Shreveport-Bossier’s Mudbug Madness Festival named one of the 100 Best Events in North America for 2015 by the American Bus Association

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Memorial Day Weekend festival offers Louisiana culture and special experiences for group tours

Mudbug Madness Festival is known for around-the-clock live Zydeco music and Louisiana crawfish served every imaginable way

We strive to accomodate group tours with special experiences like lessons on how to eat crawfish and backstage meet and greets with some of the best-known Cajun and Zydeco entertainers.

The American Bus Association (ABA) announced that Mudbug Madness Festival, to be held on Memorial Day Weekend, May 21 - 24, 2015, has been designated as one of the Top 100 Events in North America for 2015 by a selection committee of experienced motorcoach and tour operators.

The annual event in downtown Shreveport is known for around-the-clock live Zydeco music and Louisiana crawfish served every imaginable way. According to ABA, inclusion in the Top 100 list indicates that Mudbug Madness Festival offers excellent value to travel professionals and motorcoach operators looking to incorporate excellent products into their itineraries.

“It’s very exciting to be recognized as one of the 100 best events in North America for group travel,” said Melanie Bacon, executive director of Downtown Shreveport Unlimited. “We strive to accommodate tour groups and motorcoach operators by offering discount admissions, convenient bus parking, and special experiences like lessons on how to eat crawfish and backstage meet and greets with some of the best-known Cajun and Zydeco entertainers.”

ABA's selection committee selected Mudbug Madness Festival from hundreds of event nominations. Judges considered criteria such as the event's broad appeal, its accessibility to motorcoaches, skill at handling large groups and entertainment value.

“The attractiveness of Mudbug Madness as a don't-miss entertainment value is only part of why its selection this year is such a distinction for Shreveport-Bossier,” said Peter J. Pantuso, CTIS, ABA's president and CEO. “Tour groups spend more and stay longer, and there is no better way to jump-start tourism than to attract motorcoach groups to a great event and convince them to extend their stay.”

Mudbug Madness Festival is a presentation of Downtown Shreveport Unlimited, a non-profit membership organization which serves as an advocacy group for downtown Shreveport. CenterPoint Energy will return for the 16th consecutive year as title sponsor of the event.

For more information about hosting group tours in Shreveport-Bossier, visit http://www.shreveport-bossier.org/groups or call 800-551-8682.

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