Tour

Last year’s Hayride Truth And Consequences Tour was a major success, as we’ve been given lots of positive feedback from our attendees and encouragement to maintain and expand our event offerings, and so we’re building on that experience to debut this year’s version.

We’re calling it the Hayride @Large Tour. Why? Well, because while we had six events on last year’s schedule, this year we’ve got twice as many. We’ll be in a different city every month.

And not just in Louisiana.

Here’s a schedule of Hayride @Large Tour dates…

Jan. 23 (Wednesday) – HOUMA
Mar. 20 (Wedensday) – MANDEVILLE
Apr. 25 (Thursday) – BATON ROUGE
May 17 (Friday) – SHREVEPORT
June 12 (Wednesday) – Houston, Texas
July 18 (Thursday) – Dallas, Texas
Aug. 15 (Thursday) – METAIRIE
Sept. 6 (Friday) – Austin, Texas
Sept. 12 (Thursday) – LAKE CHARLES
Oct. 3 (Thursday) – RUSTON
Nov. 21 (Thursday) – LAFAYETTE
Dec. 4 (Thursday) – San Antonio, Texas

As you’ll notice, as The Hayride expands its news coverage to Texas so we’re also expanding our events to the Lone Star State.

After taking a couple of months off for the summer, The Hayride’s 2019 @Large Tour will power back up for its second half with a flourish, as a star-studded spectacle is planned for Thursday, August 15 in the New Orleans area.

The Hayride’s Metairie tour stop will be headlined by Fox News contributor, author and Townhall.com columnist Kurt Schlichter, whose freewheeling, take-no-prisoners conservatism is sure to delight. Schlichter, the author of Militant Normals: How Regular Americans Are Rebelling Against the Elite to Reclaim Our Democracy, I Am a Liberal: A Conservative’s Guide to Dealing With Nature’s Most Irritating Mistake, I Am a Conservative: Uncensored, Undiluted and Absolutely Un-PC, Conservative Insurgency50 Shades of Liberal and Fetch My Latte: Sharing Feelings With Stupid People, is rapidly becoming one of the conservative movement’s most fearless, authentic voices – especially at a time when the Left is increasingly aggressive in attempting to silence those with bold opinions. Schlichter has written three novels outlining a vision of what such a politically correct future would look like – People’s RepublicIndian Country and Wildfire.

Also on hand at the Metairie tour stop will be Louisiana’s most recognizable and quotable political figure, Sen. John Neely Kennedy. A statewide elected official since 1999, Kennedy spent 17 years as Louisiana’s Treasurer, becoming the state’s junior Senator following his election in 2016 when he defeated Democrat Foster Campbell by a whopping 61-39 margin. It was Kennedy’s third attempt at a Senate seat, following losses to David Vitter in 2004 and Mary Landrieu in 2008. Since his election Kennedy has shown Louisiana voters what they were missing by leaving him out of the world’s greatest deliberative body, delivering his trademark brand of common sense and homespun logic to Washington with a distinctive flair.

We’ll also be giving the first of the Hayride’s Legislative Lion Awards, a recognition to those members of the Louisiana House or Senate who have completed a 12-year term standing for the conservative principles in such desperately short supply at the state capitol.

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