Rayne, LA
Rayne, LA
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Take a Trip to Experience the Music That Made America!

If you’re planning to venture out to Cajun Country to enjoy the peaceful scenery and country charm, consider taking a road trip to New Orleans or Natchez (or both!) to experience the Americana Music Triangle; the world’s most popular music destination. Explore the history, culture, and stories of our country’s unique musical genres: Bluegrass, Blues, Country, Rock ‘N’ Roll, Jazz, R&B, Gospel, Southern Gospel, and of course, Cajun! Keep scrolling to learn more about the three areas that make up the Triangle.

Start Your Excursion in Cajun Country

Cajun Country is perfectly poised in-between New Orleans and Natchez, which makes it easy to plan day trips to either destination from. Don’t overlook the Cajun Country surrounding Lafayette, the region’s unofficial capital of the Triangle in Louisiana, as there are many places for music lovers to discover.

Jazz band playing in a night club
Area Highlights

BLUE MOON SALOON
A honkey-tonk-style club, internationally recognized for world music. Enjoy a weekly Cajun Jam with world-class Cajun and Zydeco music.

EL SID O’S
A local favorite cinder block restaurant described as giving the Zydeco dancehall experience that’s authentically gritty.

CAJUN MUSIC HALL OF FAME
Get an appreciation for unique artifacts and memorabilia related to Cajun music and culture at this museum.

private yellow cottage in Rayne Louisiana
Where to Stay
in Cajun Country

MAISON D’MEMOIRE COTTAGES
The quaint country setting offers charming bed and breakfast cottages featuring full kitchens, jetted tubs, and a famous Southern breakfast delivered to your door in the morning. Enjoy relaxing on your porch with a glass of wine or take an evening stroll around our private lake. Unwind, relax, and refresh and wake up ready to continue your trip. Make our Louisiana B&B cottages your home during your trip along the Golden Record Road.

Head North to Natchez, the “Little Easy”

Just over two hours north is the historic city of Natchez, Mississippi – famous for Pilgrimage tours of beautiful historic homes. Once home to the most millionaires per capita in the United States, this city is full of rich history and southern charm.

Paddle wheel boat on the river in Natchez
Area Highlights

DELTA MUSIC MUSEUM
Appreciate Louisiana’s musical heritage from the Mississippi Delta, including gospel and blues, jazz, bluegrass, country, and rock ‘n’ roll.

UNDER THE HILL SALOON
Offering the best nightlife around, this saloon stop on the Mississippi River offers live music and delicious food on the weekends.

WALKING OR DRIVING TOUR
Get the feel of authentic Natchez with a tour by foot or by car of the historic antebellum homes, dating back to the late 1700s.

iron gate in front of a Natchez B&B
Where to Stay
in Natchez

DEVEREAUX SHIELDS HOUSE
If you choose to stay in Natchez, we recommend this historic bed and breakfast. Devereaux Shields House Bed and Breakfast offers luxurious lodging and is a perfect for relaxing during your road trip. Enjoy a full Southern breakfast every morning, private baths, and modern amenities. They will show you true Southern hospitality at their ideally located inn.

Drive South to New Orleans, the “Big Easy”

Once the Gold Record Road has led you to the great city of New Orleans, experience the roots of American music and experience the rich cultural experiences of the area. New Orleans has no shortage of authentic local color, famous for its musical history and culture.

night scene on Bourbon Street in New Orleans
Area Highlights

PRESERVATION HALL
A traditional music venue, house band, nonprofit organization and record label in the French Quarter featuring live music every night.

BOURBON STREET
A local and tourist favorite, Bourbon Street has a rowdy reputation (especially Mardi Gras), live music, unique architecture and rich history.

FRENCHMEN STREET
Just a couple of steps from the French Quarter, Frenchman Street is a live music scene featuring a variety of bars, clubs and more.

FRENCH QUARTER
This is the oldest and most famous neighborhood in New Orleans. Explore the historic heart of New Orleans and all it has to offer.

St Charles rail car at New Orleans bed and breakfast
Where to Stay
in New Orleans

GRAND VICTORIAN BED & BREAKFAST
If you decide to extend your stay in New Orleans, stay at this historic New Orleans bed and breakfast in the heart of the Garden District. It’s just steps from the street car line. and are within walking distance from lots of great dining options and attractions. The continental breakfast that is included with your stay, helps make this a wonderful place to end your travels along the Gold Record Road.

Explore the historic Americana Music Triangle
from your home in the south, Maison D’Memoire

The pond at Maison D'Memoire Bed & Breakfast Cottages