New Year's Eve with Whiplash

Tue. Dec 31, 2019 at 8:30pm EST
All Ages
$5.00 - $10.00
All Ages
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$5.00 - $10.00
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New Year’s Eve Party at Hotel Grinnell


TUESDAY DECEMBER 31st at 8:30pm



$5.00 Online / $10.00 at the door (Limited Seating available)

After headlining their once per year performance during Grinnell’s Friday Night Live event for the last 10 years, Whiplash is bringing the party indoors with special guest Nick Wallace.

Nick Wallace – 8:30PM

Whiplash – 10:00PM

Doors open at 6:30PM with an 80’s themed Pre-Party in the Ballroom with Grinnell’s own DJ Cox.  The Periodic Table will be Open with Bowl Games on TV as well as Cilino’s Italian Pop-up restaurant located inside Hotel Grinnell.

Hotel Packages: Book a room at the beautiful Hotel Grinnell and receive FREE Zone 1 tickets! Contact Hotel Grinnell to learn more (641) 236-9250 or go directly to and click book now to use the special code to get 2 free tickets included with your room. Booking code: WHIPIT

There will also be an option for a champagne toast with the band at midnight

Important Notes:

All Ages Show! (Please no infants)

Anyone who needs a seat, needs a ticket.

Doors open 1 hour prior to showtime.

Event will take place regardless of weather.

Tickets are non-refundable.

Tickets ARE transferrable.

BEWARE of fraudulent ticket sales on other sites/Facebook/etc. If it sounds suspicious IT PROBABLY IS. Email: [email protected] if you have any hesitations

VERY LIMITED Handicap Seating Available, this is the venue design and fire code. We have no control over this. Seating available upon request

(email [email protected] for availability)


Whiplash. . .

Is local band from the college town of Grinnell, Iowa whose original members are all GHS Class of 1993 Grads.

They ran away with the 1988 Middle School Talent Show grand prize and never looked back. . .until 1993. . whereas how all hard rocking bands break-up (Drugs, Women or Management). . . they went to college.

Personnel: 1987 - 2008

Ben Latimer – Lead Guitar, Vocals

Chad Meacham – Lead Vocals

Jim Davoux – Rhythm Guitar, Vocals

Adam Kempenaar – Bass

Matt Bernemann – Drums


Personnel: 2008 - Present

Ben Latimer – Lead Guitar, Vocals

Chad Meacham – Lead Vocals

Jim Davoux – Rhythm Guitar, Vocals

Adam Kempenaar – Bass

Matt Bernemann – Drums

Ryan Dahlby Albright - Keyboards/Guitar

Sarah Dahlby Albright - Vocals

Sarah Smith - Vocals

Stephanie Connor - Vocals


Influences:  Hair Bands, Hair Bands, Hair Bands. . .(Kiss, Poison, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, AC/DC). You get the mullet. . .I mean the picture.


A few songs from the set list:

Lick it Up (1988 Talent Show Winner), Talk Dirty to Me, Rock and Roll All Nite, Pour Some Sugar on Me, Shook Me All Night Long, Livin’ on a Prayer, Don't Stop Believin'.


Come and join Whiplash at Hotel Grinnell for an evening filled with 80’s FUN!!!!


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Hotel Grinnell Auditorium 925 Park St
Grinnell, Iowa 50112
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