LouisianaDancehall.com reader comment- Shane Bernard: “Until about 10 years ago (circa 2005) there was a nightclub on Highway 182 between Broussard and New Iberia called the Tropicana. I found this address: Tropicana Club, 1815 Old Spanish Trl, St. Martinville, LA. The building is still there, but the sign is gone.”
Dancehalls in Iberia Parish
Outside of New Iberia on the St. Martinville Hwy.
5509 Hwy. 14: now a rental banquet hall: holds CFMA meeting monthly 5509 Highway 14, New Iberia: 337-465-4952 lalouisianebanquethall.com
5509 Hwy 14: Included in Emily Ardoin’s 2014 thesis “Fais do-do to ‘Hippy Ti-Yo’: Dance Halls of South Louisiana”: “Club La Louisiane is on Highway 14. The dancehall is now used as a banquet and rental hall. The construction is brick, the roof is flat, the foundation is a concrete slab. The dance floor is composed of wood strips.” The owner was Billeus (Br ...[Read More]
From iberianet.com/forum/do-you-remember: “Anyone remember the club Our Gang- it was on Hwy 182 and used to be the Golden Pheasant. Waaaay back when.” “Éoff 182 by the Navy Base and in the woods by spanish LakeÉ”
possible club- 12620 Louisiana 339- corner of E. Conrad & 339
Found in “Hustling to Survive” by Robert E. Maguire: Late 70s disco place with DJs- Doctor Boogie & Dr. Jam- poster in Maguire
Corner of Jeffereson & Madison Streets: Newspaper mention concerning suspect being arreted there: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87090131/1896-01-17/ed-1/seq-1/
A Mexican entertainer, Filo Gonzalez, was a regular here- Bobby & Marella Caffey & Eldine & Ernest (Ben) Benoit: DL Menard- right in the middle of town on Center Street- where Arceneaux Ford is now. The only one I remember that would play in there regular was Al Perry.
Sarah Fox: The Glass Front was my grandparents’ (Eugene Miguez and Maria Hebert Miguez) restaurant/dance hall in New Iberia in 1925. They had dance cards for 10 cents and if you danced to close my grandmother would separate the patrons. The GLASS FRONT was located across the street from Bertrand Lumber Co on MAIN STREET. Along with Coleman’s Cafe and Guidroz’s Restaurant (Michael ...[Read More]