The Red River Revel depends on local volunteers donating their time to help run the festival. From selling tickets to checking I.D.s, volunteers put in tens of thousands of man-hours.
Over seven hundred people check-in as a volunteer during the course of the Revel to make sure it continues to be one of the top 100 art festivals in the nation.
Area high school students volunteer with the festival's fourth grade program that exposes students to the performing and visual arts. Bossier Parish School high students had the day off Monday for fall break, but still came out to support the community.
"We have a great partnership with both Caddo and Bossier Parish. Caddo provides high school students that help us with our fourth grade program... Parkway Cross Country and their Beta Club has graciously given their time on a day they get to sleep in," said Kevin Stone, Revel Assistant Director.
Stone says the first weekend of the festival had a pretty good turn-out despite other events going on around the area like the Louisiana Film Prize, homecoming football games and Taste of Shreveport-Bossier.