AMY ROBERTSON NAMED DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS FOR RED RIVER REVEL
SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER, LA –
Red River Revel, Inc., proudly welcomes Amy Robertson as the new Director of Operations. Red River Revel, Inc. is the 501c3 nonprofit organization that brings annual events to Northwest Louisiana, including Red River Revel Arts Festival, CORK: A Red River Revel Wine Event, Shreveport Farmers’ Market, and Shreveport BREW. Amy Robertson brings a plethora of experience in management, accounting, budgeting, internal controls, and operations to this organization, along with an eagerness and passion to serve the community.
“We’re excited to have Amy Robertson on the Red River Revel team. She brings years of experience, knowledge, and organizational skills as well as a high capacity to learn and a love of the Revel.” Said Logan Lewis, Executive Director for the Red River Revel.
Amy Robertson comes to the Red River Revel from Bossier Parish Libraries. Serving as the library’s Business Manager, Amy’s primary focus was to oversee operating and capital project funds through budget planning, revision, and forecasting. In addition, she worked closely with the director and administrative team in developing and planning library services and related strategic initiatives. In her spare time, Amy enjoys nature photography, genealogy, and reading. She is married to Randy Robertson and has one fur baby, Abbey Rue.
“I am excited to join the Red River Revel, and to have this opportunity to work with such a dynamic and diverse group of people in producing the Red River Revel Arts Festival, a celebration of the arts for our community. As well as our other popular events: CORK: A Red River Revel Wine Event, Shreveport Brew, Shreveport Farmers’ Market, and the Wayne Curtis Memorial Arts Fundraiser.” said Amy Robertson.
Red River Revel is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving the region around Shreveport, Louisiana with cultural programming in the areas of “Art, Music, Food.” Program events include Shreveport Farmers’ Market, CORK: A Red River Revel Wine Event, Shreveport BREW, and the Red River Revel Arts Festival. Created in 1976, the Red River Revel is a 9-day annual arts festival bringing together visual, musical, and performing artists, along with the regional community for a celebration of the arts. The Red River Revel is a community partner with local nonprofits, over 20 of which serve food and raise funds using the unique blend of culturally inspired flavors of the area and beyond. Each year during the festival, thousands of area 4th grade students spend the school day at the Red River Revel learning about and participating in arts education programs. Local, regional, and national musical acts perform on two stages in Shreveport’s Festival Plaza during the event. Approximately 100,000 visitors from all over the country visit the Red River Revel Arts Festival each year. This “Celebration of the Arts” encompasses quality in visual and performing arts, seminars, workshops, children’s arts education, and a variety of creative experiences. In addition to the festival, the organization manages the 13-week Shreveport Farmers’ Market, held weekly on Saturdays during the Summer. The Red River Revel also produces CORK: A Red River Revel Wine Event, an annual celebration of wine and food, which serves as a fundraising event held at Festival Plaza each Spring. Finally, the Red River Revel partners with Downtown Shreveport Unlimited (organizer of Mudbug Madness) to host Shreveport BREW, a beer and food celebration and fundraising event held at Festival Plaza each Fall. The 47th Annual Red River Revel Arts Festival is scheduled for September 30th – October 8th, 2023. For more information, visit https://redriverrevel.com or follow the Revel on Facebook and Instagram at @RedRiverRevel.