2824 Highway 114 Hessmer, LA (318) 563-4795
Dancehalls in Avoyelles Parish
Dale Walker: “It was in the late 60’s and early 70’s and located on the Spring Bayou Road aka Bayou Blanc Community in Marksville, LA. It was a great place. I was in my teens but individuals of all ages went dancing there. It was owned by Mac Boudin. He would get bands from all over and in this sleepy little town it was a dream come true. I can remember some of the bands and I ...[Read More]
Boogie Kings played there
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Alton Dupuy: It was on Highway 1- the nicest club in the area. It was a dancehall, gambling room, and bar. They had those long dice tables in the gambling room. This was in the WW2 era- it burnt down mid 1950s. When it burned down, people remarked “How I miss that beautiful big dance floor.” It was low to the ground, with concrete steps leading up. There were big front doors that you ...[Read More]
Alton Dupuy: it was on Highway 1 between Marksville & Alexandria. It was nicer than Hill Haven.
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Alton Broussard: It was on Hickory Hill Road. It must have opened around 1950. It was arough lumber, unpainted straight board type place in the woods. They had a live band on Saturday nights. The owner was Leonard Luneau, an English speaker from across Red River, who married a girl from Avoyelles.
Listed in “Readers recall clubs where they danced to Louisiana Music” from The Daily Advertiser, December 29, 1998: “Readers of The Daily Advertiser were asked to submit names of’ the clubs where they danced to Louisiana music in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, with a brief recollection of what the club was like and who played there.” Alton Dupuy: it was next to the Peli ...[Read More]
Alton Dupuy: “It was on the corner- the address was on Spring Bayou Road. It was owned by Whitney Bordelon in the 1950s. You entered into the bar and there was a pathway straight through to the dancehall. You’d get your hand stamped when you paid to dance. It might have been the Moonlight Inn before that. My sister (Bruce Daigrepont’s mother), Jennie Rita Dupuy, danced with Hank ...[Read More]