Chubby Checker headlines 2014 Winter Dance Party

The Surf Ballroom & Museum has announced the artists scheduled to appear at the 2014 

Winter Dance Party event, scheduled for Jan. 29-Feb. 1. 

“We are very pleased to present this exciting line-up,” stated Surf Ballroom & Museum 

Board President Jeff Nicholas. “There are many special features over the four day event that all 

work together to tell the important story of the impact of the 1959 Winter Dance Party,” he 


Chubby Checker will headline the “Three Stars Memorial Concert” on Saturday night.

“We are so pleased to have Chubby Checker’s involved in our 2014 event. He is 

one of the top authentic performers of the era and has never appeared on a Surf 

Ballroom’s Winter Dance Party Tribute Show. We hope that everyone is ready to 

Twist their way around the Surf’s dance floor,” said Laurie Lietz, executive director. 

Additional performers on Saturday include fan favorite and original 1959 

Winter Dance Party guitarist Tommy Allsup, and back after making a tre-

mendous impact upon the 2013 crowd, Albert Lee. Saturday’s show will 

also feature the legacy of Ritchie Valens as Los Lobos and Chris Montez 

demonstrate the impact of Ritchie’s music upon them by performing on 

the very last stage that Ritchie played.

Thursday night features the return of event favorite Tommy Roe, 

who will mark his sixth Surf Ballroom Winter Dance Party appear-

ance and his first since 2002, along with the return of fan-favorites 

The Fireballs. Additionally, The Four Preps will add an authentic 

doo-wop flavor to round out the night.

Friday night’s Sock Hop, traditionally known as “The Mad 

Hatter’s Tea Party,” will celebrate the 35th anniversary of the original - Read More Via e-Edition



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