Friday, February 21, 2014

Weekend Events in Ruston-Lincoln Parish

Friday, February 21– Sunday, February 23

Happy Friday! What a weekend we have ahead! Whether you're into sports, live music, great food or anything in between, Lincoln Parish has something for everyone this Friday and Saturday!

And don't forget to include us in the conversation! Tag @RustonCVB on Twitter and Instagram and hashtag #RustonLA! We'd love to see how you guys spend the weekend!  


Come out and participate in this spring career fair brought to you by the GSU Office of Career Development & Placement.

We're excited about baseball season! Come watch the Bulldogs take on Tulane!

John Simoneaux Memorial Pre-Jam
Get this annual memorial jam kicked off right with the Ruston Road Kings and the Mistreats!
8:30pm-12am at Sundown Tavern

Live Music at Portico
Come out to have a late night snack and hear Brandon Waters and Chasing Daylight perform an eclectic mix of covers and originals. No cover charge!
9pm-12am at Portico Bar & Grill


Come out and support the Lady Tigers out on the basketball court!

Come out and watch the Tigers take on the... "other" tigers!

Show your support at the Lady Techsters dominate the basketball court!

Who doesn't love a Mardi Gras Ball?! Food, fun, dancing and of course, the royal court!Laissez les bons temps rouler!
7pm-12am at the Ruston Civic Center

Don't miss this day of nonstop entertainment! Get all the details on this day of music, food and fun here.  
5pm-12am at the Sundown Tavern

For a complete list of events, visit
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

It's time to rock out, Ruston!

Friday & Saturday, February 21-22

All you music lovers are in for a treat this weekend! It's time again for the 15th Annual John Simoneaux Memorial Jam in Historic Downtown Ruston! 

We have two nights of nonstop entertainment in Ruston's favorite hotspots. Friday is the pre-jam warm up starting at 8:30pm at Sundown Tavern. The Ruston Road Kings and the Mistreats will be on stage getting things kicked off for Saturday!

Saturday has quite the lineup for you. Opening performances include local guitarist Cain Budds on stage at Ponchatoulas, Cruise Control on the inside stage at Sundown Tavern and Honeybee recording artist Buddy Flett out on the patio at Sundown. After these opening acts, the stage is open to anyone interested in playing! Fun runs from 5pm-12am.  

Tickets are $10 per person and cover entry into the event and a food plate! Food items include BBQ, jambalaya, potato salad, beans, chicken, dressing and desserts. You just can't beat ten bucks for hours of music entertainment AND awesome food. 
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            Along with a silent auction, there will also be a raffle for a $2,698 Taylor Electric Guitar! Raffle tickets are $5. Contact Ken Carter at 318-278-3705 for more information. 

For those who don't know, this is an annual fundraiser created in memory of Ruston's own 
talented John Simoneaux who died in a car accident 
in 2000. Proceeds go towards scholarships for 
Louisiana Tech University guitar students. 

Don't miss the great night of music, food and FUN! See you there!

Makes plans to be town for Friday and Saturday night! Book a room and enjoy a weekend trip. Check out our website for travel information or click here for hotel accommodations. 


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Valentine's Day in Lincoln Parish

The countdown has begun! What do you have planned for your special someone? Well, if you're still considering your options, check out some of the things Ruston and Lincoln Parish has to offer to make the day special! Here is a list of what our area has planned.

Restaurants & Dining-

Portico - February 10th-15th
1821 Northpointe Lane
Ruston, LA71270
(318) 255-9000

Bring yourself and your Valentine out to enjoy at THREE COURSE romantic dinner for $25 each! These guys put together a special menu just for the occasion. Check our for details. To make the night even more memorable, BASH BOOTH will be on-site Valentine's Day from 6pm-9pm to capture the fun and romance of the evening! They're taking reservations now, so call today!

Rosemary's Kitchen - February 14th
400 South Bonner Street
Ruston, LA 7127
(318) 202-5951

Here's another way to celebrate Valentine's Day! Let these guys help make the day special by bringing your loved one out for a unique and exclusive treat! Call Rosemary's Kitchen for more details. Remember, space is limited so get registered early!  


Silver Sounds for Valentine's Day - February 13th 
LA Tech alumnus and legend Jeremy Davis is returning to Ruston with the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra for this special event! The concert with be held at Howard Center for Performing Arts at 7:30pm. Visit President Guice's Blog for more details!  

LA Tech Basketball - February 15th 
Ladies, has your fellow been extra sweet? Treat him to a DOUBLE HEADER at LA Tech! The Lady Techsters will take on UAB at 5pm at the Thomas Assembly Center and then the Bulldogs will take on Rice University at 7pm! Get your tickets now!

Special Offers-

Happy Valentine's Day from Kelly Moore Bag 
Whether you just want to buy yourself something special or you're a beau in need of a gift, don't miss this offer - $30 off any bag! Check out Kelly Moore Bag for discount info! 

Social Bite's Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes
What is Valentine's Day without chocolate and strawberries? Be sure to go by Social Bites for a tasty chocolate covered strawberry cupcake Wednesday-Saturday! They're located at 200 North Vienna in Downtown Ruston, LA.   

Have something you want to list here? Email Amanda at or call (318) 255-2031 before Friday, February 14th! 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Weekend Events in Ruston-Lincoln Parish

Friday, February 7– Sunday, February 9

We're looking at another chilly weekend in Lincoln Parish! Good thing we have plenty of indoor events for you guys! Get cozy at some of our favorite restaurants with some live music Friday, and Saturday is full of basketball action! Who doesn't love a good game and concession stand popcorn?!  

Check out this Adaptive Sports Seminar and National Basketball Tournament featuring Jared Rehm, adaptive sports specialist and head wheelchair basketball coach for Auburn University
Friday 4pm-9pm and Saturday 8am-5pm 
at Lambright Sports & Wellness Center

Live Music at Portico
Come on out listen to some live classic rock performed by the Steve Hearn Band.
9:pm-12am at the Portico Bar & Grill

Don't miss Cole Allen perform his new recorded song "Sabine River Blues!"
9pm-12am at Sundown Tavern

    Come out and support the Lady Tigers 
as they take on the Jaguars! 
3pm at Frederick Hobdy Assembly Center 

GSU Tigers vs. Southern University
It's another match against the Jaguars. Watch as the Tigers dominate the court! 
4pm at Frederick Hobdy Assembly Center 

Show your Tech pride and support the Bulldogs as they take on the Mean Green! 6pm at Thomas Assembly Center 

For a complete list of events, visit
Have an event you'd like to feature? Give us a shout at (318) 255-2031.