113 W Grant St, Lafayette, LA, US
Capacity: 1000 Age Limit: 18
Bio: Grant Street Dancehall is a beautiful 100 year old brick and cypress honky tonk built originally as a fruit warehouse. Grant Street opened its doors on the Fourth of July, 1980 with two (now) legendary south Louisiana bands gracing the stage that night, Red Beans & Rice Revue and the late King of Zydeco Clifton Chenier & his Red Hot Louisiana Band. Playing guitar with both bands that night was Sonny Landreth, who recently recorded in and named his seventh album after the club. The list of great American artists that have graced the stage at Grant St. include: Ray Charles, B. B. King, Muddy Waters, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Albert King, John Lee Hooker, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Warren Zevon, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dizzy Gillespie, JJ Cale, Dr. John, The Meters, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Los Lobos, and Buckwheat Zydeco. This list is far from complete. Grant Street is not just your average honky-tonk, it is an institution, an icon, and gateway into the heart of a unique and thriving culture that exists nowhere else. The owners and staff are passionate about continuing this legacy of birthing great live music shows and making it a breeding ground for Acadianas musical cultures preservation and evolution.