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The dance floor is open at the Dixie

Friday, April 19, 2019

Photo submitted by NCLAC

The “Lisa Spann & Company: Dance Floor Edition” concert will round out the Dixie Center for the Arts season Thursday.


The Dixie Center for the Arts will close out its 2018-2019 season with the show-stopping “Lisa Spann & Company: Dance Floor Edition” concert on Thursday.

Lisa Spann & Company has delighted audiences all over the I-20 corridor and beyond. The group is made up of Lisa Spann, Mary Honeycutt, Paul Hollis, Carvel Avis, and Jeff Albright.

The Dixie’s very own Lawrence Gibbs will be joining them on stage as a special guest. The group plays classic rock, blues, jazz, and hits from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s all geared to fill the dance floor with cheek to cheek and boogie shoe dancing.

We are currently holding a giveaway on our Facebook and Instagram. We are giving away two free tickets to the show.

All you have to do is 4 easy steps: 1) Follow Dixie Center for the Arts on Facebook and Instagram; 2) Like the giveaway post; 3) Share the post; and 4) Tag 3 friends.

The giveaway winner will be announced online at noon on Wednesday.

The Dixie is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit and revenue from our shows, along with generous donations and sponsorships, help keep the doors open and allows us to bring new and exciting entertainment to Ruston.

Operating a historic venue comes at a great price and upkeep is often costly. We are currently setting aside funds to help replace the fire escape that has been rusting away from the venue opened in 1928.

So lace up those boogie shoes and help us fill the Dixie dance floor and raise money for our fire escape.

Tickets are $20 for Adults and students can get two tickets for $10 in the balcony with their school ID.

You can purchase by calling the Dixie at 318-255-1450, by coming by between 9 a.m.-4 p.m.Monday through Friday, or at the door the night of.

This performance is sponsored by The Lincoln Agency, Randy Graham and Joe Newton. The set list is primed and ready to get you moving and swaying to the beat.

Bring out your family for a rocking good time.

From the

NCLAC office

We currently have an assortment of calls and opportunities available.

First, we are accepting applications for an executive director to replace outgoing Executive Director Jessica Slaughter. Interviews will begin early May.

Second, we are seeking a graphic design intern for the summer, who will design the campaigns for our 10th anniversary ARToberfest and for the new Holiday Arts Market. Details about each of these are on our website,

Next, we are accepting submissions for our Billboard Art Contest, sponsored by Driggers Outdoor. The deadline to submit your artwork for this is May 19.

We are also taking registrations for Summer Arts Camp, with one scheduled for June and one for July. Each 9 a.m.-noon, five-day camp is $70 and includes all supplies and a tshirt. Registration forms and additional details, as well as submission instructions for the billboard contest, are found at

Coming up on May 3 is the Ruston Art Crawl, an annual spring event that includes nine artsbased shops downtown.

Be sure to mark this on your calendar! Participating artists are Michele McGehee, Stirling Botts, Beth Holland, Laura Lewis, Kate Hilburn, Patricia Jones, Annie Richardson, Abigail Edwards, Shelly Nealy, Maggie Boudreaux, Lacey Stinson, Linda Dwyer, Abi Watson, Phillip Leblanc, Kit Gilbert, Nick Hobbs, Bonnie Ferguson, Karen Armstrong, Annie Richardson, Mary Jane VanZandt, Frank Hamrick, Ashley Greer, Nicole Duet, Morris Taft Thomas, Dianne Douglas, Laura Gates, and Amy James.

Travis Fontenot is the executive director for the Dixie Center for the Arts.