Dancehalls in Concordia Parish

Catahoula Country Music Show

Country music venue in Janesville that was run by Don Wiley and J.C. Henderson. Wiley’s band, Don Wiley and the Blue Grass Boys played there regularly and the venue featured many Grand Ole Opry stars. https://louisianafolklife.nsula.edu/artist-biographies/profiles/229

84 Club

Country music bar that was well known for violence http://www.louisianafolklife.org/LT/Articles_Essays/DeltaReflections-Nightclubs.html

Haney’s Big House

Haney’s Big House was an African American rhythm and blues club, part of the famed “chitlin’ circuit”, and was located in the 500 block of 4th Street (now East Wallace Blvd.) in Ferriday. The venue started as a barbecue joint, then it expanded to have gambling and later music. Live music was featured on the weekend nights, when club would often accommodate three to four hun ...[Read More]

Vidalia Town Hall

Vidalia Town Hall

Newspaper mention about “Bud Scott dance” planned on June 30, 1920: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87090135/1920-06-26/ed-1/seq-5/

African Queen

African Queen

“Similarly the small black “jukes”—places like the African Queen in Ferriday—carried on a blues, hard drinking, and fist-fighting tradition, and like their white counterparts, were less cosmopolitan than the early clubs.”- Hiram Ford “Pete” Gregory, III http://www.louisianafolklife.org/LT/Articles_Essays/DeltaReflections-Nightclubs.html

Unknown hall

Unknown hall

Newspaper item mentions a Bud Scott dance held there, 1915: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87090131/1915-02-12/ed-1/seq-5/: 1915: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87090131/1915-05-21/ed-1/seq-4/