Dancehalls in Evangeline Parish

Woodsmen of the World

Woodsmen of the World

Woodsmen of the World Hall that held dances on Cotton W- also called 2nd South – between High School Drive & W. Railroad Av. S. (then #111) info from 1938-1944 Ville Platte Sanborn Insurance Map

Evangeline Club

Evangeline Club

From Facebook group “Cajun French Virtual Table Francaise”: Herman Miller: “(I) Remember going there in late 50’s. Had a low age set for entering, just pay at the door, and they stapled a ticket on your shirt collar. You could go in and get to the bar from the dance hall to get beer. The band had a singer and guitarist with missing fingers on his left hand however; still pl ...[Read More]

Fais Do Do

Possibly the annual Cotton Festival street dance: 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 ...[Read More]

Kit Kat Lounge

Posted to facebook by Kim Boyce Soileau- West side of town- rock & roll- checked IDs- popular early 1980s- Kids made fake ID to get in! It was a driver’s license with no picture & I changed the date year.

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