From Journey to Thomas Rhett to Broadway shows and WWE, here's what's coming in 2023
With the new year comes new shows and concerts to get excited about. Several big artists and unique shows have already announced tours and performances for Shreveport and Bossier City for 2023 with much more on the way.
Whether you're wanting to rock out at the Brookshire Grocery Arena or catch a comedy show at The Strand, there's something for everyone coming to Shreveport-Bossier soon.
Brookshire Grocery Arena
Friday, January 27 & Saturday, January 28 - Kicker Monster Truck Show
Both events begin at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 10 & Saturday, February 11 - Ochsner LHSAA State Wrestling Tournament
The event begins at 9:30 a.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday.
Friday, February 17 - Alabama
The iconic Country Rock group Alabama will be bringing their "Roll On 2 North America Tour" to Brookshire with special guest Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry. Show starts at 7 p.m.
Saturday, February 18 - Winter Jam
The annual Winter Jam festival is coming back to Brookshire with acts like We the Kingdom, Jeremy Camp, Anne Wilson and many more all hosted by Newsong. Tickets are $15 at the door the day of, seats are first come, first serve and begins at 5 p.m.
Sunday, February 19 - Journey
Come rock out at legendary Journey's "Freedom Tour" with special guest Toto. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 25 - Parker McCollum
The Americana and Country singer-songwriter is bringing along special guests Catie Offerman and Corey Kent on his self-titled tour. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 2 - Friday, March 5 - Disney On Ice
Disney On Ice presents "Let's Celebrate" featuring 14 classic and modern Disney stories in one epic production. This show begins at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 11 - Straight Jokes! No Chaser Comedy Tour
Get ready for a night filled with laughs with standup comedians Cedric the Entertainer, D.L. Hugley, Earthquake and D.C. Young Fly hosted by Mike Epps. The show begins at 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 1 - Bert Kreischer
Don't miss out on comedian Bert Kreischer's "Tops Off World Tour" at 7 p.m.
Friday, April 7 - Koe Wetzel
American singer-songwriter Koe Wetzel is bringing his blend of Rock and Country vibes along with special guests The Steel Woods and Red Shahan to the Brookshire on his "Round to Hell Paso Tour." The show begins at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, April 11 - The Harlem Globetrotters
Check out the iconic Globetrotter stars are showing off their incredible basketball skills and outrageous athleticism against the Washington Generals at 7 p.m.
Friday, April 14 - For King + Country
Come out for the "What Are We Waiting For Tour Part II Tour" for the Official Album Release Concert Experience where the band will perform brand new music and a night you won't forget. The show starts at 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 30 - WWE Sunday Stunner
Come out and see Drew McIntyre, the undisputed tag team champions The Usos, Sami Zayne, women's SmackDown champion Charlotte Flair and many more at 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 6 - Kane Brown
Country star Kane Brown is bringing special guests Dustin Lynch and Locash on the "Drunk or Dreaming Tour" at 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 17 - Thomas Rhett
Country musician Thomas Rhett is bringing his "Home Team Tour" with special guests Cole Swindell and Nate Smith to Bossier at 7:30 p.m.
To purchase tickets, visit the Brookshire Grocery Arena website.
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Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
Saturday, February 11 - Justin Moore
Check out the "You, Me, & Whiskey Tour" featuring special guest Priscilla Block at 7 p.m.
Friday. February 24 - Nate Bargatze
The famous comedian is bringing his "The Be Funny Tour" to Shreveport at 7 p.m.
Saturday, February 25 - Royal Comedy
Come out for a night of laughs with comedians Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Lavell Crawford, Special K and JJ Williamson at 8 p.m.
Thursday, March 9 - Tracy Lawrence & Clay Walker
Spend one night with two Country icons in Shreveport at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 20 - Blippi
Bring the kids to Blippi's "The Wonderful World Tour" at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, May 17 - Alice Cooper
Don't miss out on Alice Cooper's "Too Close For Comfort Tour" when it rolls through at 7:30 p.m.
To purchase tickets, visit the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium website.
The Strand Theatre
Friday, January 27 - Liverpool Legends
These four talented musicians and actors were hand-picked by sister of The Beatles lead guitarist George Harrison and put on a one-of-a-kind show you won't want to miss. This show begins at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 1 and Thursday, February 2 - Theo Von
Louisiana native comedian Theo Von is bringing his "Return of the Rat Tour" to the Strand at 8 p.m. both nights.
Saturday, February 4 - The Texas Tenors
The most successful music group and third highest selling artist in America's Got Talent history, The Texas Tenors will be performing live in concert at 8 p.m.
Friday, February 17 - Home Free
All-vocal Country entertainers Home Free will bring their "Road Sweet Road Tour" at 8 p.m. with brand new music.
Sunday. February 26 - MANIA - The ABBA Tribute
Don't miss out on singing and dancing along to this incredible ABBA tribute band at 8 p.m.
Friday, March 17 - John Crist
Check out one of today's fastest-rising comedians when John Christ brings his "Emotional Support Tour" to The Strand at 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 19 - Chicago the Musical
Celebrate 25 years of the iconic musical at 8 p.m.
Thursday, April 13 - Steven Curtis Chapman
The singer-songwriter is bringing brand new music along with him on the "Still Tour" at 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 23 - Music City Hit-Makers
Named the "most famous people you've never heard of" this group of Nashville songwriters have written some of your favorite songs for other artists like Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney and Chris Stapleton. Hear stories behind some of the biggest hits performed by the writers themselves. The show begins at 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 13 - The Black Jacket Symphony
Listen to the music of Pink Floyd's iconic album "The Dark Side of the Moon" like you never have before in its entirety for its 50th anniversary.
To purchase tickets, visit The Strand Theatre website.
Shreveport Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, January 28 - Mozart's Haffner Symphony
Experience the buoyant energy and virtuosity of Mozart's Symphony No. 35 along with two young virtuoso soloists. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 4 - Dvořák and Bruch
Renowned violinist William Hagen returns to Shreveport to perform Bruch's achingly beautiful Scottish Fantasy followed by Dvořák Symphony No. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 25 - A Celebration of Nat King Cole
Celebrate the life and work of superstar Nat King Cole brought to life by the amazing Caesar. This concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 6 - Beethoven's Fifth Symphony
The season will close with a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 and Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2 with Wideman Gold Medalist Crystal Jiang.
To purchase tickets, visit the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra website.
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Friday, February 17 - The Country Comeback Tour
Saturday, March 25 - Elle King's "A-Freakin-Men Tour"
To purchase tickets, visit the Margaritaville website.
Friday, January 27 - The Hot Saus Band
Saturday, January 28 - The Crowd
Friday, February 3 - Jimmy Lewis Band
Saturday, February 4 - Pocket Change
Friday, February 10 - Ricky Lynn Gregg
Saturday, February 11 - Mark Trimmier Band
Saturday, February 18 - 8 Track
Friday, February 24 - The Sultans
Saturday, February 25 - Tambria Adams
Friday, March 3 - Raven
Saturday, March 4 - Captain Joe Band
Friday, March 10 - Loosey Anna
Saturday, March 11 - Identity Crisis
Friday, March 17 - Shotglass
Saturday, March 18 - Chasin' Benjamins
Friday, March 24 - Casey Martin Band
Saturday, March 25 - The Crowd
Friday, March 31 - The Barksdale Bubble
Saturday, April 1 - The Lovers
Saturday, April 15 - Eric Craig Band
Friday, May 26 - Chicken on the Bone
Saturday, May 27 - Chicken on the Bone
To purchase tickets, visit the Sam's Town website.
Meredith G. White is the arts and culture reporter for the Shreveport Times. You can find her on Facebook as Meredith G. White, on Instagram and Twitter as @meredithgwhite, and email her at email@example.com.
This article originally appeared on Shreveport Times: From Journey to Blippi, here's what's coming to Shreveport and Bossier