For Immediate Release
October 11, 2022


Shreveport, LA – The Red River Revel and Mudbug Madness invite you to “Revel in the Madness” (Ostendo Sum in Insania) at BREW: Shreveport’s Original Beer Festival on Saturday, October 28, 2023 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at the lower pavilion of Festival Plaza in downtown Shreveport, Louisiana! Experience an afternoon sampling internationally acclaimed and domestically brewed ales, pilsners, stouts, and everything in between at the 14th annual event. In addition to more than 100 beers to sample, BREW patrons will experience live music by the Josh Love Band, college football games on big-screen TVs, a chance to win raffle items, and samples of signature dishes from some of Shreveport’s most popular restaurants and eateries.

The annual event attracts over 800 beer enthusiasts and socialites to Festival Plaza for an afternoon of beer, food, music, and fun. The 2023 event will feature International, domestic, craft, and home brewed beers. Guests will vote on their favorite home brewed beers and the winner will be crowned the “Best of BREW 2023”.

Local restaurants and eateries will have sample bites of signature dishes for guests to enjoy. This year’s culinary participants include Dripp Donuts, Dripp Hot Chicken, Big Nate’s BBQ, Newk’s Eatery, We Olive and Wine Bar, Kajun Korner, Texas Roadhouse, Hooter’s, Hippies and Cowboys, and Mi Meza Latin Cuisine.
“BREW is co-produced by Mudbug Madness and Red River Revel, the two premier festivals in North Louisiana. By supporting BREW, you are supporting the mission of these two great festivals in our community,” said Terri Matthews, Executive Director of Downtown Shreveport Unlimited. “You can’t go wrong with over 100 craft and homebrewed beers to taste, foo from local restaurants, music and college football on big screen TVs.”

“BREW is a staple event in our community and is organized by two major festivals held in downtown Shreveport. We are anticipating an excellent social event filled with unique and staple beer, a great live band, wonderful food samples, and a variety of college football games on TV. It’s not hard to have a great deal of anticipation for a fall beer festival” said Logan Lewis, Executive Director of the Red River Revel.
Individual BREW tickets are $65.00 and a table of 10 (which includes early admission) is $850.00. Tickets can be purchased at

Proceeds from BREW support the Red River Revel and Mudbug Madness.

Red River Revel is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving the region around Shreveport, Louisiana with cultural programming in the areas of “Art, Music, Food.” Program events include Shreveport Farmers’ Market, CORK: A Red River Revel Wine Event, Shreveport BREW, and the Red River Revel Arts Festival. Created in 1976, the Red River Revel is a 9-day annual arts festival bringing together visual, musical, and performing artists, along with the regional community for a celebration of the arts. The Red River Revel is a community partner with local nonprofits, over 20 of which serve food and raise funds using the unique blend of culturally inspired flavors of the area and beyond. Each year during the festival, thousands of area 4th grade students spend the school day at the Red River Revel learning about and participating in arts education programs. Local, regional, and national musical acts perform on two stages in Shreveport’s Festival Plaza during the event. Approximately 100,000 visitors from all over the country visit the Red River Revel Arts Festival each year. This “Celebration of the Arts” encompasses quality in visual and performing arts, seminars, workshops, children’s arts education, and a variety of creative experiences. In addition to the festival, the organization manages the 13-week Shreveport Farmers’ Market, held weekly on Saturdays during the Summer. The Red River Revel also produces CORK: A Red River Revel Wine Event, an annual celebration of wine and food, which serves as a fundraising event held at Festival Plaza each Spring. Finally, the Red River Revel partners with Downtown Shreveport Unlimited (organizer of Mudbug Madness) to host Shreveport BREW, a beer and food celebration and fundraising event held at Festival Plaza each Fall. For more information, visit or follow the Revel on Facebook and Instagram at @RedRiverRevel.

Organized in 1959, it has a broad-based 15-member board and has one full-time staff member: Executive Director, Terri Matthews. Mudbug Madness Festival’s primary function is to improve the quality of life in the Central Business District by producing and promoting downtown festivals, projects and events. Current funding for Mudbug Madness initiatives is derived from the Mudbug Madness Festival, BREW and a yearly Christmas ornament sale.