Photo by Noé Cugny

Whiskey River To Close Its Doors

One of the more popular dance halls for Cajun and Zydeco dancers announced on Tuesday, August 28, that it will be closing its doors. Whiskey River, the cozy hideaway set behind a levee on  Henderson Lake’s waterfront, will be holding its last “Whiskey River Funday” on Sunday, September 2, 2018.

Dancers on the Whiskey River dancefloor. Photo by Noé Cugny.

Dancers on the Whiskey River dancefloor.
Photo by Noé Cugny.

Owners of the landing spot announced their decision in a Facebook post: “We here at Whiskey River regret to inform you all that we have come to the decision that it is in our family’s best interest to close our doors for good.

This was, by all means, not an easy decision but with such monumental tragedies that we have recently had to process and face, it is best that we part ways permanently. There is so much to be said regarding this announcement, and in saying that we ask that you refrain from bombarding us with questions of concern and curiosity. Please respect that we are extremely busy handling business now and will have even more time to address all of that in the future.”

Whiskey River will open its doors for its last Sunday dance, a Labor Day Celebration featuring Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie, providing a last chance to have a taste of this classic Louisiana experience. Doors will open at 3 p.m. and music will be going from 4 to 8 p.m.

Although this will be the last traditional Sunday there, the owners warn of another farewell event: “Please keep your eyes and ears open for our next announcement regarding a “Whiskey River Final Farewell” event that will be taking place in the nearby weeks to come. We really do hope to see you ALL there!”