Dancehalls in Vernon Parish

Unknown Dancehall

New Llano, originally called Stables, was renamed in 1917 when 200 members of the Llano Del Rio Cooperative Colony (a Socialist commune) relocated there from all over the United States. The commune pooled resources and wealth until it collapsed in 1939. From “Louisiana: A Guide to the State”: “Llano had a social life all its own. A large roof garden dance floor attracted hundreds ...[Read More]

Wig-Wam

Mentioned in “Louisiana Fiddlers” by Ron Yule and Bill Burge: Country fiddler Jack Kay played there after moving back from Nashville in the 1950s.

Lion’s Club

Mentioned in “Louisiana Fiddlers” by Ron Yule and Bill Burge: Country fiddler Jack Kay played there after moving back from Nashville in the 1950s.

Nut Club

Mentioned in “Louisiana Fiddlers” by Ron Yule and Bill Burge: Country fiddler Jack Kay played there after moving back from Nashville in the 1950s.

Pecan Club

Mentioned in “Louisiana Fiddlers” by Ron Yule and Bill Burge: Country fiddler Jack Kay played there after moving back from Nashville in the 1950s.

Ruth’s Garden

From Louisianafolklife.org: “In the early 1950s, Herman on guitar and his brother who had taken up fiddle began playing country music shows at theaters and schools. Gradually, the band grew to an eight-piece band known as the Louisiana Ramblers and played area clubs such as √ČRuth’s Garden at Leesville.”

Sugar Shack

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

Welcome Club

Mentioned in “Louisiana Fiddlers” by Ron Yule and Bill Burge: Country fiddler Jack Kay played there after moving back from Nashville in the 1950s.

Hayride Club

Mentioned in “Louisiana Fiddlers” by Ron Yule and Bill Burge: Country fiddler Jack Kay played there after moving back from Nashville in the 1950s.