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Iowa History 101: The Surf Ballroom

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Date: Thursday, May. 13, 2021 12:00 p.m.

Location: Online Program, Online Program, 50319

Event Information

Description

Join Alexa McDowell, A.KAY Consulting owner and architectural historian, as she discusses the multi-faceted history of the Surf Ballroom. Nationally recognized as the final performance venue of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. (The Big Bopper) Richardson, the Surf Ballroom also illustrates the role of small venues in bringing both big-name and rising stars to towns across the Midwest; the establishment of touring as a viable tool for promoting musicians; the reality of 1950s race discrimination; the beauty of Modern architecture; and the staying power of this Iowa icon. #Iowa175

Host Organization

Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs

Website

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/8616146268379/WN_1l3ZkT1qQLWL50N9SGgg7A

Facebook Event URL

https://www.facebook.com/events/432967114639337?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22page_admin_bar%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%22%7B%5C%22page_id%5C%22%3A271832012986202%7D%22%7D%2C%7B%22surface%22%3A%22events_admin_tool%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22events_admin_tool%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%22[]%22%7D]%2C%22has_source%22%3Atrue%7D

Hashtag

#Iowa175

Pricing Information

Free with advance registration

Contact

Jeff Morgan
jeff.morgan@iowa.gov