Northwest Dance & Music Venues

Rollarena Skating Center
849 Stevens Drive
Richland, Washington, 99352
(509) 946 - 6971

Some of the bands that this place during the early years of NW music were:

The Animals
The Bards
Big Brother and the Holding Company
The Bumps
City Zu
Jack Ely and the Courtmen
Day Dream with Sirs
Dick and Deedee
The Dimensions
Don and the Goodtimes
Fats Domino
The Dream Factory
Fragile Line
The Drifters
George Washington and the Cherry Bombs
Brian Hyland
Jay and the Americans
The Kingsmen
Liverpool Five
Paul Revere and the Raiders
The Pharos
The Pied Pipers
Queen Anne's Wing
The Seeds
The Sonics
Springfield Rifle
Surprise Package
Merrilee and the Turnabouts
Them with Van Morison
The Vikings
The Wailers
The Young Rascals

I'm the owner of the Rollarena Skating Center in Richland, Washington.

I grew up in the 60s when we had weekly dances.  Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures.  I use to have a lot of posters, but I threw them away when I graduated from high school in 1971, thinking that era was over for good.   I am hoping someone else would have some.

It's our 60th anniversary so we have been compiling this sort of information.

Alan Bacon, December 2013

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Last Update:  16 January 2014
Credits: Terry Ganz, Jeff Ziemer, Pito Saenz, Mike McElhoe, John Gordon, Bob Bissell, Bob Speed, Alan Bacon