Winter Dance Party
What is the Winter Dance Party?
of the lives and legacies of three rock 'n roll legends lost too soon.
for thousands of rock 'n roll fans from across the nation and world!
Who are these legends?
Buddy Holly, J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson and Ritchie Valens.
Remember and reflect...
during our annual celebration of rock 'n roll music and memories.
Questions & Answers
Can I purchase tickets for individual days?
Yes! Individual evening concert tickets are being offered for our 2023 event. Please be advised that these are general admission tickets and do not have the option of a booth upgrade.
How does seating work?
Booth/table seating is ONLY available for reservation with the purchase of the three day ticket for the 2023 event. Seating is EXTREMELY limited as our booths are original and were designed to be a place to sit and rest between dances versus a place to sit and watch a show.
Minimum ticket purchase requirements are required to maximize our capacity for the shows. A minimum purchase of 4 tickets is required to reserve a small booth, 6 tickets are required for a large booth, and a purchase of 8 tickets is required to reserve a table on the floor.
Booth upgrades are offered on a first-come, first-served basis - available until sold out.
Does my event pass grant me admission to the Surf during the day?
Yes! Your 3-day event pass grants you admission to the Surf Ballroom during our museum hours including any events during those hours.
What if I'm no longer able to attend?
All tickets sold at the Surf Ballroom are non-refundable. We also do not replace misplaced or stolen tickets, so please be sure to keep your passes in a safe place.
Do I have to wear a mask while attending the 2023 Winter Dance Party?
The Surf Ballroom follows all current guidelines set forth by public health officials. Currently, no mask requirements are being mandated. Please contact the box office for the most current information!