Programs & Services
Educational Program - The
Spencer Drum Clinic
The Rhythm Museum serves as the primary
location for the children in the community to
experience the art of music through musical
instruction classes, known as Spencer Drum
Under the director of Mr. Kelvin Spencer,
the Spencer Drum Clinic has offered music
classes to the children age 5-15, since 2002.
Mr. Spencer however has taught music in the
community for the past 32 years and shows no
sign of slowing down. Mr. Spencer teaches five
(5) one (1) hour classes consisting of 5-10
students. The children love him. His students
are in high demand for performances at school
events, churches, parades, sports activities,
etc. And the annual recital is an event the
children strive for excellence in their
The Spencer Drum Clinic is in need of funding
as many musicial programs, particularly with
the cuts in funding for school music programs.
The children enjoy this expression of the arts
and it helps them to excel academically. WE
NEED YOUR HELP- PLEASE DONATE.
Cultural Event - Annual Rocktober
Rocktober Festival is a community event
hosted by the Buddy Stewart Music Foundation.
The festival has enjoyed over 12 successful
years of bringing entertainment to Baton
Rouge's community. Rocktober Fest features
10-12 local recording artists, in gospel, jazz,
zydeco, R&B and the blues. The children of
the community school and churches are involved
with the responsibility of intermission
performances while bands are lining up. Other
artists display their talents and abilities
such as the largest alligator made of toothpick
and free-handed portrait drawing. Vendors are
plentiful with the best in South Lousiana soul
food. The community has shown their gratitude
for this highly anticipated event, with their
increasing attendance. Rocktover Fest takes
place at the Rhythm Museum next door to the
Rock Shop in the month of October. Rocktober
Fest gives families an opportunity to enjoy a
beautiful fall day while being entertained by
musicians and artists they would not normally
have the opportunity of seeing. It's a day of
family, food, and entertainment.
Past featured performers include Bobby Rush,
O.B. Buchana, Henry Gray, Jackie Neal, Raful
Neal, Kenny Neal, Lighthouse Gospel Singers,
Fantastic Volcalaires, John Gray Jazz Band,
Rudy Richard Zydeco, and so many others.
WE NEED YOUR HELP - PLEASE DONATE TODAY!