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

Upcoming Performances:

  • August 31st -- Induction Ceremony & Concert for The Iowa Music Association Hall of Fame
    2:00 - 4:30 P.M. - The Sami Center, 612 28th St., Spirit Lake IA
    Presentation of Dan Matousek Lifetime Achievement Award to Don Bourret

    6:30 - 11:45 P.M. - Arnolds Park, IA
    Some Velaires members play with Ron Meek and Tom Gilman of the 50's Don Shaw Band
  • September 6th
    Boys Club Benefit, Jerry Weiner Ranch, Sioux City IA
  • September 13th -- 8:00 P.M. - Midnight
    Singles Dance, South Sioux City Eagles, 801 W. 13th St., South Sioux City NE
  • September 18th -- 6:00 - 8:00 P.M.
    Boji Bay Fun House Pavillion, 2501 Boji Bend Dr., Milford IA
  • September 19th -- 8:00 P.M. - Midnight
    WinnaVegas Casino lounge, 1500 330th St., Sloan IA
  • September 20th -- 10:30 P.M. - Midnight
    WinnaVegas Casino, after the Fab Four Concert, Sloan IA
  • September 27th -- 8:00 P.M. - Midnight
    Private Wedding Dance, McCook Lake Ike's Club, North Sioux City SD
  • October 4th -- after the football game
    with The Seven Suns
    Morningside College Home Coming, Sioux City IA

Recent Performances:

  • August 9th
    R-Bar & Grill, Homer, NE
  • July 10th
    Rock the Roof Concert, Roof Garden, Arnolds Park IA
  • July 5th
    Grand Falls Casino, Larchwood, IA
  • June 14th
    Rhonda's Speak Easy, Sioux City IA
  • May 17th
    Checkers Bar, Sioux City IA
  • April 19th
    VFW Club, Sioux City IA
  • March 22nd
    Checkers Bar, Sioux City IA
  • February 8th
    Checkers Bar, Sioux City IA
  • January 24th
    with Outer Limits
    Grand Falls Casino, Larchwood, IA
  • New Year's Eve
    Bob Roe's Point After, Sioux City IA
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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 four-piece group, under the Silver Strings name, are the core members -- Don, Mike, Gene and Chopper. You can find both groups appearing in Iowa, Nebraska & South Dakota, and maybe even Minnesota!


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

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