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Rock 'n Roll Halls of Fame!


Dave Napier, Bill "Chopper" Pelchat, Mike King, Don Bourret, & Gene Ambroson



Upcoming Performances:

  • September 29th
    Private Bank Party, Marina Inn, So. Sioux City NE
  • October 6th -- 7:00 - 9:00 P.M.
    Boji Bay Funhouse & Event Center, Milford IA
  • November 19th -- 8:30 - 11:30 P.M.
    Military Event, Cardinal Room, South Sioux City NE
  • December 31st -- 9:00 P.M. - 1:00 A.M.
    New Years Eve Party, Bob Roe's Point After, Transit Ave., Sioux City IA

Recent Performances:

  • September 4th
    Iowa Rock 'N Roll Music Association Hall of Fame 20th Anniversary Induction Concert, Roof Garden, Lake Okoboji IA
  • August 27th
    Private Anniversary Party, Elk Point SD
  • August 6th
    Gary Donahue Tribute to Cancer, VFW, Sioux City IA
  • May 19th
    Boji Bay, Okoboji IA
  • February 19th
    Shrine Clown Convention, Masonic Temple, Sioux City IA
  • December 31st
    New Year's Eve Party, Bob Roe's Point After, Sioux City IA
  • December 11th
    Shrine Christmas Party, Masonic Temple, Sioux City IA
  • November 7th
    Oriental Band Fundraiser, Shrine Temple, Sioux City IA
  • October 30th
    Birthday Party, Vangarde Arts, Sioux City IA
  • October 1st
    Boji Bay, Lake Okoboji IA
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  • August 31, 2014
    Induction Ceremony & Concert for The Iowa Music Association Hall of Fame, Spirit Lake & Arnolds Park IA
    Presentation of Dan Matousek Lifetime Achievement Award to Don Bourret
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Based in Sioux City, Iowa, this versatile five-piece group is comprised primarily of members of the Iowa Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame. They have more than 200 years total professional playing experience, having toured with most of the stars who made the music of the 50's and 60's famous. Tight harmony and great stage presence make The Velaires the finest nostalgia band in the Siouxland area. Their repertoire is mostly rock, with a little bit of country thrown in.

Also appearing in smaller venues as a three or four-piece group, under the Silver Strings name, are the core members -- Don, Mike, Chopper, and sometimes Gene. You can find both groups appearing in Iowa, Nebraska & South Dakota, and maybe even Minnesota!

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For bookings, call Mike King at 712-490-1662






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