Sunday, April 3, 2016

Upcoming Events on April 9-10

We're gearing up for one of our busiest spring weekends to date! This Saturday April 9th and Sunday April 10th is packed with fun events for the art lover, the music lover, and the entire family! The best part: you can attend it ALL! Here's your itinerary for this weekend in Ruston: 

Saturday, April 9: Spend your Saturday in Ruston


10am-5pm: Spring Ruston Makers Fair

Come out to the corner of Mississippi St. and Louisiana Ave. in  Downtown Ruston for this free, family-friendly event celebrating Ruston's thriving arts community. There will be live music, food, games and activities. But the main attraction is that more than 50 local artists, creatives and crafters will be out displaying and selling their work to the community. This event is a time to appreciate and support the unique arts culture of Ruston while discovering some incredible pieces of art, jewelry, woodwork, soaps and more!

4:30pm: Dinner and a Movie 
The Junior Auxiliary of Ruston will be hosting their annual Dinner and a Movie event Saturday at the RPAR Softball Complex. There will be entertainment and several fun booths set up for kids, and the movie will start at dusk. This event is free and open to the public, and tickets for hot dog or hamburger plates are $8. You can get tickets in advance at the Ruston Visitor's Center located at 2111 N. Trenton or at the event. 
6pm: Joe Woods' Wildwood Express Showcase
Every year, the Dixie Center for the Arts brings together beloved local and regional artists to perform classic country favorites at this fundraiser benefiting the Dixie. This anticipated event is also a celebration of the life of Joe Woods, who livened up the music scene in Ruston in the 70s and 80s. The event will be held at the Dixie Center in Downtown Ruston. Tickets are $15 and are available for purchase at the Dixie box office. 


8:30pm: Frank Foster Live in Concert
The Revelry and Beau Vines Steakhouse present Frank Foster and special guest Lainey Wilson! These two artists are doing big things in the world of country music, so you don't want to miss them perform right here in Ruston. You must be 18 or older to enter and tickets are $20 in advance/$25 day of show. Doors open at 7pm. To purchase tickets click here.
Sunday, April 10: Enjoy an afternoon in Ruston
3pm: United States Air Force Concert 
The United States Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants will be live in concert at Howard Auditorium on the Louisiana Tech campus.They will perform a wide range of musical styles, from traditional Americana, opera, and choral standards to modern Broadway and jazz. Tickets to this event are free to the public and can be picked up at the School of the Performing Arts Box Office or at The Ruston Daily Leader and the Louisiana Tech Box Office. Please limit five tickets per person.
SPECIAL PROMOTION!
  • Go to 4 of these listed events, document each event by posting a photo on social media with the hashtag #RustonLA, and you'll receive a FREE Ruston t-shirt! 
  • Go to 3 of these listed events, document each event by posting a photo on social media with the hashtag #RustonLA, and you'll receive a FREE Ruston travel mug!
  • Go to 2 of these listed events, document each event by posting a photo on social media with the hashtag #RustonLA, and you'll receive a FREE Ruston koozie!

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