Northwest Dance Venues

La Playa
Kirkland, Washington

Some of the bands that performed at this place during those exciting years of NW music were:

Jr. Cadillac
MerCury Cruisers
Sparky and The Starfires
Spike & the Continentals


Frank Neubert ~ Club Band Manager (86)

Sparky and the Starfires was the house band there for several dates during 1985 - 86 - 87.

I was The Band Manager there in 1986 for about 4 months and did a lot of dates there. I hired Spike & The Continentals when Jimmie Lee was in the group.

La Playa was a wild & crazy place.  I did a gig with Jr. Cadillac there in the Summer of '86 as part of my "Northwest Rock 'n' Roll Experience". We packed that place so full of people that the owners ran out of booze.  Man, those were the days!

Frank Neubert, February 2008

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Last Update:  13 February 2011
Credits:  Mike McElhoe, Frank Neubert