Foundation Integral To Revitalization Initiative

Shreveport Common Buildings

Central Fire Station, Strand Theater, Municipal Auditorium, Logan Manson

Shreveport is active with new development and historic renovation projects in downtown’s historic and cultural districts. Civic leaders in this effort are: Arlena Acree (Mayor’s Staff), Pam Atchison (SRAC), Cedric Glover (Mayor), and Liz Swaine (DDA). Mayor Cedric Glover has made the arts central to the revitalization of Shreveport. And, a James Burton Foundation representative attends the planning meetings to stay connected to the process and keep informed of the emerging opportunities.

Part of the larger Shreveport Downtown Cultural District is the Shreveport Common. The Shreveport Regional Arts Council and the City of Shreveport developed the Shreveport Common that covers a nine-block area anchored by former Central Fire Station that is now SRAC Central Artstation. The Shreveport Common area includes: the Strand Theater, the Aseana Gardens, Holy Cross church, the Logan Mansion, the Municipal Auditorium, and the James Burton Foundation building.

Roco Landesman (NEA) describes the Shreveport Common as ‘creative place making at its best.’ Landesman toured the Shreveport Common earlier this year that included a stop at the James Burton Foundation and a discussion with James.

See more at the Shreveport Regional Arts Council.

Update: The James Burton Foundation office and Studios and the James Burton Guitar and Car Museum are in the center of this renovation project.  We are located directly across the street from the famous Shreveport Municipal Auditorium. WATCH US GROW.

Any sponsorship to help us reach our goals would be very much appreciated.

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Future home of  the James Burton Guitar and Car Museum








Home Office and Recording Studios

Spam email going around

It seems there is a spam email going around with the title My Awful Trip….James Burton. The email also contains the Foundations signature. This is SPAM and has nothing to do with James or the Foundation. Please ignore it.

Foundation donates to Volunteers of America

The James Burton Foundation donated guitars to the Volunteers of America “Lighthouse” program for Children this week. The Shreveport Times has a video of the event on their website.




Foundation donates to the Boys and Girls Club

James Burton Foundation donates guitars to the Boys and Girls Club of Natchitoches, Louisiana!  James personally delivered the guitars on 04/18/2013 and attended the banquet to give out the guitars to the kids of the club.


Foundation featured in upcoming episode of GearZ

The James Burton Foundation is featured in the premiere of episode 6 of season 7 of GearZ, titled ‘The P38 Warbird-Kaase Engine-James Burton’. The episode will air on Tuesday, April 9 at 8pm EST on Speed Channel.

The premiere will also re-air at the following times in April:
Tuesday, 4/9 @ 11:00pm/EST
Saturday, 4/13 @ 9:00am/EST
Sunday, 4/14 @ 7:30am/EST