The Original Sensational Showmen

The Original Sensational Showmen
National Guard Armory-Concordia - 1965

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Mitchell, South Dakota Roller Drome

The Roller Drome was owned by Ray Weinhart. Alternated between skating and dances. The stage was not permanent and very low. Audience could getright next to the band. Great for both the audience and the band. Drome "tended" to be a Wed, Thurs, Friday night gig because of dances at Milltown on Tues. and Ruskin on Sat. "All wood" inside, the sound bounced everywhere. In the mid 60's all the local groups played there...Myron, Velaires, Talismen,Jay Bee and the Kats, Torres, Blue Denim Sneakers,Sting Rays, et al. All the Mid-Continent groups made it plus lots of National Acts...Cascades Bobby Vee, Crickets, Buddy Knox, Hullabaloes, Ronnettes,Tommy Roe. There is a picture of the Red Dogs on their site taken in front of the building in the 60's. It does not exist today, my understanding was that it was destroyed by fire.

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