abc
QUICK LINKS:

Winter Dance Party Will Celebrate Armory's Rock And Roll Roots

Updated: 02/18/2014 4:57 PM
Created: 02/18/2014 12:05 PM WDIO.com
By: Laurie Stribling
lstribling@wdio.com

The Historic Duluth Armory has a long history and this weekend folks will celebrate its rock and roll roots.

The Winter Dance Dance Party, a 50s-style event, will get underway Friday at the Greysolon Ballroom. Money raised will help support the Armory Arts and Music Center.

The party is meant to celebrate a historic concert that took place at the Duluth Armory back in 1959. Buddy Holly headlined the event.

A Duluth man who was at that concert shared some memories Tuesday.

"Buddy Holly was unbelievable," Jan Borg said. "It was a cold winter night. I took a bus down there and had to hitchhike back home. When he got on stage, the charisma, it was unbelievable."

Two days after that concert in Duluth, Buddy Holly was killed in a place crash. Borg said he's honored to have seen him perform.

The 1st Annual Winter Dance Party goes from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Greysolon on Friday.

Tickets are $30 and $20 for students. You can get tickets at the door or by clicking here.

Hors d'oeuvres will be served from Black Woods. Rock-A-Billy Revue will perform and there will be dancing, games and a silent auction.

Guests are encouraged to wear 50s-style clothing.

Front Page

  • Pilot Safely Rescued after Ditching Cirrus Plane in Sea

    The pilot of a small plane ditched into the sea after running out of fuel 250 miles off Hawaii, but he was safely rescued after officials guided the stricken craft to the area of a cruise ship.

  • 'Option C' Architects Recommend Complete Rebuild of Duluth Public Library

    MSR's report recommends building a completely new facility of roughly the same size at the existing library site. The report estimates the project, known as 'Option C,' will cost $34.7 million. The report says that the overwhelming majority of public responses favored that option. 63 percent voiced support for Option C, while none of the other three options received more than 16 percent.

  • City Council Approves $300K Loan to Norshor Theatre Developer

    The Duluth City Council approved a $300,000 loan agreement Monday night for design work on the Norshor Theatre project in downtown however, that loan comes before any development agreement has been signed. 

  • Man Accused of Intentionally Running Over Woman in Superior Alley

    A Superior man faces a possible charge of attempted second-degree intentional homicide after allegedly running over a woman with a car in an alley early Saturday morning and fleeing the scene.

  • Nolan: 3 Iron Range Mines Reach Haze Deal with EPA

    Two Northland mining companies have reached an agreement on haze with federal regulators, according to U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan. The agreement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Cliffs Natural Resources, and ArcelorMittal will give the companies more time to develop, pilot, engineer, and install new equipment.

 
Advertisement