Baby boomer sock hop to dance with II Cool

The Plymouth Arts Center will present its 2nd Annual 50’s Sock Hop Saturday, Feb. 4 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Sheboygan area’s premier 50’s and 60’s tribute band, II Cool, featuring musicians John, Joe, and Gerry, will provide live music for the Sock Hop. It’s going to be a ‘cool’ night and a rockin’ good time as we roll back the clock to the 1950’s. Who knows, maybe even Elvis will make a guest appearance as he did last year.

Enjoy a cash bar, Soda Shop, and various contests, i.e. best rock n’ roll & hand jive dancers, hula hoop, best 50’s attire, and crowning of the Sock Hop King & Queen. Costumes are optional.

Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door– children under 12 are free. As a special membership benefit, PAC members may purchase tickets for $6 during the week of Jan. 8 - 14 call: 920- 892-8409; email "mailto:info@plymoutharts.org," website: "http://www.plymoutharts.org." Mastercard & Visa accepted.

From the big band music of the early 1950’s through doo wop in the middle of the decade into the rock of the late 50s the mood was optimistic. The music was fast and the beat was swing, baby, swing. Crooners like Sinatra, Como and Patti Page slowly gave way to artists like Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and Bill Haley. Teenagers weren’t “the kids” anymore. They had spare money and lots of energy so they bought records and danced. What they listened and danced to was rock & roll.


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