Kix Brooks of award-winning country music duo, Brooks and Dunn, and successful solo artist, is headlining a benefit concert at the historical Shreveport Municipal Auditorium Nov. 24 to help raise funds for Shreveport high school music programs through the Tipitina’s Foundation’s Instruments A Comin’ program.
The goal of Tipitina’s Instruments A Comin' program is to increase youth participation in school music programs by providing new instruments. This ongoing program, now in its eleventh year, has purchased $2.5 million dollars’ worth of instruments for over 4,000 students in more than 75 schools in the New Orleans area, and is now expanding into Shreveport-Bossier. Shreveport Downtown Development Authority, Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau, and SMG are co-sponsoring the event with the Tipitina’s Foundation.
"We have been in the forefront of ensuring that schools in the Greater New Orleans area are supplied with quality musical instruments. We look forward to providing that support to music programs here in Shreveport-Bossier," said Roland von Kurnatowski, co-founder and co-chair of the Tipitina's Foundation. "We are delighted to be expanding our Instruments A Comin' program to the Shreveport area, and are especially thankful to Shreveport native Kix Brooks for headlining our first benefit concert."
“I couldn't be more excited about coming back to perform for the first Instruments A Comin’ show, and being able to put instruments in the hands of school kids. It’s as good as it gets,” said Kix Brooks.
The Tipitina's Foundation works closely with each band director on what their band program needs in order to have a successful music program.
The concert will begin at 7 p.m. on November 24 at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium with tickets starting at $30 which can be purchased at The CenturyLink Center Box office, all Ticketmaster locations, local Wal-Mart locations, online at ticketmaster.com or charge by phone 800-745-3000 and the day of show at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium.