De Smet welcomes back the Holy Rocka Rollaz

Posted 8/11/23

Performance Sunday, Aug. 20, part of De Smet concert series

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De Smet welcomes back the Holy Rocka Rollaz


The Holy Rocka Rollaz will return to the Midstate Theatre housed in the De Smet Event Center at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20.

Take an authentic trip back to the 1950s and its classic rock ‘n’ roll and rockabilly as presented by Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash and many more of that time.  

The Holy Rocka Rollaz bring back the sound, the look, the memories and nostalgia of one of American’s most treasured eras.  They know how to deliver the spirit and sound of pioneer rock ‘n’ rollers. They play with such energy and joy that people of all ages can’t help but get into the swing of it.  

Group leader Mark Flora, says his proudest moments come while playing the “Winter Dance Party” each year at the legendary Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa.

“Knowing that my band is regularly on the stage Buddy Holly played his last show, well, it just gives me chills,” he said. “And seeing our name annually on the Surf Ballroom’s marquee…well…that’ll never grow old!”

Joining Mark is drummer Matt Alexander and stand up bassist/vocalist Lisa Lynn — Mark’s wife.

The band’s first show together was in the South Dakota State Penitentiary several years ago serving in a ministry capacity, where Flora has been sharing good news to inmates since 2003.  

So sit back, relax and take that trip down memory lane with Mark Flora and the Holy Rocka Rollaz. To reserve your individual concert ticket for  $20, call 605-854-3502 or 605-854-6060. De Smet Concert Series members need not call for tickets.