2020 Gala: Party Like its the Roaring 20s


*UPDATE – March 12, 2020*

SSO’s Gala is NOT going forward tonight

After multiple conversations, and in response to significant concerns expressed by various constituents, we regret to inform you that we will NOT be holding the Gala event this evening as originally planned. The Gala is a key fundraising event for the SSO, but our primary goal is always for attendees to have a safe and fun evening with us.

Based on the information provided by the Governor’s Office, the Louisiana Department of Health, and the CDC, we ultimately were not certain that the contingency measures that we had in place could provide a completely safe environment for our wonderful friends, patrons, and donors at the event.

The planning committee will convene in the coming days to discuss next steps. We thank you for your understanding and patience at this time. We urge all of you to be safe.


Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 6 PM
Riverdome at Horseshoe Casino & Hotel
1920’s Attire or Black Tie Optional

On March 12, the curtains will rise on a sensational cast of talented performers and members of the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra. Come prepared to be dazzled by an extensive selection of silent and live auction items.

Featured entertainment will be vocalists Rocky Maddox and Seva May. The dancing team of Laura Beeman Nugent and Adam Philley will demonstrate the “Charleston” and teach it to the party guests before the dance floor opens. Members of the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Michael Butterman, will play pieces from the Roaring ‘20s, like Puttin’ on the Ritz, Embraceable You, Blue Skies, Let’s Misbehave, Fascinatin’ Rhythm and others. Photos of Shreveport from the early 19th century will be broadcast on screen.

At the gala, celebrity emcees and auctioneers will be Dan and Jacque Jovic of KTAL NBC 6 news. A silent and live auction will include vacation destinations, jewelry, artwork and gift certificates for dining and shopping, among other items. There will be a game of Heads or Tails and a Wine Pull. A 14k-gold money tree pendant necklace ($1,400 value) by North Carolina jewelry designer Charlie Wharton of Starfire Designs Jewelry will be the door prize.

Tickets $125/person
Call for availability: 318.222.7496

Gala 2020 Corporate Sponsors

Red River Bank, Shreveport Symphony Guild, Silver Star Smokehouse, Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Homes, LSU-S Foundation, Merrill Lynch, Willis Knighton Health System, Ballengee Foundation, Brammer Engineering, Business First Bank, Chevyland, Citizens Bank, Eagle Distributors of Shreveport, Fire Tech Systems Inc. and Ivan Smith Furniture