Swamp Pop Day proclaimed February 23

February 23, has been proclaimed “Ville Platte Swamp Pop Day” by Mayor Bill Jeanmard in recognition of the Swamp Pop Reunion IV dance, which will be held at the Ville Platte Civic Center that evening.

Over 20 legends of the Swamp Pop sound will be performing at the annual event, which is a fund raiser for the creation of the Louisiana Swamp Pop Museum in the “Swamp Pop Capital of the World,” Ville Platte.

The event is sponsored by the City of Ville Platte, KVPI Radio; corporate sponsors, CLECO and CenturyTel; and the Evangeline Tourism Commission.

Advance tickets are available at city hall and KVPI Radio for $15 per person. Tickets will not be sold at the door. For information, contact Sharon Fontenot at Ville Platte City Hall, 363-2939.

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