A Glimpse At Yogi Bear's 2021 Swamp Pop Weekend!

We LOVE music down here in Robert, LA, but we also love the great outdoors! That's where Swamp Pop Weekend comes in.

For the uninitiated, Swamp Pop Weekend is a music festival that takes place in early September. It's a unique cultural experience that focuses on the genre of swamp pop, otherwise known as the music of the deep south. Once a popular grassroots festival, Swamp Pop grew so big that it's now considered to be a 'professionally produced festival' right here in our own backyard! 

Swamp Pop is some of the unique music found in Louisiana. It's not quite Cajun, not exactly zydeco, and not really the blues. Instead, it's a mixture of all three! This genre got its start in the mid-1950s with the arrival of television and various cultural influences. Since then, more than two dozen swamp pop songs have hit the Billboard Hot 100! Swamp pop may not be the most popular genre globally, but it's certainly one of the best. Some folks describe it as a combination of Cajun beats with rock undertones. Needless to say, we love it!

Here at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park, we're looking forward to celebrating our Louisiana heritage with some Swamp Pop fun. That's why you can't miss our three-day Swamp Pop Weekend Extravaganza! Ranging from September 3 to the 6th, embrace your musical side with some fun and games from Yogi and the gang.

Swamp Pop Weekend 2021: What To Know

No matter how old you are, there's something to love during Jellystone Park's Swamp Pop Weekend! We offer up the whole package, providing tents, RV sites, and cabins for the whole family to enjoy. Our General Store offers a little something for everyone, from snacks and camping supplies to last-minute gear. You can enjoy the call of the wild -- without being too far away from civilization and its accommodations.

The Yogi Bear Swamp Pop Weekend is going to be a blast! This year, we've got four different bands (plus our DJ) lined up and ready to rumble. They're going to be playing a mix of tunes from the past 80 years of Swamp Pop history, from original compositions to classics like 'Big Blue Diamonds' and 'I'm Leaving It All Up To You.'

Here's the current lineup of bands playing on Saturday (September 7th):

  • Last Call
  • Southern Boyz
  • Seabrook
  • Waylon Thibodeaux Band

We've also got some fun activities planned for Sunday as well! The all-female Mr. Jellystone Park™ Paget will be running (with DJ included) during the entire afternoon. Come on out and vote for your favorite candidate (or three).

Music isn't the only thing offered during your stay at Jellystone Park. Enjoy the sounds of the south along with some of your favorite Louisiana pastimes, from fishing in one of our two lakes to mini-golf with the kids. At Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park, the fun is limitless!

Book A Stay At Jellystone Park For Swamp Pop 2021!

Ready to book your stay for the Swamp Pop Weekend at Jellystone? Here are just a few things to keep in mind:

  • This special holiday requires a three-night stay so that you can enjoy the entire festival from beginning to end.
  • Swamp Pop Weekend is considered a full holiday (special rates are in place).
  • Check-in time for our cabins is 3 PM, with 11 AM as the check-out period.

Come on down to Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park for a weekend you won't soon forget! Book a stay in one of our on-site accommodations, and listen to the eclectic culture of Louisiana up close and personal. If you still have questions about your stay or want some special accommodations, we can help with that too! Call 985-542-1507 to get in touch with one of our happy campers today. We can't wait to have y'all by!

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