Many (especially older) Baby Boomers will recall, with fondness, the era that WAS Cloudland Ballroom at Bowen Hills in Brisbane. This amazing venue boasted a fully sprung dance floor which could easily accommodate up to 2,000 dancers. During it’s “reign” some of the greatest artists in the world, as well as our own home grown pop stars and rock ‘n’ roll icons, performed there.
Many people in their late 50s and 60s today met their partners at Cloudland, such was the magic of the place. In the sixties we would take the cable-car up the hill from Breakfast Creek Road and walk through the gigantic arch that framed the main ballroom, for a night of dancing, fun and music – music that you could sing along to, and for which we knew all the words.
Come feel the nostalgia and dance (or just sit, listen & sing along) to the music that “rocked our socks off” at the Cloudland Ballroom. It may be gone, but not forgotten—the memory lingers on.
Be entertained by Flashback Duo (featuring Julie Paris, original Cloudland performer ’64/’65). Music on the night will include all your favourites from the era, from Creedence to Buddy Holly, the Bobby’s (Rydell, Vee, Vinton etc), Elvis, as well as Petula Clark to Connie Francis, and most everything in between.
- Raffles and Lucky Door and spot prizes
- Fun, fun, fun with audience participation
- Food and bar at affordable prices
This activity is a FIRST for Maleny, and is aimed at all those Baby Boomers who live in Maleny, have recently retired here, as well as for anyone from outside the area who simply wants to dance to the favourite music of their teen years and have a ball. We encourage visitors to stay the weekend, enjoy the myriad of delights and activities on offer in the town during the day, dance the night away at Cloudland in Maleny (Saturday night), and then stay overnight in one of Maleny’s many accommodation venues, and carry on with the fun in this mountain “escape” all day Sunday.
When: Saturday 8th September, 2012 – Start 6pm with delicious food for sale + bar – 7pm (music)
Cost: $15 per person,
Tickets available from Maleny Newsagency or phone Lenore Burton on 5429 6194
100% of all proceeds will be used to enhance the lives of orphans in Zambia, Africa
So get your dancing shoes (and your rock n roll gear no) and come join us.
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