The Municipal Auditorium located on Elvis Presley Blvd. in Shreveport, La was the home of the Louisiana Hayride from 1948-1960. With KWKH 1130 being the flagship station for the Hayride, it was ground zero for history making musicians. World famous photographer Jack Barham was there to capture these up and coming stars, two of them being Elvis Presley and James Burton. Even though the famous line “Elvis has left the building” was first spoken at the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum across town, Twin Blends would like to say “Elvis is back in the building” at the Municipal! We’ve taken some old photos of Elvis (and the Hayride) and blended them with now pictures at the Municipal to “bring him back”. Special Thanks to the LSUS Archives and Special Collections for these photographs. Please share!


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Elvis is back in the building!

HE’S BACK!!!!

Echoes of the Past

1st Ever Elvis Selfie!

Photographer Jack Barham stands in front of the statues honoring Elvis and James Burton

Municipal Auditorium Then and Now

The Louisiana Hayride Then and Now

Elvis statue in front

Municipal Auditorium Shreveport, La

Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport, La

Hirsch Memorial Coliseum were the phrase “Elvis has left the building” was first spoken

Municipal Auditorium interior

Municipal Auditorium interior

Municipal Auditorium interior

Municipal Auditorium interior

Municipal Auditorium upper level seating

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