Area residents who remember the heyday of dance halls filled with music, are invited to a special event this weekend.


The historic Coliseum Ballroom in Oelwein will have a grand re-opening this Sunday (June 25).

Photo by Roger King, Town Square Media

Local historian Dave Moore and others have been working over the past few months in putting the venue back into it's close-to original condition.

The extensive renovations include rehabilitating the original dance floor, replacing seating, and decorations.

This Sunday's event will begin at 1pm, and will feature music from 7 area country and old-time music bands, who will play each hour until 9pm.

In between the performances, local talent will entertain the audience.

The cost of admission is $10, and concessions will be available for purchase.