Holy Rocka Rollaz
presented by Bartlesville Community Concert Association
Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
If it’s the classic early rock ‘n’ roll and rockabilly of Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash (and many more!) that you want, played just the way those legends played it…you have found your dream band! Minnesota’s own Holy Rocka Rollaz bring back the sound, the look, the memories and nostalgia of one of America’s most treasured eras. There’s nothing but PURE EARLY AMERICAN ROCK ‘n’ ROLL about them.
Nothing pleases these rock ‘n’ roll veterans more than seeing different generations enjoy this classic music together. The Holy Rocka Rollaz play with such energy and joy that people of all ages can’t help but pack the dance floor and celebrate. The trio collectively brings decades of live and studio experience to their shows and music.
Front man Mark Flora says his proudest moments come while playing the Winter Dance Party each year at the legendary Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, IA. “Knowing that my band is regularly on the stage Buddy Holly played his last show, well, it just gives me chills,” he said. "And seeing our name annually on the Surf Ballroom's marquee...well...that'll never grow old!"
With fellow musicians, drummer Matt Alexander & stand up bassist/vocalist Lisa Lynn, the three musicians have played many stages; including the Minnesota State Fair, Missouri State Fair, the huge Minnesota Street Rod Association Back To the '50s Car Show, South Dakota State Fair, First Avenue, the Cabooze, the historic Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, Treasure Island Casino, Mille Lacs Grand Casion, Hinckley Grand Casino Concert Hall, the Redlin Art Center in South Dakota, many Upper Midwest fairs and festivals, Winona Steamboat Days, Slice of Shoreview, the world's largest county fair in Clay County, Iowa, Coon Rapids Concerts By The Dam, Lee's Liquor Lounge, the Uptown Bar, the Fine Line, the 400 Bar, Schooner Tavern, barn dances, car shows, sock hops, private shows and prisons. Mark's wife, Lisa Lynn officially became the bassist in early 2014.
The band's first show together was in the South Dakota State Penitentiary several years ago, serving in a ministry capacity, where Flora has been sharing good news to inmates since 2003. "We were having so much fun playing in the State Pen that we decided to take our music to car shows and other events. We really do enjoy playing 50s rock 'n' roll just the way it was played back in the day. Seeing people light up when we really go for it brings this band a lot of joy. We hope we can do this for many years and for many people," said Flora.
Learn more at: www.holyrockarollaz.com
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