Lou Curtiss Remembrance and Celebration
A Memorial for San Diego music icon Lou Curtiss will be held on Sunday, November 18 from 4-8pm at the Royal Palace Banquet Hall in El Cajon, the same building that once was the legendary Bostonia Ballroom. Lou Curtiss passed away at his home on July 9, 2018.
Lou Curtiss had long wanted to host an event at the former Bostonia Ballroom space. We’ll be honoring both his wishes and this historic space, which hosted just about every Country music star of the 1950’s & 60’s. And we’ll also be honoring the unparalleled life & legacy of Lou Curtiss, who at the age of 12 was lucky enough to see Hank Williams perform at the Bostonia.
The format for the event will be an “open mic” music making festival, in which anyone is invited to sign up to perform a song or two in honor of Lou and/or the Bostonia. Please bring your instruments. You can also feel free to share some stories instead of performing a song. Parking is widely available at the venue. This will be a potluck celebration of life, so please feel free to bring a dish. Beverages will be for sale at the bar.
We hope that many people will want to attend this one of a kind event. I’m sure Lou will be smiling down on us, as we have finally organized something special at the old Bostonia Ballroom. This event is open to the public.
Musician Deke Dickerson will be presenting a half hour talk about the history of the Bostonia Ballroom, while showcasing his collection of rare color photos of Country legends playing at this historic venue.
Sunday, Nov. 18
The Royal Palace Banquet Hall
1340 Broadway, El Cajon, CA 92021