Dancehalls in Evangeline Parish

Brass Rail

Brass Rail

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.”

Hotel Cazan

Was Burke’s previously- Cajun bands every Saturday starting at 11 AM http://www.hotelcazan.com

French Casino

French Casino

1144 Brud Lane: T-Ed Manuel’s place- pic in video of OC & Cherry Chapman: Included in Emily Ardoin’s 2014 thesis “Fais do-do to ‘Hippy Ti-Yo’: Dance Halls of South Louisiana”: The French Casino was previously called ‘Jambalaya’ and ‘Pearsall’s’. It was originally located in the city center of Mamou but was moved in 1969 to the ...[Read More]

Fred’s Lounge

Fred’s Lounge

From “Images of America: Ville Platte”, Arcadia Publishing, 2014 by Jean Keisel and Jane Vidrine: “This unimposing building is Fred’s Lounge, a fixture in Mamou since 1946, when Alfred “Fred” Tate purchased this old red-brick bar on Sixth Street. Here Fred and his friends Revon Reed and Paul Tate made plans to revive the Courir de Mardi Gras in Mamou in 1950. Re ...[Read More]

Holiday Lounge

Holiday Lounge

Still open! At one time, the Holiday had a statue of Edwin Edwards on top of it. Women painted on the walls- restaurant was half- rooms out on the side