Ville Platte, Louisiana: Louisiana Swamp Pop Museum

As the "Swamp Pop Capital of the World," Ville Platte has little choice but to curate a collection of the late 1950s/early 1960s musical genre's memorabilia. It's also the city museum.
Address:
205 NW Railroad, Ville Platte, LA
Directions:
Near the intersection of NW Railroad and W Washington St.
Hours:
F-Sa 10 am - 3 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
337-363-0900
Admission:
Adults $3
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Swamp Pop Museum. Louisiana Swamp Pop Museum

The museum is dedicated to documenting a region's popular music format. Contains vinyl records, photos, and apparel worn by many of the stars of this particular musical genre.

[Bill Weisner, 01/11/2012]

Ville Platte is the "Swamp Pop Capital of the World," a claim relating to a music genre that rose from the boggy wetlands in 1958-64. The locally based record label produced swamp pop legends such as Joe Barry, the Boogie Kings, and Tommy McLain.

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