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Register NowDance Halls, Juke Joints, and Honky Tonks: Place making and Cultural Sustainability Symposium

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Opening Remarks
Bloody Buckets, Twice Drunk Beer, and Loser Gumbo: The Louisiana Dancehall Project” by John Sharp
A Context for Historic Texas Dance Halls: The development of the immigrant social halls in Texas and their place in the history of settlement, music, and culture” by Patrick Sparks
Interpreting Juke Joints and African American Nightspots on the Mississippi Blues Trail” by Scott Baretta
Hot Topics: What Dance Hall Owners Need to Know Right Now and Helpful Tools” by Deb Fleming
Money When You Need It: Proven Strategies for Creating a Building Reserves Fund” by Steph McDougal
Historic Texas Dance Halls ” by Steve Dean
From the Ground Up, Key Points and Lessons Learned from Opening, Operating and Closing a Dancehall” by Bernard Pearce

Night Event
Performance by Ron Yule

Register NowWednesday, March 23, 2016
When “Business” Spells the Blues for a Popular Juke Joint: A Case of Cultural and Community Perseverance” by Mary Allison Haynie
Club Desire: The Downtown Club with the Uptown Ideas” by Gail Lazaras
National Register Documentation of South Louisiana Dance Halls” by Emily Ardoin
Betwixt and Between: Threatened Creole Dancehalls in the Agricultural Landscape of Louisiana” by Deborah Rehn
The Dew Drop Social and Benevolent Hall” by Lynn Mitchell
Ghosts of Good Times – South Louisiana Dance Halls Past and Present” by Philip Gould and
Juke Joints, Dance Halls, and House Parties: A Legacy of Music on Cane River” by Tim Van Cleave
Open Discussion

Night Event
Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie Concert

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