Dancehalls in Ascension Parish

Melancon’s Hall

Melancon’s Hall

Newspaper item about a dance there, music by the Claiborne Williams Orchestra, 1918: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85034248/1918-01-26/ed-1/seq-3/

Unknown hall

Unknown hall

Newspaper item mentionof dance given by Woodmen of the World, 1912: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85034248/1912-08-31/ed-1/seq-9/

Music Box

Mentioned in “Louisiana Fiddlers” by Ron Yule and Bill Burge: Country fiddler Bob Henderson opened the club after years of touring as a sideman playing music with Hank Thompson, Bob Wills, George Jones, and Lefty Frizell. : “In 1960 Bob left the road and opened the Music Box, a club in Gonzalez, Louisiana. Starting from scratch, he built a club and dancehall that became known thr ...[Read More]