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The Surf Ballroom is a landmark of Historic Rock and Roll located at 460 North Shore Drive in Clear Lake, Iowa. This event venue has been hosting live performances for over 80 years and continues to draw big-name musicians from around the world. Throughout the years, the Surf Ballroom has seen everyone from Buddy Holly and Elvis to Bruce Springsteen perform live on their stage, featuring a range of genres from classic rock n' roll and country to punk-rock and alternative music. The venue is also known for its concert seating which is set up on a first-come, first-served basis, making it a memorable experience for all.

Clear Lake, Iowa is a great destination for tourists. There are plenty of camping grounds in the area, as well as numerous restaurants, bars, and shops. Tourists can also take advantage of year-round hiking trails or can take a leisurely cruise through Downtown Clear Lake for a unique view of the city. Mount Hosmer Urban Nature Conservancy and Charles City Park offer panoramic views of Cedar River, while Mason City Limestone Quarries offer history buffs insight into how natural resources have helped shape the community's background. The Surf Ballroom is a true musical treasure and is an absolute must-see for anyone interested in music, history, and culture. Attending an event at the Surf Ballroom will not only allow you to enjoy some great entertainment in a unique atmosphere but also take part in something that has been glorified by music and film for decades. Make sure to add it to your bucket list!

The Surf Ballroom (also called the Surf) is a Historic Rock and Roll Landmark at 460 North Shore Drive, Clear Lake, Iowa, United States. The Surf is closely associated with the event known colloquially as "The Day the Music Died" – early rock and roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson gave their last performances at the Surf on February 2, 1959, as part of the "Winter Dance Party Tour". On September 6, 2011, the Surf Ballroom was added to the National Register of Historic Places. In 2021, it was named a National Historic Landmark. Name and history: The original Surf Ballroom opened on April 17, 1933. It was named because the original owners wanted patrons to feel like they were at a surf beach club. Murals were painted on the club walls depicting ocean waves, boats on the water, and palm trees. The furniture is bamboo and rattan, giving the South Sea Islands ambiance. Several fake palm trees rise on each side of the stage. Clouds are painted on the ceiling to give a feeling of dancing outdoors by the ocean. It burned down on April 20, 1947, at an estimated loss of $250,000. The Surf Ballroom is a Historic Rock and Roll Landmark at 460 North Shore Drive, Clear Lake, Iowa, United States. The Surf is closely associated with the event known colloquially as "The Day the Music Died" – early rock and roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson gave their last performances at the Surf on February 2, 1959, as part of the "Winter Dance Party Tour". On September 6, 2011, the Surf Ballroom was added to the National Register of Historic Places. In 2021, it was named a National Historic Landmark.

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