Dancehalls in Evangeline Parish

Club Avalon

Club Avalon

closed 1956 after owner Quincy Davis’s death from heart attack- Davis was from Oberlin- Nathan Abshire moved there because Davis offered him a regular gig there- Louisiana Music- p. 19- JA 1955: From “Louisiana Fiddlers” by Ron Yule: Abe Manuel Sr. played there with Leo Soileau in the 1940s. Photo from the Johnnie Allan Collection at the Center for Louisiana Studies, University o ...[Read More]

Fontenot’s Main Street Lounge

Fontenot’s Main Street Lounge

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.” Photo from the Johnnie Allan Collect ...[Read More]

Foreman’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

A. J.’s Club

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.”