelessly against youth incarceration and poverty and supports children’s literacy initiatives and the current Black Lives Matter protests and movements.

In many ways, the story is just getting started. He will drop his first album in 21 years imminently and continues to collaborate with some of the most influential names in entertainment and fashion. The New York Times put it best with the headline, “Hip-Hop pioneer still has stories to tell.”

However, after all of these years, there’s still nothing like the story of Slick Rick. Learn More
Crystal Thomas
Critton/Lester Stage - Soulful Blues
Artist Bio
That's Positive! Crystal Thomas using her voice as a positive influence and as encouragement. She enjoys lifting people up to be better, love better, and live better. Lady Sings the Blues Crystal Thomas' songs are heartfelt, soulful arrangements that whet the appetite for more. Like a good gumbo, Crystal Thomas has all the right ingredients to feed your soul. Around the World Crystal Thomas travels all over the world to perform in many venues. She easily relates to other cultures and her music is universally embraced by all.
Bagg Boyz
Critton/Lester Stage - Rap
Artist Bio



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LTGTR Fest Returns Live!

Last year annual Let The Good Times Roll Festival®, the south's largest Juneteenth Celebration went virtual due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. While we did miss hosting the Festival live we were still pushed forward and hosted a virtual experience the raised funds to help our communities.

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101 Crockett St
Shreveport, LA 71101


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