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I Experienced Prize Fest This Weekend and I Can't Believe this Was My First Time There.
I feel like Prize Fest is one of those if you know you know type of situations. How did I live in Shreveport this long without experiencing this goodness? Prize Fest 2023 returned to the streets of downtown Shreveport this weekend. Weekend one will be very hard to beat. Music Prize and Fashion Prize showcased the work of independent musicians and fashion designers from all over the country.
It Was a Beautiful Thing to See Our Community Come Together Through Music and Fashion.
Gregory Kallenberg. Executive Director and Founder of the Prize Foundation said “We are so proud of the performers and designers because they put so much of themselves into their musical performances and fashion designs, but I’m proudest of the crowds that came to support Fashion Prize and Music Prize, and to celebrate our town becoming an important center for independent music and fashion.”
Louisiana Music Prize saw 11 musical acts and It Felt Like You Hit Shuffle on Your Playlist.
11 bands from across the country and across musical genres. No band sounded the same, it was awesome. All the bands were judged by a panel of industry professional Mentor-Judges as well as attendees.
The 2023 Louisiana Music Prize grand prize winner and recipient of the $10,000
cash award was LVVRS out of Lafayette, Louisiana.
For the first time in Prize Fest history there was a tie for Second place so the foundation made up a new rule on the spot and awarded both Wild Ire of Salem, Oregon and Niki J. Crawford of Springhill, LA, the $2,000 prize, they didn't make the bands split the prize. The crowd cheered when the decision was made on stage.
Third Place went to Octavia the Great and Golia out of Portsmouth, Virginia.
Dexter Duran & the Port City Sound of Shreveport, Louisiana was the $500 winner of the Power to the People award, voted on by Music Prize attendees.
The Fashion Prize 2023 Was an Epic Brunch Event.
Louisiana Fashion Prize hosted a live runway presentation of 5 designers’
collections at Phoenix 2.0 and there was an epic brunch catered by Golden Fork chef Anthony Felan. The grand prize winner was Frank Robertson of H.I.M. Studios out of New Orleans.
Truly, you need to experience the goodness that this festival brings to town, we still have Comedy Prize, Louisiana Film Prize, and Food Prize left. You can purchase tickets for weekend 2 by clicking here. See you at the prize!
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