Beloved Sandpoint event returns for its 36th year May 19 and 20
By Jillian Chandler
The 1950s are decades in the past, but one weekend each spring, downtown Sandpoint turns back the clock to simpler times of sock hops and saddle shoes, ice cream shops and rock ‘n’ roll. That's right! It's that time again for Lost in the '50s.
Always held the third weekend in May, Sandpoint's biggest party of the year returns for its 36th year, with the vintage car parade kicking off the event at 6pm on Friday, May 19, as it makes its way from Sandpoint High School down to Cedar, up to Forest, over to Church then down through downtown. Be sure to pick your favorite spot along the parade route to guarantee you great viewing.
There will be a street dance immediately following the parade at Second Avenue and Main Street, where the community, both young and young at heart, are invited to boogie on down.
Come Friday night, the fun moves to the Bonner County Fairgrounds, where the audience will take in the best of that legendary rock ‘n’ roll! Legend Jay Siegel's Tokens of "The Lions Sleep Tonight" fame will take the stage, plus, La La Brooks, the original lead singer of the Crystals, the group responsible for the hit "Da Doo Ron Ron," and lastly, Lost in the ‘50s favorite Rocky and the Rollers.
'50s fun continues into Saturday, May 20, with the impressive car show, where owners will be showing off their pride and joy. The streets (First, Cedar, Main, Second and Third avenues) will be lined with hundreds of hot rods and classics. Everyone's invited to stroll and see these beauties between 9:30am and 3:45pm.
In addition to the cars, there will be great music, food and fun.
After the car show has concluded, it's time to get ready for another great night of music and dancing at the fairgrounds with powerhouse band Jay and the Americans, "Come a Little Bit Closer" and “This Magic Moment,” and Rocky and the Rollers returns.
Don’t miss Sandpoint’s biggest party! Be there, or be square.
Dance tickets can be purchased for $55 (per night) by calling 208.265.5678 or 208.263.9321, or pick them up at Second Avenue Pizza (215 Second Avenue in Sandpoint).
To stay up to date with all the fun to expect at this year's Lost in the '50s, be sure to follow Facebook.com/lost50s.