Elvis Presley statue.

Rockin' Elvis Statue

Field review by the editors.

Shreveport, Louisiana

In October 1954 Elvis Presley performed on stage at the Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium for the Louisiana Hayride radio program. It was considered to be his first big break.

Fifty years later, a statue of Elvis was unveiled on the auditorium's front steps to commemorate this historic moment. A young bronze Elvis stands atop a pink granite pedestal, guitar slung around his neck, one hand grabbing a floor microphone, frozen in mid-Elvis-the-pelvis thrust. A plaque bolted to the pedestal explains the Elvis connection, and includes a photo of girls in the audience, screaming -- in case future generations have any doubt.

Rockin' Elvis Statue

Address:
705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport, LA
Directions:
Downtown, in front of the Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium. On the east side of Elvis Presley Ave. just south of Milam St.
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
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