Tourville, Peters to offer Presentation on Roof Garden at Book Signing June 20
Tue 6-19-2018 1000 Sanborn Avenue,Okoboji,IA
(Okoboji)-A free presentation on the history of the Roof Garden will be held at a book signing Wednesday, KUOO's Becky Thoreson has details:
A free public presentation on the Roof Garden Ballroom will be held Wednesday evening in Okoboji.
Tom Tourville says the presentation will include a history of the legendary venue. "We're going to walk through the entire history of all the rock and roll years at the Roof Garden. Some of the bands that played there, some of the different surprise artists that maybe were parts of some of the bands that people may not be aware of, talk a little bit about the history of the Roof Garden, and how did this all happen and why was rock and roll so successful at Okoboji."
He notes that he and Rebecca Peters have updated their book on the Roof Garden. "We call it our Special Collector's Edition. There's been a few updates and changes to what we call the data base, or who played where and when. More in the case of who were some of the opening bands that played for the national headliners, but we've brought back a lot of photos, the autographs, the records, posters, contracts. So much of the content that we've had in the previous editions, we kind of grouped them all together and put out this Special Collector's Edition. It's been out of print for about two years."
The presentation will begin at 7 pm this evening at Antiques of Okoboji and is free and open to the public.