May’s list of music and more in the Ark-La-Tex

Enjoy dance recitals, comedians and more

SHREVEPORT, La. (Ark-La-Tex Weekend) -

Musical entertainment takes place on many local stages. Click on the name of the group for more information and ticket prices.

May 1-2

The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On

Times vary depending on the day

The adventures continue for the Wonderettes but will one of them choose the allure of fame over her friends?

Location - Shreveport Little Theatre, 812 Margaret Place

Friday, May 6



The hit Broadway musical takes the stage at The Strand. Find out if an expert pie baker can make a fresh start or will she be stuck as a waitress.

Location - The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport

Saturday, May 7

Disney Magic


The Lana LaVoice Grounds School of Dance presents this dance recital.

Location - Perot Theatre, 221 Main St., Texarkana

Steve-O: The Bucket List Tour


Fresh off the release of Jackass Forever, author and comedian Steve-O brings his tales and stunts to Shreveport. This show is for adult audiences only.

Location - The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport

From the New World


The Shreveport Little Theatre joins the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra for a night filled with the New World Symphony by Dvorak along with video from Ellis Island: The Dream of America and dramatic portrayals.

Location - RiverView Theater, 600 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport

Friday, May 13

Kountry Wayne: Straight Out the Mud Tour


Another great comedian makes a stop on his tour to the area. Kountry Wayne was recently named one of Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch in 2021.

Location - The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport

May 13-14

Rodney Carrington


Platinum recording artist and comedian Rodney Carrington returns to the Ark-La-Tex for two shows. It’s going to be a fun and funny evening.

Location - The Paradise Theater, Margaritaville Resort Casino, 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City

Judith McCarty 76th Revue

Various times

Don’t miss this dance recital on the stage at the Perot

Location - Perot Theatre, 221 Main St., Texarkana

Saturday, May 21

Natchitoches Jazz/R&B Festival


Headlining this year are the Commodores! Enjoy music on three stages from jazz, rock to soul and country.

Location - Natchitoches Riverbank, 626 Front St.

Renewed Inspiration

2:00pm & 7:00pm

See the young dancers of Power and Grace School of Performing Arts in this beautiful ballet and dance performance.

Location - The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport

Sunday, May 22

The Noel Foundation, Inc. Chamber Music Series


This free concert features Mendelssohn’s String Octet in E-flat Major and Stravinsky’s Octet for Wind Instruments.

Location - LSUS University Center Theater, One University Place, Shreveport

Thursday, May 26

Tracy Lawrence + Clay Walker with Tracy Byrd

7:30 pm

If one country music star is good. Think of what three stars at one concert will be like. Make sure you hold on to your cowboy hats for this event.

Location - MAD Ampitheater, 105 East Locust St., El Dorado, Ark

Friday, May 27

Jeezy x K. Michelle


They say it’s going to be an epic night with award winning rapper Jeezy and award winning R&B singer K. Michelle.

Location - Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave.

Friday, May 27 - Sunday, May 29

Mudbug Madness

Various times

The annual festival hosts many performers from Buddy Flett to Shenandoah to Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers.

Location - Festival Plaza, 101 Crockett St., Shreveport

Sunday, May 29

My Hometown: A Tribute to America


The Texarkana Dance Academy presents this special dance recital.

Location - Perot Theatre, 221 Main St., Texarkana

Robert Streeter

Robert Streeter

Lead content producer for the Ark-La-Tex Weekend as well as Creative Services Producer.