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Buddy Stewart Memorial Music Foundation & Rhythm Museum -An Old Fashioned Record Shop & Museum

  • 1712 North Acadian West Baton Rouge, LA 70802
  • (225) 383-9661

An entity of a former business that has served the Baton Rouge community for over 30 years. Originally known as Buddy Stewart's Rock Shop, it was one of the largest minority family owned and operated music stores in South Louisiana.

The Rock Shop no longer exists as a retail store but as an antique record shop with one of the largest vinyl collections on display in South Louisiana. The shop is visited by collectors and music enthusiasts from all over the world. It is globally recognized. 

The Rhythm Museum has been featured in many state, national, and international publications. The Rhythm Museum's interior atmosphere displays past and present artists from Baton Rouge and surrounding areas with their musical contributions and accomplishments. Helping the community and music lovers everywhere to better understand the significance of the Baton Rouge artist. It also provides historical information to scholars and individuals seeking knowledge of artists who shaped the flavor of South Louisiana.

The Buddy Stewart Music Foundation focuses on giving support to Baton Rouge's African American heritage by creating opportunities for the community to interact with foundation projects and the artists who visit. It unifies local performing artists by giving them a venue to perform and learn more about the tradition they represent. The Buddy Stewart Music Foundation also helps network local artists to new audiences.

Free Admission

General Information
  • Locally Owned:
  • African-American Owned: