Northwest Dance & Music Venues

Trocadaro Dance Hall
Boise, Idaho

Some of the bands that rocked this place during those great years of NW music were:

Dick Cates and the Chessmen
Paul Revere and the Raiders

Our band, Dick Cates and the Chessmen, played there as a warm up band for…….can you believe……….Wayne Newton when he was about 16 or 17 years old.  His father was his manager at the time.  He was so new that he didn’t draw a very big crowd in Boise at the Trocadero.

John Arant, December 2005

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Last Update:  1 January 2006
Credits: Mike Barriatua, John Arant