BATON ROUGE, La. (THE LOUISIANA WEEKEND) - Teddy’s Juke Joint is a gem. It is one of only three remaining juke joints open for business on the Chitlin Circuit of US Highway 61 along the Mississippi River. Teddy’s Juke Joint has been in business for forty-four years. The owner, Lloyd “Teddy” Johnson Jr. still opens and closes the juke joint daily. They are open from 2:00pm until 2:00am daily. Teddy’s Juke Joint is most known for the iconic Blues musicians who have played there. BB King, Raful Neal, the entire Neal family, Slim Harpo, Mem Shannon, Lazy Lester, and countless other musicians have graced the stage.
Just walking in the door, you will notice all of the blues memorabilia that Teddy has collected over the years. You will also notice Christmas and Birthday decorations. Teddy leaves the decorations up all year as they have become a part of the decor.
In two different corners, you will notice juke boxes that are rarely used as the method in which people listen to and find music has changed drastically. Do not fret, Teddy still uses his disco booth to spin records for guests.
While you are listening to music, Teddy also serves Juke Joint menu complete with fried chicken, fried fish, red beans, hamburgers, hot sausage, smoked sausage, and fried turkey wings. You can even purchase one wing at a time.
Be sure to visit Teddy’s Juke Joint to experience a party of history while you can.
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