Mark your calendars for the biggest party of the year in Clear Lake! It’s time to celebrate three of rock n’ roll’s greatest legends [Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson] at the 2019 WINTER DANCE PARTY in the beautiful, historic Surf Ballroom. The town will be filled with fun, rock n' roll activity from Wednesday, January 30th, through Saturday, February 2nd! Check out the Schedule of Events to find information about recurring events, such as the “Rave On” Art Exhibit, Rockin’ Boppin’ Record Show, Movie: The Real Buddy Holly Story Rockumentary, and Movie: Bohemian Rhapsody, AND SO MUCH MORE!!!! Purchase tickets in advance HERE so you don’t miss out on any of the fun!

Wednesday, January 30th

Family Sock Hop

6:30 pm | Surf Ballroom & Museum

Performances by: Johnny Rogers History of Rock Show

Tickets: $15 in advance, $18 at the door | FREE for youth 5 and under

*Please note that this is a separate ticket from the Thursday-Saturday festival pass!

 

Thursday, January 31st

Winter Dance Party: Thursday Night

6:30 pm | Surf Ballroom & Museum

Performances by: Good Clean Fun Band, Jay and The Americans, Little Anthony and The Imperials, and Robin Luke

Tickets: $150 in advance, $200 at the door (Package ticket valid for Thursday-Saturday evenings)

 

Friday, February 1st

Winter Dance Party: Friday Night

6:30 pm | Surf Ballroom & Museum

Performances by: Austin Allsup, Bobby Cochran, Craig Westover with James Popenhagen, Edan Everly, Frank Avalon, Linda Gail Lewis with Danny & Annie, Mario Ramirez, The Killer Vees, and Wendy & Carnie Nelson

Tickets: $150 in advance, $200 at the door (Package ticket valid for Thursday-Saturday evenings)

 

Saturday, February 2nd

Memorial Site Tour

9:50 am | Surf Ballroom

Tickets: $8 per person (Limited Availability)

Escorted motor coach tour to the crash site. 75 to 90 minute tour.

Ritchie Valens Family Luncheon

11:00 am | Best Western Holiday Lounge

Performances by: Mario Ramirez and The Rivieras

Tickets: $25 in advance (Reservations required)

Join the Valens family for a meal and dancing.

Winter Dance Party: Saturday Night   

6:30 pm | Surf Ballroom & Museum

Performances by: Albert Lee & Friends, Brian Hyland, Chris Montez, Chubby Checker and The Wildcats, Holy Rocka Rollaz, Johnny Tillotson, Shirley Alston Reeves, and The Chiffons

Tickets: $150 in advance, $200 at the door (Package ticket valid for Thursday-Saturday evenings)

 

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Image Credits: 2019 Winter Dance Party