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430 Lamarque Street, located in the heart of Old Mandeville, Louisiana | CONTACT US | DIRECTIONS

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Louis Armstrong


Owned by the City of Mandeville since 2000 and managed by the all volunteer, non-profit Friends of the Dew Drop, this hall is one of only a handful of buildings of its kind still in its original condition. The Friends of the Dew Drop are dedicated to preserving the structure and to keep alive the music that made this hall so popular. If you choose to attend one of our concerts, 100% of the proceeds go towards the preservation and restoration of this historic music venue, the support of emerging jazz artists, and music education. Click on the education and press links to below to read more about the structure and the musicians who contributed to its history. The Dew Drop at 430 Lamarque St. in Mandeville is on the National Register of Historic Places and is regarded as the oldest surviving rural jazz dance hall in the world. It is not available for private use.