Dancehalls in Evangeline Parish

Jungle Lounge

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.” 1636 W. Main Street- Owned by Cliff ...[Read More]

Landreneau’s Hall

Landreneau’s Hall

Newspaper item about quarterly meeting of the parish union there, 1888: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83026389/1888-06-16/ed-1/seq-1/

Lodge Hall

Lodge Hall

Lodge hall on west side of High School Drive also called Conway (then #118-123)- info from 1938 Ville Platte Sanborn Insurance Map

Nonc Jake’s

Included in a 2006 Louisiana Cajun dance hall list compiled by WYNK Cajun DJ “Tee Mick” Abed, sent to me in personal correspondence from David Marcantel

Club Rendezvous

Terry McDaniel: “I’m from Pine Prarie, which was somehow a dry ward in the 1950s. I was a regular patron at both the Evangeline Club and Club Rendezvous from 1956-64. My buddies and I would take dates to the Evangeline Club to dance, then we’d take them home and go to Club Rendezvous, where the girls had looser restrictions and hours. They were nice girls- but Club Rendezvous was ...[Read More]

Dilly Duck Club

Included in a 2006 Louisiana Cajun dance hall list compiled by WYNK Cajun DJ “Tee Mick” Abed, sent to me in personal correspondence from David Marcantel

Unknown club

Mentioned in “Louisiana Fiddlers” by Ron Yule and Bill Burge: Ed Johnson recalled that Country fiddler Bob Henderson played at a club in Turkey creek, name unknown, during 1948 and 1949. “The band included Jimmy Johnson, (electric guitar and fiddle), Happy McNichol (drums), Pete Singley (upright bass) and Bob (fiddle and guitar).”