Delta Music Museum

Delta Music MuseumJust as the landscape along the Mississippi River changes as it flows from Memphis down through the Delta, so do the musical traditions. From bluegrass and gospel to blues and rockabilly, you can find all these music genres preserved and celebrated at the Delta Music Museum in Ferriday.

The diversity of the musical styles showcased here is illustrated best through the lives of three cousins who grew up in Ferriday and who rose to national prominence. Jerry Lee Lewis became a national sensation in the mid-1950s as the wild-haired, piano-pounding innovator of rockabilly music, while Mickey Gilley went on to become a country western star with more than 30 hits in the Top 40 while operating a world-famous nightclub that bears his name in Houston. The third cousin, Jimmy Swaggart, became one of the country’s most successful television evangelists and was known for singing and playing the piano during services.

Other musical celebrities showcased in the museum include Linda Gail Lewis, Fats Domino, Aaron Neville, Conway Twitty, Percy Sledge and Irma Thomas, among others. Visitors enter to the sound of music as tour guides share stories about the musicians.

The museum not only pays tribute to the musical greats of the past. The Arcade Theater next door to the museum was restored and serves as venue to performances and broadcasts by many musicians.

Delta Music Museum
218 Louisiana Ave.
Ferriday, LA 71334

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1733
Ferriday, LA 71334

318.757.1973 fax

Hours of Operation

Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Group tours are available with advance notice. On Saturdays, the Arcade Theater hosts live music events. Visit the Friends of the Delta Music Museum's website and Facebook page for more information.