2016 Winter Dance Party

February 4-6, 2016

Schedule TBA

2015 Winter Dance Party

Schedule of Events

January 28-31, 2015

2015 Winter Dance Party

         

WEDNESDAY, January 28th, 2015*

SURF BALLROOM MUSEUM / GIFT SHOP HOURS:

Hours: 8:00am-4:00pm; 6:30pm-close
All day Surf Admission:
(8:00am-4:00pm): $5.00 for general public, free admission for Winter Dance Party Ticketholders.

"RAVE ON XI" ART EXHIBIT:

Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10:00am-5:00pm
Location:
Clear Lake Arts Center, 17 South 4th Street
Description:
The Rave On XI Art Exhibit will include various art works by regional artists. All of the images depict scenes from the baby boomer era.
Admission:
Free

ROCKIN' N BOPPIN' RECORD SHOW:

Hours: Wed. 5:00-9:00pm
Location:
Best Western, Clear Lake Opal & Veranda Rooms
Admission: 
Free admission, open to the general public. Dealers from all over the United States. For vendor information, call (641) 512-8053.

WINTER DANCE PARTY FAMILY SOCK HOP:

Doors Open: 6:30pm
Arists Scheduled to Appear:
The Whitesidewalls
Location:
Surf Ballroom & Museum
General Admission Tickets:
$10.00 (Please note that this is a separate ticket from the Thurs.-Sat. ticket!)

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THURSDAY, January 29th, 2015*

SURF BALLROOM MUSEUM / GIFT SHOP HOURS:

Hours: 8:00am-4:00pm; 6:30pm-close
All day Surf Admission:
(8:00am-4:00pm): $5.00 for general public, free admission for Winter Dance Party Ticketholders.

ROCKIN' N BOPPIN' RECORD SHOW:

Hours: Thurs.-Sat. 7:30am-5:00pm
Location:
Best Western, Clear Lake Opal & Veranda Rooms
Admission: 
Free admission, open to the general public. Dealers from all over the United States. For vendor information, call (641) 512-8053.


DANCE LESSONS:

Time: 9:30-11:30am
Location: Surf Ballroom Dance Floor
Event Description: Dance instructors Amy McNace and friends will host 50's style dance lessons. They will review dance styles taught in previous years and introduce new ones-there will be lessons for singles and couples alike!
Tickets: Free admission for Winter Dance Party Ticketholders; General public admission: $5.00.

"RAVE ON XI" ART EXHIBIT:

Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10:00am-5:00pm
Location:
Clear Lake Arts Center, 17 South 4th Street
Description:
The Rave On XI Art Exhibit will include various art works by regional artists. All of the images depict scenes from the baby boomer era.
Admission:
Free

WINE GLASS PAINTING PARTY:

Hours: 1:00-2:30pm
Location:
Clear Lake Arts Center, 17 South 4th Street
Description: 
Paint two wine glasses with a Winter Dance Party theme. The Clear Lake Arts Center provides everything you need for a fun-filled art party - the space, the instructor, the materials, step-by-step instructions and a cash bar (beer and wine). Class size limited, call (641) 357-1998 or email clac@netins.net for reservations.
Admission: $30 members/$32 non-members

WINTER SCHOOL DANCE PARTY:

Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Location:
EB Stillman Auditorium/Clear Lake Middle School, 1601 - 3rd Avenue North
Description: Enjoy great live entertainment by "Buddy’s Buddies" while raising money for a good cause. All admissions support the Winter Dance Party Scholarships & Awards Program, a program designed to commemorate the lives and contributions of J.P. Richardson, Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly, Roger Peterson and Darrel Hein. Awards are given annually to a graduating Iowa high school student who will be enrolling in a college as a music major.
Admission: $5.00

COCKTAILS AND CANVAS:

Hours: 3:00-5:00pm
Location:
Clear Lake Arts Center, 17 South 4th Street
Description: 
Paint a collage of Winter Dance Party iconography. The Clear Lake Arts Center provides everything you need for a fun-filled art party - the space, the instructor, the materials, step-by-step instructions and a cash bar (beer and wine). Class size limited, call (641) 357-1998 or email clac@netins.net for reservations.
Admission: $32 members/$35 non-members

EVENING CONCERT:

Doors Open: 6:30pm
Arists Scheduled to Appear:
Lou Christie, Bill Haley Jr. and The Comets, Tommy Allsup and The Whitesidewalls
Location:
Surf Ballroom & Museum
General Admission Tickets:
$110.00 

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FRIDAY, January 30th, 2015*

SURF BALLROOM MUSEUM / GIFT SHOP HOURS:

Hours: 8:00am-4:00pm; 6:30pm-close
All day Surf Admission:
(8:00am-4:00pm): $5.00 for general public, free admission for Winter Dance Party Ticketholders.


ROCKIN' N BOPPIN' RECORD SHOW:

Hours: Thurs.-Sat. 7:30am-5:00pm
Location:
Best Western, Clear Lake Opal & Veranda Rooms
Admission: 
Free admission, open to the general public. Dealers from all over the United States. For vendor information, call (641) 512-8053.


SURF BALLROOM ROCKIN' KIDS SHOW:

Time: 9:00am-11:00am
Location: Surf Ballroom
Event Description: Annual show that features programming designed for Kindergarten through 5th grade students including Winter Dance Party and rock 'n roll history, live music and dancing.
Tickets: Invitation Only Event-Main Ballroom Closed to General Public

"RAVE ON XI" ART EXHIBIT:

Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10:00am-5:00pm
Location:
Clear Lake Arts Center, 17 South 4th Street
Description:
The Rave On XI Art Exhibit will include various art works by regional artists. All of the images depict scenes from the baby boomer era.
Admission:
Free

SYMPOSIUM: THE BIG BANG! THE BIRTH OF ROCK 'N ROLL:

Time: 10:00am
Location: EB Stillman Auditorium (Clear Lake Middle School), 1601 - 3rd Avenue North, Clear Lake
Description: (Presented via teleconference featuring Cleveland Ohio based Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum staff)
In the early 1950's, a new form of music exploded onto the scene, exciting the growing teenage audience while startling many others who preferred the music of Bing Crosby and Patti Page. Popularized by Alan Freed in 1951, the term "rock n' roll" came to be used to describe a new form of music, steeped in the blues, rhythm and blues, country and gospel. Teenagers fell in love with this new sound, listening to it on transistor radios and buying it in record stores. Many parents believed that this music was simply noise that had a negative influence on impressionable teens. No matter your position, it became clear that rock and roll was here to stay, bringing with it important changes. Teenagers often rejected the values associated with their parents' generation and white and black audiences broke down racial barriers as they sought out the latest rock and roll artists. Students will learn about the changes that took place in this remarkable era as they watch and listen to vintage performances by Hall of Fame Inductees such as Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley and Little Richard.
Admission: $5.00/person (Tickets available at the door)


ROCKIN' THE ART OF THE 50s & 60s:

Time: 10:00am, 11:00am & 1:00pm
Location: MacNider Art Museum, 303-2nd Street SE, Mason City
Event Description: What was going on in the art world while Buddy Holly and friends were tearing up the music world? One of the strengths of the MacNider Museum's American art collection is the art of the second half of the twentieth century. Head on over to Mason City for a free guided tour of the art of the 50s and 60s and see what Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg and puppeteer Bil Baird were creating. And don't forget the ladies! They have work by Lee Krasner and Helen Frankenthaler too!
Admission: Free admission, open to general public.

26th ANNUAL BRITISH BUDDY HOLLY SOCIETY LUNCHEON:

Time: 11:00am-3:30pm
Location: Best Western Holiday Lodge, 2023-7th Avenue N, Clear Lake
Entertainment: TBA
Tickets: Advance Reservations Required.  SOLD OUT!

AFTERNOON LIVE ENTERTAINMENT:

Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Entertainment: Denny & The DC Drifters
Location: Surf Ballroom Lounge
Tickets: Free admission for Winter Dance Party Ticketholders; General public admission: $5.00.

WEDDING/VOW RENEWAL CEREMONY:

Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Surf Ballroom
Event Description: Rock & Roll Fans may get married or renew their vows at the Surf Ballroom at this time. Cake and champagne served afterwards!  To register or find out more, please contact Denni Sue at ericksn1@netins.net.

EVENING CONCERT:

Doors Open: 6:30pm
Artists Scheduled to Appear:
Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys, L.A. Party Dolls, Cadillac Casanovas

Dance & Costume Contests will be held during this evening. Grab those poodle skirts and saddle shoes!  Also, experience  VIP treatment and walk the Red Carpet upon entry to the Surf on Friday night.

"Live from the Red Carpet" is broadcast locally through CLVision from 6:30-8:00 p.m. 

Location: Surf Ballroom & Museum
General Admission Tickets: $110

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SATURDAY, January 31st, 2015*

SURF BALLROOM MUSEUM / GIFT SHOP HOURS:

Hours: 10:00am-4:00pm; 6:30pm-close
All day Surf Admission:
(8:00am-4:00pm): $5.00 for general public, free admission for Winter Dance Party Ticketholders.


ROCKIN' N BOPPIN' RECORD SHOW:

Hours: Thurs.-Sat. 7:30am-5:00pm
Location:
Best Western, Clear Lake Opal & Veranda Rooms
Admission: 
Free admission, open to the general public. Dealers from all over the United States. For vendor information, call (641) 512-8053.


"RAVE ON XI" ART EXHIBIT:

Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10:00am-5:00pm
Location:
Clear Lake Arts Center, 17 South 4th Street
Description:
The Rave On XI Art Exhibit will include various art works by regional artists. All of the images depict scenes from the baby boomer era.
Admission:
Free

MOVIES AT THE CLEAR LAKE ARTS CENTER:

Hours: 10:00am-3:00pm
Location:
Clear Lake Arts Center, 17 South 4th Street
Description:
Enjoy great 50's movies in the Sukup Performing Arts Wing.  Featured presentations include The Buddy Holly Story, LaBamba and more!
Admission:
Free


MEMORIAL SITE TOUR:

Time: 10:00am
Location: Motorcoach departs from Surf Ballroom Lobby
Event Description: Escorted tour via motorcoach to the farm field north of Clear Lake, IA where the ill fated airplane came to rest. Tour length: 75-90 minutes. Video presentation en route to memorial site is included. Visitors are encourage to dress in warm layers-a 1/4 mile walk is required to see the memorial site!
Tickets: $8.00/person (Available at Surf ticket office)

KRIB RECORD HOP & 50's LUNCHEON:

Time: 11:00am-3:00pm
Entertainment:
Enjoy a 50's style luncheon at the Best Western's Diamond Ballroom with a record hop with all of the sounds of the 50's from 11am-1pm followed by live music by The Holy Rocka Rollaz from 1-3pm.  Hamburgers, french fries, cole slaw and a beverage make it a perfectly rockin' afternoon! Bring your dancing shoes, there's always room to dance!
Location:
Best Western Holiday Lodge Diamond Ballroom
Tickets: $22.00 - Advance reservations required.  Contact the Surf Ballroom Box Office to purchase tickets (641) 357-6151 or www.surfballroom.com.

EVENING CONCERT:

Doors Open: 6:30pm
Artists Scheduled to Appear:
Frankie Avalon, The Crystals, Brian Hyland, Chris Montez and John Mueller's Winter Dance Party
Location: Surf Ballroom & Museum
General Admission Tickets:
$110

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*PLEASE NOTE:

General admission tickets ($110) are valid for Thursday, January 29th through Saturday, January 31st and do not guarantee seating. Booth upgrades are available on a first-come, first-served basis. All schedules and artist lineups are subject to change. Tickets for the Wednesday, January 28th show will be sold separately. A party atmosphere will prevail!

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