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All Points South

Mamou, Louisiana

Fred’s Lounge

“The Cajun Music Capital of the World” has kept things French in a Louisiana prairie town for over 75 years.
Ville Platte, Louisiana

Swamp Pop Museum

A museum within a former train depot tells the true story of a distinctly French-Louisiana musical genre.
Zachary, Louisiana

Teddy’s Juke Joint

One of the last remaining venues on the Old Chitlin’ Circuit is a kaleidoscopic music hall at the end of a dirt road.
Mandeville, Louisiana

Dew Drop Jazz and Social Hall

This 19th-century benevolent society and jazz hall was rescued from abandonment to again host live music.
Memphis, Tennessee

Overton Park Shell

One of the last Depression-era bandshells still standing was the site of Elvis Presley’s first live concert
Clarksdale, Mississippi

Muddy Waters’ Cabin

The centerpiece of the Delta Blues Museum is a wooden sharecropper’s cabin that once housed a titan of blues music.
Indianola, Mississippi

B.B. King’s Tour Bus

A 1980s tour bus that traveled millions of miles to facilitate a superlatively rigorous performing career.
Bentonia, Mississippi

Blue Front Cafe

The oldest active juke joint in the state sustains a niche school of blues guitar.