LIVE MUSIC IS BEST!
The Shreveport Federation of Musicians, known as Local 116 of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada, also known as the " Local Musician's Union" is a non-profit organization dedicated to and advocating for professional musicians. We hold true that live music is thriving in Shreveport and Bossier City.
Local 116 serves all of North Louisiana, Southern Arkansas, and East Texas. Our membership is widespread from the Mississippi River west to Longview, TX, from Texarkana, AR / TX south to Alexandria, LA, and southwest to Lufkin, TX.
Whether you are a weekend warrior or a full-time professional musician, you need the value of the AFM. We live in a fast-paced modern world. Our active online referral service website is the first place many purchasers of live music look. Don't miss out. You owe it to yourself to check out the American Federation of Musicians Local 116. We are the only organization that truly represents the interests of professional musicians and performers in our area.
AFM members, who number almost 100,000, perform all styles of music—alternative rock, classical, pop, gospel, jazz, country, folk, rock, big band, reggae, contemporary Christian, etc.. With such active members as Roberta Flack, Santana, Sheila E, Suzanne Vega, The Goo Goo Dolls, Willie Nelson, Branford Marsalis,and many other famous celebrity musicians, there is a strong solice and brotherhood between local musicians and international celebrity. You are united by this amazing organization and passion you share for the love of music and creating music.
The AFM has been promoting and protecting professional musicians for over 110 years.
Local 116 has been serving since 1900 and continues to be an effective advocate for musicians' rights in the workplace (be that a nightclub, a symphony stage, in a recording studio, or on tour). The AFM and Local 116 do the best we can to protect the recorded works musicians produce from being exploited, and protect our members live performances by providing several types of benefit programs that help them build successful careers.
Members of the Shreveport Federation of Musicians Local 116 are secure in knowing that their organization is actively lobbying to promote legislation and public awareness that protects musicians' interests, negotiating collective bargaining agreements with the recording industry, motion picture industry, jingle industry, TV networks, National Public TV and Radio, and providing excellent wages and working conditions for its members.
The stronger we are in numbers, the stronger we are collectively. Remember, live music is best!