Classic rockers The Rumbles in free Arnolds Park concert August 9

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Rumbles have been one of the most popular and successful rock-and-roll dance bands in the Midwest for over 42 years. They are still rocking, with a big free concert coming up August 9, starting at 7:30 on the Preservation Plaza outdoor stage next to the Arnolds Park Amusement Park.

Originally an early-1960's high school "garage band" from Council Bluffs, they scored several hits including the single "Jezebel" on the Billboard Hot 100. The Rumbles went their separate ways, but reunited in 1979 at Omaha's Peony Park.

The "Rumbles Reunion" dance was such a huge success that the group decided to reform later that year.

In addition to "original Rumble" drummer Steve Hough, the current lineup includes guitarist Gayle Adams, bassist Todd Henseler and keyboardist/guitarist Tim Vasquez.

The Rumbles still continue to draw crowds of rock and roll fans far and wide and have done more street dances than any other band in the midwest during their long, successful career.