DC Drifters to play at Winter Dance Party

The DC Drifters will be making music in Clear Lake soon.

The DC Drifters — a band formed by Denny Charnecki in 1963 — are set to perform in Clear Lake, Iowa, at the Surf Ballroom on Jan. 30 and 31, at the Winter Dance Party. The DC Drifters will perform the music of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper among others. Charnecki was excited to be chosen for the honor of playing alongside well-known, famous artists.

“This is a recreation of that from kind of the beginning, or the early days of rock ‘n’ roll,” Charnecki said. “We’re recreating the music they did.”

The show gets artists from all over the world to perform every year. This isn’t the first year the DC Drifters have performed in Clear Lake.

“The fact that they want us to do it, it’s a big complement because they could have chose many many other acts,” Charnecki said.

“It’s nice to know that they like what we do,” he added.

He invited friends and family to come see the show which is open to the public.

Charnecki noted that for people who want to see the show but don’t want to leave Austin, they will be performing the show again in town.

The group will perform at the Austin Veteran’s of Foreign Wars building on Valentines Day, Feb. 14, to raise money for the Ladies Auxiliary.

 

Mower County

Warrant issued for Jeffer Lorenzo after he fails to show for sentencing

News

Unanimous Supreme Court preserves access to widely used abortion medication

News

Audit finds Minnesota agency’s lax oversight fostered theft of $250M from federal food aid program

Adams

Partnerships celebrated during community event for Mower, Fillmore solar installations

Mower County

Mayo Ambulance training program hopes to increase EMT numbers

Business

Workforce Development one of nine organizations to receive funding to train underrepresented workers for clean energy careers

News

Minneapolis police officer killed while responding to a shooting call is remembered as a hero

Mower County

Documentary follows AHS class across 50 years

Mower County

2024 Friendship Wagon Train coming to the area

Agriculture

New funding available for continuous living cover grants

Mower County

MDH inviting well users to seminar on nitrates

Mower County

In Your Community: May Sweeps winner claims her prize

Mower County

In Your Community: Final Bing-Oh prize claimed

Education

Austin junior achieves top ACT score of 36

Education

Education Briefs

News

President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, is convicted of all 3 felonies in federal gun trial

News

Biden, gun control advocates want to flip an issue long dominated by the NRA

News

Minnesota poll: Felony conviction should disqualify presidential candidates, most say

Mower County

APS board approves sanctioning boys volleyball

Education

Austin Seniors receive Horatio Alger Scholarships

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Man sentenced to over eight years for criminal sexual conduct with a child

Grand Meadow

2 injured in Saturday afternoon crash

Mower County

Courtney’s bench: Family and friends honor loved one lost in hope to raise awareness for mental illness

Mower County

Summerset Theatre opens Season 56 with the musical ‘Annie’