Riverside Ballroom

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The Riverside Ballroom in Green Bay, Wisconsin, is a ballroom that hosts weddings and small concerts. In the past, it has also held boxing matches.[1]


Founded in 1936, Riverside became locally known as one of the last venues for the Winter Dance Party tour that led to the Day the Music Died. The concert was played on February 1, 1959, two days prior to the crash.[2]

The building is designed in the art modern style of the 1930s. It was intended to give the impression of machinery or technology.[3] It has high wood beams and the Czechoslovakian crystal chandeliers.[3] It is recognized by the city of Green Bay as a historic site.[3]

Acts that have performed at the venue include Guy Lombardo, Glenn Miller, Jimmy Dorsey, Lawrence Welk, Ritchie Valens / The Big Bopper and Wayne King. More recent acts include the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Joan Jett, Night Ranger, Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, Clutch, ALL, Killswitch Engage, Fugazi, Bachman–Turner Overdrive, Kenny Wayne Shepard and the Guess Who.[3]


  1. ^ "Boxer: Carlos Molin". Box Rec. Retrieved 2008-11-02. 
  2. ^ Gerds, Warren (September 17, 2008). "It's all about accents at Riverside Ballroom". Green Bay Press-Gazette. Retrieved 2008-11-02. 
  3. ^ a b c d Gerds, Warren (September 17, 2008). "Part 22: Riverside Ballroom". Green Bay Press-Gazette. Retrieved 2008-11-02.