Highland Jazz & Blues Festival celebrates 18th year

Published: Sep. 17, 2022 at 6:32 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 18, 2022 at 6:40 AM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The Highland Jazz and Blues Festival kicked off for the 18th time on Saturday, Sept. 17.

Attendees gathered at Columbia Park to enjoy music, food, and an art competition where four artists competed to design next year’s poster.

The winner of the painting competition this year was Alex Richardson, Shreveport local artist and Bossier Arts Council’s marketing coordinator.

Art competition winner, Alex Richardson
Art competition winner, Alex Richardson(Brittney Hazelton, KSLA)

The painting of a one-man-band blue bird strutting down a powerline by the artist, Alex Richardson, will be the Highland Jazz and Blues Festivals poster next year!

”What I look forward to the most is the smiling faces, the community comradery, and of course, the music. We’ve got local musicians and we’ve got some out of town friends coming in. We’re super excited,” said Emerie Gentry, festival coordinator.

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