Galena Goes 50’s with a Sock Hop Weekend March 3-4 2017

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Galena Goes 50s Sock Hop with sheet musicc in backgroundDust off your dancing shoes, and come to Galena for a rock and roll filled weekend – live bands, dance workshops, dance contests, prizes, and more! Travel back to the 1950’s and 60’s music scene, whether you remember those ‘Happy Days’ or not! Do you know why these hops were called sock hops? It’s because when those mid-century dances were first held in school gymnasiums, everyone had to take off their hard-soled shoes to protect the varnished floors!

Your Galena Goes 50’s weekend kicks off with a Friday Night Meet n’ Greet at Galena Brewing Company featuring Rosie & The Rivets performing music of the 1950’s & early 1960’s plus some current hits with a retro twist.  Saturday you can learn or brush up on the Jitterbug, the Lindy Hop, Hustle, or Salsa with professional dance instructors at Turner Hall before the big Sock Hop Saturday evening with live music by the Tailfins. Then you’ll swing to the Rock and Roll hits of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s & 80’s with Tailfins’ electric guitar, piano, bass, drums, and Doo-Wop vocals.

 If you can’t find those dancing shoes, you can cruise down memory lane at the Vintage Shop Hop this weekend, too! Over 300 locally owned vintage and antique shops in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin will host promotions, demonstrations, and more featuring their repurposed, handmade, and unique items. Check out the interactive Google map to plan your route!

So don’t be left sitting on the sidelines – Galena is the place to be the first weekend in March, and there’s no better place to kick off those shoes and put your feet up after dancing than Bernadine’s Stillman Inn. Give us a call or go online and make your reservation now!

Galena Goes 50’s
Meet ‘n Greet: Friday, March 3, 2017 7:00 pm at the Galena Brewing Company
227 N. Main St. Galena IL 61036
Dance Workshops: Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at Turner Hall
115 S. Bench St. Galena, IL 61036
Registration cost for a workshop is $15 per person, and includes a free ticket to the Sock Hop. Register for workshops online or by mail
Sock Hop: Saturday, March 4, 2017 7:00 – 11:00 pm at Turner Hall
Admission: $10 per person at the door or free with registration for a workshop (doors open 6:00 pm)
For more information, contact Kathy Cameron Phone: 815-275-5231 Email:

Stay TWO nights & choose ONE:
   FREE  Ski Lift Ticket
   FREE  $50 Dinner Coupon
   FREE  Dozen Red Roses
   FREE  Massage
Stay THREE nights & your third night is FREE!     
Call Dave: 815-777-0557
You’ll enjoy “the best breakfast in the Midwest” and all the chocolate chip cookies you want in our 1858 mansion across the street from General Grant’s Home, and only three blocks from the center of Galena.

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