Dixie Center for the Arts Season of Shows

(Benefit Event)

Carnival season is here, and we're ready to laissez les bon temps rouler! Everyone knows Louisiana does Mardi Gras best, and what better way to beat the winter doldrums than dressing your best, hitting the dance floor, and directly support arts and culture in our region?

The Krewe of Allegro Mardi Gras Ball is Ruston’s only ball of the season and is known by many as the social event of the season. Savor Louisiana-inspired cuisine from Linda Peevy Catering while Rick Godley spins light dinner music to set the mood. Enjoy beverages from the cash bar. Dance the night away with live music from the highly sought-after band, Lisa Spann & Company. Party with the Krewe of Allegro royal court. Guests also have the opportunity to take part in a silent auction with original artwork, fine jewelry, tickets to popular community events, and more! Proceeds from the night support the “Sustaining Building Fund” to maintain the historic Dixie Center for the Arts building. The Dixie Center for the Arts has served a pivotal role in the Ruston community for 92 years by providing a prominent place to promote the arts, and by safeguarding a piece of Ruston’s architectural and cultural history.

The Royal Court is comprised of citizens who support the local arts community and Ruston as a whole. This year’s esteemed King and Queen are Chris and Jennifer Garriga; Dixie Duke and Duchess, Michael and Dionna Leblanc; NCLAC Duke and Duchess, Cathi Cox-Boniol and Tom Boniol; Ruston Community Theatre Duke and Duchess, Steele and Forest Moegle.

Get festive and personalize your table! We encourage attendees to show off their krewe’s personality with fun centerpieces and table décor. Have your décor judged during the event for a chance to win free drinks for the table - the winning krewe wins a round of free drinks!

Doors open at 6:00 pm with dinner music, and the buffet-style dinner beings at 6:30 pm. After a formal presentation of the Royal Court, the good times continue with live music beginning at 9:00 pm. You must be 21 or older to attend. Cocktail-to-formal attire is required, so mosey on downtown and shop at the finest stores in Ruston for the must-have look.

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Joe Woods Wildwood Express Benefit Show

DCA Benefit Show

Thursday, September 26, 2019

All Tickets $15

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Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra

DCA Season Performance

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Hop aboard a musical time machine and experience the movies like you’ve never seen them before! They are hailed as “the premier American ragtime ensemble” and will bring tears of laughter to your eyes as you laugh out loud to the Masters of Silent Comedy: Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Laurel & Hardy, in their classic comedy films, all accompanied live with their original historic orchestral scores. Fun for the whole family!

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Richard LeBouef & Two Step

DCA Season Performance

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Richard LeBouef has been playing music since he was nine years old and whose first language was Cajun French. His band has become one of the most popular bands in Southwest Louisiana and performs songs sung in both French and English. They blend together Cajun and Zydeco numbers with R & B influences to create a unique high-energy version of Cajun music that will set your toes a tappin’.

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