Dancehalls in Lafayette Parish

Angelle Dixie Club Dance Hall

Angelle Dixie Club Dance Hall

Information provided by Phyllis Roy Photo circa 1981 by Mrs. Janet Pitt Stemmans- provided by her daughter, Charlotte Stemmans Clavier Owners:  Angelina (Tee Ma) and Ferris Angelle, Sr. Location:  130 Farmers Road, Carencro, LA 70520 (Original Name of Street- renamed to Tee Ma Road) Approximate location:  The Lot between 132 & 130 Tee Ma Rd, Carencro, LA  70520 It opened in the early 1930̵ ...[Read More]

Royal Tavern

Royal Tavern

From Sepia Socialite, May 1942: Royal Tavern Is Tops In Southwest LA. Entertainment “The pace of night life entertainment in Southwest Louisiana was set by the Royal Tavern at 615 North College Avenue, owned and operated by Mr. Roy Gathe (left at bar). Three and one-half years ago, Mr. Gathe started this business as merely a bar. He now has a dance hall and tables that will accommodate more ...[Read More]

Cockatoo

LouisianaDancehalls.com reader comment by Scott Giroir: “Out by Evangeline Downs there used to be (a club called) the Cockatoo, our band Tite Squeeze played out there a couple of times.”

Illusions

LouisianaDancehalls.com reader comment by Joe David: “Illusions teen club and pool hall in Scott (1991-1997) located where Revival Antiques Shop is now. It was open on Friday and Saturday nights with a DJ along with pool tournements. They also had a volleyball beach in the back where they held volleyball tournaments for a short time.”

York Club

Mentioned in Louisiana and Texas garage magazine Brown Paper Sack, issue #1, January, 1997 in the article “Toga A Go-Go″: “The Roamin’ Togas solidified their rep throughout ’67 at most of the famed venues in South Louisiana at the time like the Beaconette in New Orleans, the Golden Slipper in Baton Rouge, the Puppy Pen in Lake Charles, Paul’s Lounge in Jeanerette, and the York Cl ...[Read More]

Jules Begnaud house dance

Voorhies Begnaud: “My grandfather’s house was in Vatican, LA. It was on Jules Lane off of Martinez Road. On weekends, mostly on Sunday afternoons, Joe Falcon would play music. It didn’t go late into the night. Joe Falcon played and friends and family would come. My wife’s aunt, Orphise Robin Mire told us about it. She would go. They tore down the house because it cost too m ...[Read More]

The Wall

The Wall

Occasional live shows by local and touring national acts at this downtown Lafayette venue Run by “Off the Wall Productions” Photos from Facebook Group “Lafayette Flyer Art” posted by Lisa Glorioso Leonard

Bayou

Bayou

Downtown Lafayette venue where live music was occasional 204 Jefferson Street Photo from Facebook Group “Lafayette Flyer Art” posted by Lisa Glorioso Leonard