Dancehalls in Assumption Parish

Valenzuela Hall

Valenzuela Hall

Newspaper mention about dance with music provided by the Claiborne Williams Orchestra, 1905: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85034248/1905-06-03/ed-1/seq-4/ : 1912: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85034248/1912-04-20/ed-1/seq-5/

Chilly’s

Chilly’s

827 Shell Beach Road: Also called The Old Lake?: Legendary Swamp Pop and Cajun club on pilings over Lake Verret in Pierre Part: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh54QXHv4Nc

Rainbow Inn

Rainbow Inn

LA Highway 70 South- (985) 252-8069- open Wed & Thurs night (Alex Cook)- Corner of N. Curtis Street & 70: Included in Emily Ardoin’s 2014 thesis “Fais do-do to ‘Hippy Ti-Yo’: Dance Halls of South Louisiana”: “The building has a frame construction, front gable/cap bonnet roof, and stepped parapet. The dance floor is wood strip and the building appears m ...[Read More]

Tip Top Hall

Tip Top Hall

First dance of the season announced, April 6, 1918: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85034248/1918-04-06/ed-1/seq-3/ : Newspaper item mentioning first dance there, 1921: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85034248/1921-12-31/ed-1/seq-5/