Dancehalls in Cameron Parish

Four Corners Bar

Photo courtesy of Robert “Robbeaux” Herbert LouisianaDancehalls.com reader comment┬áby┬áRobert “Robbeaux” Herbert: “Growing up in Abbeville, La. many people in the area had camps you could rent, and you could go down to the Cajun Riviera and let your hair down. Sometimes it was not all play, as we would go there and pull a seine hoping for a load of speckled trout, often ending up with a bunch of croakers and gafftops. Well one night I snuck off to the Four Corners when everybody was sleeping ( i was about 12 years old) and would go check out who was playing. It was a rock band called ‘Nickelodeon’ and as i remember, were pretty good. I was getting into guitar at that time, and my future bandmates all thought of playing the Four Corners as achieving Rock Star status…My friend Bobby Charles lived there and one of his sons had acquired the lease on the club, ‘Wanna play the Club?’ he says, and we booked it in September 2005, one week before Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown was to appear. We went as ‘Willie Purple’: Chuck Leger on Guitar, Kevin Weekly Bass, Gary LeBlanc (R.I.P.) on Drums, and myself on Lead vocals and Harmonica. Even Miss Cameron 1955 was in there too, kicking up some cornmeal on the dancefloor. Had a blast, packed house, only one fight, made some money. Unfortunately, we were the last band to play the Four Corners Bar, as the following week a Hurricane named Rita changed all that.”     ...

Cypress Inn

“Many moons ago we would go to the beach and camp. When mom and dad would go the kids would too. Kids were allowed in the bigger dance halls back then. I can remember Joe Bonsall playing there but not a lot of the others, but the Manuel family band I do remember also.” Hollis Boudreaux ...

Mutt’s Marine Room

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 ...

San Souci

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 ...

Babe’s

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