3-day passes on sale Tuesday, November 26 at 8am.

A celebration...

of the lives and legacies of three rock 'n roll legends lost too soon.

Who are these legends?

Buddy Holly, J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson and Ritchie Valens.

What is the Winter Dance Party?

A pilgrimage...

for thousands of rock 'n roll fans from across the nation and world!

Remember and reflect...

during a 3-day celebration of rock 'n roll music and memories.

Saturday Night


Marty Stuart & his Fabulous Superlatives
Big Sandy & his Fly-Rite Boys
Albert Lee
Headcat 13
with special appearances by
Narvel Felts
Linda Gail Lewis
Sonny West

On Sale Soon
January 7, 2020

Friday Night


Bowzer's Rock'n Doo Wop Sock Hop
Bowzer & the Stingrays
Rocky & the Rollers
with special guests
Johnny Contardo formerly of Sha Na Na
Original Comet Joey Ambrose

On Sale Soon
January 7, 2020

Thursday Night


The Kingsmen
Joey Dee
Little Peggy March
Austin Allsup

On Sale Soon
January 7, 2020

WDP 3-day


On sale Tuesday, November 26 at 8am!

Join us for the Midwest's premiere 50s and 60s rock 'n roll event.
Pass includes admission to all Thursday-Saturday events at the Surf Ballroom.

On Sale Now
November 26, 2019

Ritchie Valens Family Luncheon


Tickets include admission, lunch and live music by Robby Vee & his Rock ‘n Roll Caravan

At the Diamond Ballroom - Best Western Holiday Lodge

On Sale Now

What can I expect when I attend?


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