2018 Winter Dance Party

2018 Winter Dance Party

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What is the Winter Dance Party?

Held each year in February since 1979, the Surf Ballroom’s Winter Dance Party is a celebration of the lives and legacies of three of rock and roll’s brightest stars, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson.

Thousands of Rock ‘n Roll fans from across the nation and world have made the pilgrimage to Clear Lake, Iowa to remember, reflect and celebrate during this annual festival. Join us for 4 great days and nights of rock ‘n roll music and memories!

Read More about the 1959 Winter Dance Party

Read More about the first Buddy Holly Tribute

2018 Schedule of Events

Event Tickets

$10 Family Sock Hop
  • General Admission Only - does NOT include seating
  • Youth 5 and under FREE with adult ticket
  • Seating for sale at first come, first served basis day tickets go on sale
  • 4-person booth - $10
  • 6-person booth - $15
  • 10-person table - $20
On Sale Wednesday, November 8 @ 8am
$115 WDP General Admission
  • General Admission Only - does NOT include seating
  • Seating for sale at first come, first served basis day tickets go on sale
  • 4-person booth - $100 (requires 4 tickets)
  • 6-person booth - $150 (requires 6 tickets)
  • 10-person table - $250 (requires 10 tickets)
  • Ticket is admission for all three evenings - individual evening tickets are not available
On Sale Wednesday, November 8 @ 8am
$315 WDP VIP
  • Admission to evening concerts at the Surf with seating in the VIP bar area Jan 31 - Feb 3
  • Admission to all Surf sponsored events, including the memorial site tour and more!
  • Light hors de oevres served each night
  • Two free drinks each evening
On Sale Wednesday, November 8 @ 8am.