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Country Roads Supper Club at the West Baton Rouge Museum
Baton Rouge Blues on the "Gold Coast"
Sunday, September 30th from 6 - 9 pm, $150
We're playing your song with a blues-themed event taking place at a juke joint on the beautiful grounds of Port Allen's West Baton Rouge Museum. Chef David Crews, creator of Cleveland, Mississippi's nationally recognized Delta Supper Club, will be at the stove, while local blues duo Smokehouse Porter and Ms. Mamie play classic Baton Rouge blues at the historic juke joint located on the grounds during cocktail hour.

At the West Baton Rouge Museum in Port Allen stands a Juke Joint that illustrates the major role West Baton Rouge Parish played in the evolution of the "Baton Rouge Blues." In the first half of the 20th century, less-restrictive liquor laws and the many juke joints on the westbank created fertile ground for live music by legends like Slim Harpo, Buddy Guy, Lazy Lester and Ernie K-Doe. That combination earned the stretch of Highway 190 from the river to LA 415 the nickname "The Gold Coast"

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Lunchtime Lecture:
"The Move and Restoration of the Historic c. 1830 Aillet House"
Thursday, September 20th at Noon, Free
The West Baton Rouge Museum is pleased host local architectural historian and specialist in historic house restoration, Sid Gray on Thursday, September 20 at Noon as part of our ongoing Lunchtime Lecture series. Mr. Gray will discuss “The Move and Restoration of the Historic c. 1830 Aillet House.”  
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Aillet House is an example of a small Creole plantation home which was once home to the 19th and 20th century Jean Dorville Landry and Anatole Aillet families respectively. Sid Gray who served as the historic building consultant for the project will discuss the move of the Creole cottage from its original location along the River Road facing the Mississippi River near Brusly, Louisiana to where it presently sits on the grounds of the West Baton Rouge Museum. He will also discuss how the house was restored under his care. 
This program is FREE and open to the public. Participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch. 
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