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Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium

705 Elvis Presley Avenue
Shreveport, Caddo County, Louisiana, 71101

Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium
Photo: Daniel R. Tobias License: CC BY-SA 3.0
Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium is an Art Deco building constructed between 1926 and 1929 during the administration of Mayor Lee Emmett Thomas as a memorial to the servicemen of World War I.
It is significant for hosting the Louisiana Hayride radio program, hosted by Frank Page (1925-2013). During its heyday, from 1948 to 1960, the program spawned the careers of some of the greatest names in American Country and Rockabilly music. The Hayride regularly featured performers, such as Hank Williams, Slim Whitman, Jim Reeves, Johnny Cash, Johnny Horton, and Elvis Presley, who got his start at this venue.

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