Hey there Isle of Iowa! Please remember that the clock is ticking on your special opportunity to buy a special VIP Reserved Seat at a table in what will be called the Parrot Head Party Pit at the Surf Ballroom for Island Fever Showcase!
This special seating section will be located right behind the dancing section on the iconic Surf Ballroom Dance Floor – it doesn’t get any better than that! Plus, you get an actual chair – not a 1940’s hard wooden booth! You will also get some other special “perks” as a VIP including a special laminate event badge, & a cool Bling Bag filled with a variety of treasures!
Remember...these special tickets are extremely limited (due to the size of the venue) & will most definitely sell out (likely pretty fast)! The Surf has agreed to give parrot heads the first crack at these seats. Tickets are $125 and include all of the things that I have already mentioned. Most importantly, it also includes two full days of music at the Surf featuring at least 12 different entertainers representing some of the biggest names in Trop Rock!
In order to get these tickets, we will need your payment (in advance) soon. You can bring a check, money order or good ole cash to one of our next functions. We’ll take your order (with payment) at the next Monthly Meeting on Thursday, November 16 at Parlor City Pub & Eatery. If you can’t make it, you need to contact me (via phone or text at 319-930-2833) and let me know how many VIP tickets you want and make arrangements to get payment to me. On November 17 we will begin to open up the VIP seats to our phriends in neighboring clubs and will continue to sell them until they are gone (which likely won’t take long)! Get them now while you can!
In case you are wondering, General Admission tickets will go on-sale through the Surf Ballroom Box Office (on-line, phone or in-person) beginning on Friday, December 15. At this time, only 2 day (full event) General Admission tickets will be sold. These will be $90 per ticket & do not include any of the things that you get with the VIP ticket.
I have been asked about hotel reservations and I am telling people that it would be best to make your reservations for Friday, August 31, Saturday, September 1 & Sunday, September 2. Saturday (September 1) & Sunday (September 2) will be full days of music at the Surf Ballroom – that is already set. There will also be some special activities (likely involving music) on Friday (August 31) and potentially on Monday, September 3. There are a smaller number of hotels in Clear Lake than there are in Mason City. Mason City is just a five-mile drive so that presents a great lodging opportunity as well. You can get some great hotel deals this far in advance with a discount (AAA) or through a third party site!
A frequently asked questions document will be shared with you today (after the board meeting).
Speaking of the board, we are in need of one more individual to come "on board" with us for a great year! We need someone to serve in the role of Membership Director or Member-At-Large. Why not step up & join us? We will hold our election at the Monthly Meeting this Thursday (November 16) at Parlor City Pub & Eatery! We also hope to have yet another extra special announcement to make that evening! Don't miss out!
And...mark your calendars for Sunday, December 10 at 3 PM! Award winning singer/songwriter Thom Shepherd & Coley McCabe will be bringing their fantastic music to the Isle of Iowa at the Fairfax American Legion (216 Main street; Fairfax, Iowa)! Trust me - You'll like It In Djibouti & you don't want to miss out on this show! Just $10/person at the door (all proceeds to the musicians). We'll do this potluck style so bring a dish to share & your holiday spirit!
Remember - make your hotel reservation now & purchase those VIP tickets for the Surf Ballroom while we have them!