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2019 to be Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar’s Final Year as Title Sponsor of Independence Bowl

The 2019 Walk-On’s Independence Bowl will be the third and final game with Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar as the title sponsor of the Independence Bowl.

“As we kick-off our third and final year as the title sponsor for the Independence Bowl, we want to thank the Independence Bowl Foundation team for making this partnership such a great experience,” said Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar Founder and CEO Brandon Landry. “As a Louisiana-founded brand, we have enjoyed supporting not only the local community, but the state as a whole, and we’re looking forward to seeing the continued success of bowl week and the long-standing tradition of post-season football in Northwest Louisiana. 

“We have multiple restaurants in the surrounding area, which are looking forward to working with the Independence Bowl Foundation for ongoing sponsorship opportunities, as well as support from our customers all across the country who, thanks to the support of the involved teams, are now fans of not only the Independence Bowl, but the Walk-On’s brand as well. While we are excited to help welcome and support a new title sponsor for the 2020 season, our focus for 2019 is to ensure a successful year for the 44th-Annual Independence Bowl, not only December 26th for the game, but for all of the surrounding events,” Landry added. 2019 is the final year of the original three-year partnership between the Independence Bowl and Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar.

“Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar has been a great partner as title sponsor of the Independence Bowl the past two years. Their involvement and hard work has helped the growth of our game and bowl week events,” said Independence Bowl Foundation Chairman Art Carmody IV.  “We look forward to working with Walk-On’s this year to create a great atmosphere surrounding the 2019 Walk-On’s Independence Bowl. Our leadership is taking a very proactive approach in our search for a new title sponsor to ensure the continued success of the Independence Bowl for the foreseeable future.”


The Walk-On’s Independence Bowl, the 11th-oldest bowl game, will play its 44th-edition on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. CT at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana. The Duke Blue Devils won their first Independence Bowl in 2018, defeating the Temple Owls 56-27. The Walk-On’s Independence Bowl enjoys primary conference agreements with the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and Southeastern Conference (SEC), as well as backup agreements with the American Athletic Conference (AAC) and Conference USA (C-USA). The Walk-On’s Independence Bowl and Independence Bowl Foundation are prevalent in the Shreveport-Bossier City area throughout the year, hosting events to help enhance the economic impact and growth of our community. For more information, visit or follow the bowl on FacebookTwitter and Instagram at @IndyBowl.

Independence Bowl Foundation

P.O Box 1723, Shreveport LA 71166  |  401 Market Street, Shreveport, LA 71101  |  318.221.0712

2020 Independence Bowl