Swamp Pop musical reunion planned

Over a dozen musical legends of the south Louisiana Swamp Pop sound will gather for the “Swamp Pop Reunion IV” in Ville Platte, designated by the state legislature as “The Swamp Pop Capital of the World.”

All proceeds from this music extravaganza will benefit the new Swamp Pop Museum which is being created in the city.

Confirmed Swamp Pop “legends” donating their time and talents for the show are Johnnie Allan, Jay Randall, T. K. Hulin, Jivin’ Gene, V.J. “Boo Boo” Boulet, Jerry Raines, Charles Veillon, Nel Nelson, Sonnny Bourg, Clint West, Roy Chaffin and Bobby Page.

Other Swamp Pop stars are signing up daily to participate. They will be backed up by “Bobby and The Rockers,” a fantastic authentic Swamp Pop band.

The “Swamp Pop Reunion IV” will be held Monday, February 23, at the Ville Platte Civic Center. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the Swamp Pop Reunion show will start at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $15 per person sold in advance only. No tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets are available at Ville Platte City Hall 363-2939 or KVPI 363-2124. There will be no reserving tables or seating.

To order tickets by mail, send checks made payable to: The City of Ville Platte, P. O. Box 390, Ville Platte, LA 70586. Indicate “Swamp Pop Reunion” on the envelope. Tickets will be sent by return mail.

A cash bar will be available and Mardi Gras chicken and sausage gumbo will be sold.

The Reunion is sponsored by The City of Ville Platte, Cleco, KVPI Radio Oldies 92.5 and The Evangeline Parish Tourism Commission.

For additional information, contact Sharon Fontenot, Grants Coordinator, City of Ville Platte, P. O. Box 390, Ville Platte, LA 70586; phone (337) 363-2939; FAX (337) 363-1121; or email sharonfontenot@centurytel.net.

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