Dancehalls in St. Martin Parish

Robin’s Dance Hall

Mentioned in November 20,2012 article in Country Roads Magazine: “Catfish & Cajun Culture in Henderson- How to skin a catfish: and the simple joys of my childhood” by Sam Irwin

Tuxedo Garden and Nite Club

Tuxedo Garden and Nite Club

From 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 this section in that the manageme ...[Read More]

Walter Angelle’s Club

Eric Castille: It was located across from the original location of Webster’s Bar at Four Corners (Grand Anse Hwy and Coteau Rodaire Hwy) in Cecilia. I’m not sure what the official name was, but everyone called it “Walt-ah’s” after the owner, Walter Angelle.

Rainbow Rose reader comment- Shane Bernard: “I think that might be the same club as The Rainbow Rose, a short-lived nightclub on Highway 182 between New Iberia and Broussard (probably in St. Martin Parish). I recall it offered a lot of swamp pop music. Interestingly, it was also said to be a LGBT club…It occupied the building that is now Paramount Oil Tools at 1373 Old Spani ...[Read More]