Jan. 27, 2015


For Immediate Release

Brittany Racca
(337) 365-1540

(888) 942-3742 

Iberia Parish Convention 

and Visitors Bureau

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Bunk Johnson Day at the Library 

NEW IBERIA, La. --- Join the Iberia Parish Library at the Main branch on Sat., Feb. 7, 2015 for a celebration of local music legend Bunk Johnson. The event will take place from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at 445 E. Main St.


Bunk Johnson was a jazz musician who lived in New Iberia and is credited for teaching Louis Armstrong and other jazz legends. Visitors can learn more about Bunk Johnson and his music in the historical collection hosted at the Iberia Parish Library's Main branch. They can visit his grave at St. Edward's Cemetery, as well as the Memorial Plaza dedicated to his memory on Hopkins Street.


At the library's event, there will be guest speakers to teach attendees about the legacy of Bunk Johnson and other musicians like Clifton Chenier, and a retrospective on what the West End of New Iberia used to be like. Vintage photographs from the West End area will be on display and the Bunk Johnson Band may perform.


For more information, contact Sami Haggood at 337-364-7150. 


The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official parish marketing agency promoting New Iberia, Avery Island, Jefferson Island, Jeanerette, Loreauville and Delcambre as a destination. Marketing programs target leisure travelers, business travelers, media, entertainment industry, and the travel trade including group tour planners, meeting planners, sports planners and special event planners. The bureau operates a parish welcome center located at 2513 Hwy. 14 in New Iberia.


For more information on parish events and tourism assets, call the Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau at 337-365-1540 or visit

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