Dancehalls in Iberia Parish

Tropicana reader comment- Shane Bernard: “Until about 10 years ago (circa 2005) there was a nightclub on Highway 182 between Broussard and New Iberia called the Tropicana. I found this address: Tropicana Club, 1815 Old Spanish Trl, St. Martinville, LA. The building is still there, but the sign is gone.”

La Louisiane

La Louisiane

5509 Hwy. 14: now a rental banquet hall: holds CFMA meeting monthly 5509 Highway 14, New Iberia: 337-465-4952

Club La Louisiane

Club La Louisiane

5509 Hwy 14: Included in Emily Ardoin’s 2014 thesis “Fais do-do to ‘Hippy Ti-Yo’: Dance Halls of South Louisiana”: “Club La Louisiane is on Highway 14. The dancehall is now used as a banquet and rental hall. The construction is brick, the roof is flat, the foundation is a concrete slab. The dance floor is composed of wood strips.” The owner was Billeus (Br ...[Read More]

Oriental Club

Esquerita played there- Phyllis: on Main Street where Winn Dixie is now in New Iberia- owned by Elvy Dore, Sr.- building still located at the corner of St. Peter and Landry Drive

Our Gang

From “Anyone remember the club Our Gang- it was on Hwy 182 and used to be the Golden Pheasant. Waaaay back when.” “Éoff 182 by the Navy Base and in the woods by spanish LakeÉ”

Teche Club

DL Menard saw Hank Williams play there- “It costs a lot of money to go to the clubs. I was working and paid my own way to go see Hank Williams Sr. It cost me three dollars and my autogrpahed picture I bought cost fifty cents. In 1951. It was just country stars back then- now superstars like they have today. You can’t imagine $3 in 1951. The one who brought me there didn’t have $3 ...[Read More]