New Iberia in Iberia Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
William G. "Bunk" Johnson
Visit the Bunk Johnson Jazz Collection Exhibit at the Iberia Parish Library and indulge in a compilation of the talented jazz trumpeter's memorabilia including books, periodicals, audiotapes, videotapes, documents, photographs and his instruments. Visit his grave at St. Edward Catholic Church Cemetery, as well as the Memorial Plaza and mural. Attend the Bunk Johnson Jazz, Arts & Heritage Festival, held annually in May.
Erected by Iberia Parish.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, Music • Entertainment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1949.
Location. 30° 0.319′ N, 91° 49.058′ W. Marker is in New Iberia, Louisiana, in Iberia Parish. Marker is on East Main Street (State Highway 182) near Bridge Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Iberia LA 70563, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Lee Burke (here, next to this marker); Evangeline Theater (a few steps from this marker); The Great Fire (within shouting distance of this marker); Wormser's Department Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Church Alley (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dreyfus Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Davis Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Provost's Café and Bar/Clementine Fine Dining and Spirits (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Iberia.
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