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Rally on the Red

Bowl Week | East Bank District | Friday, December 15

The Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl is not just about the game, it is about the whole bowl week experience! Fans can get the party started the night before the game with a trio of FREE events, including the Louisiana Travel Mardi Gras Preview Parade, Battle of the Marching Bands and a free concert. The parade kicks off the night from the Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets and runs through the East Bank District. That leads into the Battle of the Bands, a fireworks show and the concert in the East Bank District!

Mardi Gras Preview Parade & Battle of the Bands

Friday, December 15 at 6:30 p.m. | Boardwalk Outlets & East Bank District

Get an early taste of what is to come during the Mardi Gras season with the Mardi Gras Preview Parade which features floats from local Krewes and the two university bands and spirit squads! The parade starts in the Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets and flows through the East Bank District in Bossier City! Following the parade, the two school marching bands will then face off in a Battle of the Marching Bands in the East Bank Plaza! After the Battle of the Bands, a fireworks show will lead into the concert to cap off the night!

Free Taylor Swift Tribute Band Concert

Friday, December 15 at 8 p.m. | Hurricane Alley in the East Bank District

Culminating the Rally on the Red at 8 p.m. will be a free concert from a Taylor Swift Tribute Band in Hurricane Alley – located behind Beauxjax Crafthouse, Frozen Pirogue and Bayou Axe Co. Hurricane Alley is a great outdoor music venue with access to all three restaurants and bars for food and drinks.

FCA Breakfast

Thursday, December 14 | Riverview Hall | Tickets – $10

The annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes Breakfast is presented annually for the participating teams and their coaching and administrative staff. Hosted by the NWLA FCA Chapter, this event annually hosts more than 500 guests, offering breakfast, and featured speakers who give their personal testimonies. 

Annual Kickoff DInner

A staple event for the Independence Bowl Foundation returned on Tuesday, Oct. 3, as Paul Skenes, College World Series Most Outstanding Player and 2023 first-overall pick in the MLB Draft, was the featured speaker at the 2023 Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl Kickoff Dinner.

Independence Bowl Foundation

P.O Box 1723, Shreveport LA 71166  |  401 Market Street, Shreveport, LA 71101  |  318.221.0712

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