In terms of entertainment, your options are limited, especially if you're under 21. Tourists visit Shreveport for one thing: the casinos. The bars and clubs are all 21-and-up. Underage students often travel an hour away simply to go to a teen club. The bars are all pretty small, but the atmosphere and bands often make up for tight conditions. Many students simply opt for hanging out at a frat party instead of heading to a bar. There are sometimes parties in students' houses and apartments. Although Shreveport can be boring, you can fill up your nights if you know the right people and places. There is a small but growing section of Shreveport youth that follow local bands religiously.
If you pay attention to fliers on campus, you'll realize there's a band playing nearly every weekend somewhere in Shreveport. The bands vary from heavy metal and punk to jazz and folk. Having fun in Shreveport is mainly about meeting people and learning where to go. Don't expect to go out and run into something exciting; Shreveport is much too small for fun to find you. Experiencing the Shreveport nightlife takes a bit of investigative work, but it's exciting when you find it.