Grab your favorite bobbysoxer or greaser and Lindy Hop on over to Lakeview Drive-Inn on Wednesday, July 11, from 6-9 p.m., as WINONArts and Leighton Broadcasting partner to present a drive-inn sock hop featuring the cool vintage rock and roll sounds of 101.1 The River’s Paul Daly, broadcasting live as Wolfman Jack. Part of WINONArts’ Dance Plein Air series of outdoor dances and movement events, the drive-inn sock hop will be suitable for dancers of all ages and abilities. Just grab your partner and cruise on down for special menu items, great music, and the chance to shake rattle and roll under the stars and amongst the vintage cars.
Dress up in your best ‘50s attire, and gentlemen, grease your hair back — ladies, buckle up those saddle shoes and throw on your poodle skirts. Prizes will be awarded for costumes both for kids and adults who feel like kids. The sock hop at the drive-inn is sure to become an unforgettable chance to rock around the clock, make new friends and twist the night away.
Paul Daly, the popular 101.1 The River broadcaster, is central Minnesota born and raised. He arrived in Winona via Winona State and stayed because he fell in love with the area ... oh, and his wife.
An old soul that grew up rocking to the likes of Bon Jovi, Dire Straits and Elvis, Daly’s love for music runs deep! He went to school for journalism and photography but somehow ended up in radio ... who knew?
When not in The River studio, you can usually find Daly rockin’ karaoke around Winona or performing in local community theater productions.
The city is presenting a series of 25 free creative events, WINONArts, held throughout the year in various municipal parks and venues throughout Winona. WINONArts is possible thanks to founding sponsorships from Winona National Bank, Merchants Bank and the Winona Community Foundation. The drive-inn sock hop is made possible thanks to Leighton Broadcasting and 101.1 The River and Lakeview Drive-Inn.
WINONArts’ mission is to solidify the city of Winona’s creative identity by active participation, partnering, and production of a wide range of arts and cultural events in city-owned spaces, often working with existing creative programs and organizations and regional artists.
For more information call the Winona Park and Recreation office at 507-457-8258, visit the Park and Recreation website at www.cityofwinona.com/city-services/parks-recreation, or “Visit Winona” at visitwinona.com.