The 8th annual Swamp Pop Reunion Benefit Dance was a big success. A capacity crowd of 400 music lovers braved the inclement weather to pack the Ville Platte Civic Center Monday night to enjoy the music and memories of some 20 Swamp Pop music legends. Visitors from as far away as California and Massachusetts danced the night away to the music of Willie Tee and Cypress backing up the music stars. Members of the Diamonds, a popular Ville Platte band in the 1960’s, was recognized and honored. Special guest Nancy Tabb Marcantel performed and Comedian Murray Conque was the special emcee for the night. All of the funds raised are dedicated for the Louisiana Swamp Pop Museum.