2018 Blues Party! A Tribute to Muddy Waters – Saturday Oct 20

Saturday Oct 20
Tickets $20

  • Mud Morganfield
    Award-winning eldest son of Muddy Waters
  • Studebaker John & the Hawks
    One of Chicago’s finest and longest standing Blues-Rockers
  • Reverend Raven & his Chain-Smoking Altar Boys
    Featuring Westside Andy, 6 Time Winner Best Blues Band in Wisconsin
  • Big George Jackson Blues Band
    Member of the Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame!
  • Special solos sets from 4-6:00 on our “Cooler Stage” by  Howard “Guitar” Luedtke and Aaron Kaplan

Great food available from Bubbles BBQ Food Truck, Chippewa Falls, WI

ALSO – Old Time Dance from Noon to 4pm with Gary’s Ridgeland Dutchmen (Learn more)



The Hot Heads Silver Car Show Spectacular April 28!

Join us for the Car Show Spectacular! 

  • Classic Car Show! From noon to 4 p.m. (pre-1975 only)
  • Old Time Dance From noon to 4 p.m.
  • Food Trucks!
    • Bubbles BBQ (Chippewa Falls)
    • Gordo’s (Eau Claire)

Rock-N-Roll  Dance Party (4 p.m. to Midnight)

  • 4:30 – Hastings 3000* (One man Surf/Psych band / #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart)
  • 5:30 – Uncle Daddy (70’s-style Rock from Minneapolis)
  • 6:30 – The Violent Shifters (Garage Rock from Minneapolis)
  • 7:30 – The One Night Standards (Surf Rock from Iowa)
  • 9:00 – The Black-Eyed Snakes (Featuring Alan Sparhawk of Low)
  • 10:30 – Crankshaft & The Gear Grinders  (Original Music from Anoka County, MN)

*Hastings 3000 will also perform cameo sets between each of the bands from on top of our “Cooler Stage.”

Saturday April 28
Doors at 11:30 / $10 cover until 6 p.m. / $20 cover after 6 p.m.

Each Classic Car entry will receive two free admissions
Free camping in surrounding lot with liability waiver

Thanks to the sponsors!

CANCELLED Old Time Dance – St Patrick’s Day – March 17

Sorry – this event has been cancelled due to snow in the parking lot; it will still be completely impassable. Gotta love March weather!

Join us for an Old Time Dance!

Featuring – Brain’s Mississippi Valley Dutchmen

Saturday March 17 – St Patrick’s Day

  • Doors open at 11:30
  • Music from 12:00 to 4:00
  • Cost $10

Serving good food, good drinks and great times!


Silver Dome Ballroom

Located in “farm country” five miles west of Neillsville, Wisconsin on U.S. Hwy 10, the Silver Dome Ballroom was established in 1933 and is listed in the National (and State of Wisconsin) Register(s) of Historic Places for its one-of-a-kind architecture and its rich entertainment history.  Click on the “ABOUT” tab listed in the header near the top of this page for further historical information (and a couple photos) of the Silver Dome.  Please also check out our Facebook page for further information (see link posted in footer below).

We are always interested in your memories of the ballroom and would LOVE to see your old photographs.  If you have any particularly remarkable memories of events at the ballroom, or any old photos, we encourage you to contact us via the email address listed below.  Thank you all for your interest in and patronage of the historic Silver Dome Ballroom!

Read the Star Tribune article about The Silver Dome Ballroom.

Old Time Dance November 26

Celebrating 84 Years of Music, Dancing and Fun!
Sunday, November 26, 2017


Brain’s Mississippi Valley Dutchmen

  • Doors at 11:30
  • Music from 12 to 4 p.m.
  • $8
  • Serving good food, good drinks and great times

Old Time Dance – Sunday Oct 29

old time danceCelebrating 84 Years of Music, Dancing and Fun!
Sunday, October 29th


The Music Connection

Ryan Herman, Karl Hartwich & Denny Marion

  • Doors at 11:30
  • Music from 12 to 6 p.m.
  • $12
  • Serving good food, good drinks and great times


Saturday Oct 212017 Blues Party
Doors at 5 pm / Music at 7:30 / $20 admission

Friday Oct 20
Free Pre-Party with Howard “Guitar” Luedtke
Doors at 5 pm / Music from 7-10 pm

The historic Silver Dome Ballroom is pleased to present its seventh annual Blues Party, so named in honor of the late, great Hubert Sumlin, the legendary Howlin’ Wolf guitarist and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, who was booked to play the inaugural Blues Party in 2011.  Sadly, Hubert was hospitalized a couple of days before that show and never played again, passing away a few months later.  Blues Party was the name of Hubert’s first solo recording following Howlin’ Wolf’s death and we’ve kept the name to honor Hubert’s memory.  This year’s party features the following outstanding artists:

LIL ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS – Descended from Blues royalty (JB Hutto was Ed’s uncle) and arguably the finest Chicago Blues Band in the world, bar none, period.  Ed has had the same band for 30 years now and, during that time, has cranked out 11 albums chock full of great Blues originals.  Guitar Player Magazine calls them “a snarling boogie-blues machine.”  Always a blast and sure to fill the dance floor.

STUDEBAKER JOHN & THE HAWKS – A highly regarded singer-songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player, John grew up playing in the famous Maxwell Street area of Chicago and has since released 18 albums of mostly original Blues and Blues-Rock music.  He sometimes works as bandleader and featured sideman for Muddy Waters’ son, Mud Morganfield, and some of his songs have appeared in film and television soundtracks, including the hit TV show, “24.”  Another high-octane set sure to fill the dancefloor.

CRANKSHAFT – Alex “Crankshaft” Larson is a Mpls./St. Paul-based singer-songwriter and guitarist who plays a brand of Roots-Rock and Blues that he simply describes as “Original Music from Anoka County, Minnesota.”  He often plays with his band, The Gear-Grinders, but for this show, he will be performing his “one-man-band” routine, simultaneously playing guitar and drums/percussion, from on top of our “cooler stage,” located behind and above the Silver Dome’s circular bar.  Our “cooler stage” has become a popular way to start any evening of music, offering a great visual as well as musical experience, and Alex is always a great party-starter.

HOWARD “GUITAR” LUEDTKE – Chippewa Falls resident, Howard Luedtke, is widely regarded as one of Wisconsin’s finest Blues guitarists, singer-songwriters and performers.  Howard will open the festivities on Friday, October 20th, with a free, solo performance from about 7 – 10 pm, also from high atop our “cooler stage.”  Again, the “cooler stage” offers a tremendous visual as well as musical experience and did we mention that this pre-party was FREE, FREE, FREE?!

Also serving food and drinks.  Free camping in the surrounding lot.