Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Friday, April 22, 2016

S is for the Sulphur Mines Festival and the Swamp Pop Fest in Gonzales -- #atozchallenge

S is for the Sulphur Mines Festival, which honors the rich industrial history of the town of Sulphur, upon which the town was established. The Brimstone Museum in Sulphur sponsors the event, which took place last month. Read more about the Brimstone Museum and the history of Sulphur and the Mines here and here.

S is also for the Swamp Pop Fest in Gonzales, La. This fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation takes place on July 15-16. See their website for more information.

Personally, I have a hard time differentiating between swamp pop and other forms of Louisiana music. This page on their site says swamp pop is Cajun music with a "rocking" flair, using electric guitars and saxophones instead of fiddles and accordions. For descriptions of the swamp pop, zydeco, and Cajun music genres, see this website.

What is your favorite Louisiana musical genre and why?


Common Household Mom said...

Fascinating history of that town. I had to look up brimstone, and it turns out it is the King James Bible's word for sulfur.

Angie Kay Dilmore said...

CHM, I've certainly heard of "fire and brimstone," but I was not aware brimstone is bible speak for sulfur! Thanks for the information!