February 28, 2023

The King! In Shreveport? 


Yes! On a recent install in Louisiana, we stumbled across a fantastic Elvis statue a picked up a little bit of history!  Elvis actually had his first big breakthrough playing on a program called the Louisiana Hayride hosted at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium. He made his performance debut on October 16th, 1954.

Elvis was signed to a contract to perform every Saturday night on the Hayride for $20 a show. It is where Colonel Tom Parker first met Elvis and bought his contract for $10,000 dollars after 18 months,

We took a look around but sadly, Elvis had left the building.