Dancehalls in Iberia Parish

Uncle Tom’s Saloon

Uncle Tom’s Saloon

From the Sepia Socialite, May 1942: Uncle Tom’s Saloon Is Biggest Spot In Town “One of the outstanding night spots in New Iberia is the Uncle Tom’s Saloon, located on Robinson Street. It is the largest colored business of this kind in the city. They offer a complete delivery service and has developed upon the principles- courtesy, promptness and satisfaction. Gilbert Herber is ma ...[Read More]

Teche Bar

Teche Bar

Owned by Morris Dauphine. Mentioned in Sepia Socialite, May 1942: Tuxedo Garden and Nite Club Is Southwest’s Big Amusement Center Morris Dauphine Is Promoter of a Community of Amusement “High-class entertainment and service is the distinction given by Negroes of St. Martinville Parks and New Iberia when mentioning the Tuxedo Garden and Nite Club. It is one of the famed dance centers of ...[Read More]

Kit Boutte’s Nite Club

Kit Boutte’s Nite Club

From Sepia Socialite, May 1942: KIT BOUTTE’S NITE CLUB- NEW IBERIA’S OLDEST AMUSEMENT SPOT “Early in 1918 when Negroes of New Iberia had no place to go for leisure, entertainment and pleasure, Kid Boutte, popular and prominent sportsman and mail messenger for the United States Postoffice, opened the Kid Boutte Nite Club and offered to this vicinity clean, high-class entertainment ...[Read More]

Tropicana

LouisianaDancehall.com 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 lalouisianebanquethall.com

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]

El Club Seville

From iberianet.com/forum/do-you-remember: “El Club Seville on West Main during the early 70’s. Billy John and The Everyday People was a regular popular band there. Had some really great times there.Was always jam packed for the Fais-do-do at Sugar Cane Festival time.”