Yes the VFW was used for a lot of dances. This is where Ed Dougherty (EJD Enterprises) got his start. I think the first 60's band to play was probably either the Phi-Dels or my brothers group, The Che-Vels, both of Salem. I remember even some Seattle bands coming down to play there too. Bluefield Doughboys stands out in my mind for some reason. I saw the Kingsmen plus lots of other local groups here. It was the hot spot until EJD moved things over to the Salem Armory at the state fairgrounds.
Capitol Street Balloon
King Biscuit Entertainers
Mr Lucky & The Gamblers
Wheel of Fortune
Lars Van Valkenburg, February 2007