Bookings and Production

The Surf Ballroom promotes in-house only (no co-promotes; no live concert rentals).


Jenna Richtsmeier

Assistant Entertainment Director

Dusty Van Ness

Production Manager

Shane Cooney

Productions/Booking Director

Laurie Lietz

Executive Director

Loading Facilites

Loading Facilities

When traveling on Interstate 35, use Exit 194 (Hwy 18/122) to enter Clear Lake. Head west from the exit. Take Hwy 18 W until you reach Buddy Holly Place. Turn left (south). The Surf Ballroom is to your right after one stop sign.

Load-in Entrance located on west side of the building.
Load-in Door Size: 6’ 3⁄4” wide x 8’ 8” high.

Stage Dimensions

Stage Dimensions

  • Front of Stage Width: 39’
  • Mid-Stage Width: 31’
  • Back of Stage Width: 20’
  • Stage Depth (before permanent riser): 26’
  • Stage Height: 38”
  • Space from Back of Stage to Ceiling: 12’


  • 10 Risers: 4’x8’
  • Riser legs: 6”, 12” & 18”


  • Dimmers- Colortran I Series Quad Module. 48 channels on 12 rack mounts w/ 4 channels of 2.4KW each.
  • 400 Amps Service (3 phase power)
  • 2 Spots
Dressing Rooms/Productions Offices

Dressing Rooms/Production Offices

  • 2 Dressing room in house with 1 full length mirror each
    1. 14’4”x10’ 9” with stage access
    2. 11'9"x10'9"
  • Additional space may be available. Speak with Jenna for details.
  • No on-site laundry. Laundry services available within 10 miles.


12 JBL Vertec VT4888 4-way line array loudspeaker
(v.5 tunings)
(L/R cinfiguration - 6 flown per side)
6 JBL VTX G28 dual 18” subwoofer
(3 ground stack per side)
6 Crown IT4x3500HD 4 channel power amplifier w/DSP
(v.5 tunings for VT 4888’s)
3 Crown IT12000HD 2 channel power amplifier w/DSP
(G28 subwoofers)
1 DBX 4800 4 in, 8 out digital signal processor
(located at FOH, system control & matrix routing)
1 System Control JBL HiQnet Performance Manager w/ Laptop
(located at FOH, system control, monitoring, performance)
  • Console: Avid Venue SC48
  • DBX 4800 Loudspeaker Management System
Speakers, Amplifiers & Processing:
  • 15 SM72 Stage Monitor 12” x 2”
  • 12 Crown XTI 6002 Amp
  • 1 SA 155-2 Drum Monitor Dual 15” x 2”
  • 1 EV Dual 18” Drum Sub
Console: Avid Venue SC48
Microphones: Assortment of professional microphones

Additional backline equipment is available if needed and cleared through Surf Ballroom management. Please ask for a separate list of backline equipment if it is required.

Various microphone stands and cabling and radial DI’s sufficient for normal production requirements.

Ballroom Seating Layout - General

Dressing Rooms/Productions Offices