Tag Archives: Surf Ballroom

The Music Lives On

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay BY: RACHEL WUMKES There is nothing quite like live music.  The feel of the bass reverberating inside your chest.  The beat of the drum.  The lights.  The chill of anticipation that runs down your spine as the band takes the stage. It’s literally the best. Ever. The magic swirling inside...
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The Music Lives On!

BY: RACHEL WUMKES Notoriety is often a sought-after trait.  People want to be known for something.  Anything.  But what if you’re known for the biggest, most tragic loss in the history of Rock and Roll? What if your legacy is littered with sadness, grief and despair? While the Surf Ballroom & Museum honors the three shining stars...
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Reminiscent of the Good Old Days

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Winter Dance Party BY: RACHEL SMITH It’s a tale as old as time in North Iowa – or at least for the past sixty years.  What was scheduled to be a brief rock & roll tour of the Mid-Western United States soon became one of the most influential and iconic tragedies...
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The Hidden Gem of Clear Lake

BY: RACHEL SMITH What if I told you there was a place in town that could take you back in time?  A place full of history, of bits and pieces from a simpler time. Intrigued?  Well, it just so happens there is such a place – and it’s right across the street from the Surf Ballroom. I had...
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