"Perhaps the most noteworthy characteristic of this curious town was its native style of entertainment. The wharf was gradually extended from the boat landing, and jutting from it were dozens of camps. When picnic groups took over the camps for parties, each camp had a negro band. It was here that some of the well-known jazz artists such as Peron, the Celestins, and Louis Armstrong, first became popular."
To read more, see Melvin Young and August Perez, Jr. "Louisiana Lake Architecture." The Student Publication of the School of Architecture of Tulane University 1:2 (1956): [1-3].