Eddie Cochran Car Show & Music Festival

Eddie Cochran Car Show & Music Festival Eddie Cochran Car Show and Music Festival is an annual celebration featuring Rockabilly, rock and roll, hot rods, and collectible cars. The Freeborn County Historical Society (FCHS) is committed to preserving and sharing history about our county.

From our Staff and Board of Trustees to our volunteers and members, we are eager to create long-lasting connections for everyone who interacts with our organization.

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Vintage campers/camping.....looks like fun.
10/20/2021
Groovin’ at the Vintage Camper Trailer Rally

Vintage campers/camping.....looks like fun.

A couple times a year, the Vintage Camper Trailer community comes together for a rally. This event was planned around a 60's theme, and the participants went...

10/19/2021

I always joke and I always say, "Shoot, I chose the wrong style of music. If I had chosen heavy metal or hard rock, I'd be living on a beach somewhere." I had to do it the hard way. You choose the style that nobody even knew existed. But that's me. You know, I couldn't go against myself. When I chose it, or it chose me, was in the late '70s. It's a funny thing about rockabilly music. People become obsessed with it, especially in Europe or if you have ever been to Viva Las Vegas. It's not just about wearing '50s clothes or driving around in an old car. People become obsessed with the music. I don't see it with other kinds of music. People are at a festival and they're throwing a beach ball, and they got a beer helmet on and the music is background. Not with rockabilly. People become obsessed with the music. It's sexy. It gives with a kick. It has great musicianship. There's a simplicity of it. It just has the right ingredients. - Brian Setzer

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10/15/2021

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10/12/2021

Last night the Albert Lea City Council passed a resolution renaming part of James Ave as Eddie Cochran Street.

10/03/2021

Fab day shooting scenes for our new vid. Celebrating the late, great Eddie Cochrans birthday .

Thanks everyone for a great day. See you in 2022.
10/02/2021

Thanks everyone for a great day. See you in 2022.

A few photos from the 2021 Eddie Cochran Car Show & Music Fest.
10/02/2021

A few photos from the 2021 Eddie Cochran Car Show & Music Fest.

The cars are rolling in and the food trucks are here too! Car show today and cruise at 4pm. Come on out and be a part of...
10/02/2021

The cars are rolling in and the food trucks are here too! Car show today and cruise at 4pm. Come on out and be a part of a great weekend in Albert Lea. Cruise map is included in the photos.

Car cruise today at 4pm after the Car Show will leave from Edgewater Park.  Looking forward to a great turnout.
10/01/2021

Car cruise today at 4pm after the Car Show will leave from Edgewater Park. Looking forward to a great turnout.

Car cruise today at 4pm after the Car Show will leave from Edgewater Park. Looking forward to a great turnout.

Finally, after more than two years, WE ARE BACK!  Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight and tomorrow.
10/01/2021

Finally, after more than two years, WE ARE BACK!

Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight and tomorrow.

Finally, after more than two years, WE ARE BACK!

Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight and tomorrow.

Eddie Cochran Car Show & Music FestivalOctober 1, 20213:00 PM Cruise-in SocialN Broadway, Albert Lea7:30 PM WHITESIDEWAL...
09/30/2021

Eddie Cochran Car Show & Music Festival

October 1, 2021
3:00 PM Cruise-in Social
N Broadway, Albert Lea
7:30 PM WHITESIDEWALLS bring your lawn chairs. FREE event. Donations appreciated.
October 2, 2021
Registration — 8:30—11:00 AM
Showtime — 10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM
132 N Broadway, Albert Lea
$10 REGISTRATION FEE per vehicle
Donations appreciated.
FREE ADMISSION for attendees
Ron and Steve Unplugged - noon to 3:00PM
2:00 PM Awards Presentation
4:00 PM Cruise Around Fountain Lake

Eddie Cochran Car Show & Music Festival

October 1, 2021
3:00 PM Cruise-in Social
N Broadway, Albert Lea
7:30 PM WHITESIDEWALLS bring your lawn chairs. FREE event. Donations appreciated.
October 2, 2021
Registration — 8:30—11:00 AM
Showtime — 10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM
132 N Broadway, Albert Lea
$10 REGISTRATION FEE per vehicle
Donations appreciated.
FREE ADMISSION for attendees
Ron and Steve Unplugged - noon to 3:00PM
2:00 PM Awards Presentation
4:00 PM Cruise Around Fountain Lake

Here's a photo of little Eddie with his mother. They're in Fountain Lake Park at the north end of Broadway.  This is whe...
09/28/2021

Here's a photo of little Eddie with his mother. They're in Fountain Lake Park at the north end of Broadway. This is where The Whitesidewalls will perform Friday evening Oct 1...during our salute to Eddie Cochran.

Schedule:
October 1, 2021
3:00 PM Cruise-in Social
N Broadway, Albert Lea
7:30 PM WHITESIDEWALLS bring your lawn chairs. FREE event. Donations appreciated.
October 2, 2021
Registration — 8:30—11:00 AM
Showtime — 10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM
Clark and Broadway, Albert Lea
$10 REGISTRATION FEE per vehicle
FREE ADMISSION for attendees.
Ron and Steve Unplugged - noon to 3:00 PM
2:00 PM Awards Presentation
4:00 PM Cruise Around Fountain Lake

Donations appreciated.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Sunday events were
canceled.

Here's a photo of little Eddie with his mother. They're in Fountain Lake Park at the north end of Broadway. This is where The Whitesidewalls will perform Friday evening Oct 1...during our salute to Eddie Cochran.

Schedule:
October 1, 2021
3:00 PM Cruise-in Social
N Broadway, Albert Lea
7:30 PM WHITESIDEWALLS bring your lawn chairs. FREE event. Donations appreciated.
October 2, 2021
Registration — 8:30—11:00 AM
Showtime — 10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM
Clark and Broadway, Albert Lea
$10 REGISTRATION FEE per vehicle
FREE ADMISSION for attendees.
Ron and Steve Unplugged - noon to 3:00 PM
2:00 PM Awards Presentation
4:00 PM Cruise Around Fountain Lake

Donations appreciated.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Sunday events were
canceled.

PLEASE NOTE: Sunday events were canceled.Proceeds from this event benefit the Freeborn County Historical Museum. Come on...
09/27/2021

PLEASE NOTE: Sunday events were canceled.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Freeborn County Historical Museum. Come on out and support the museum. Food trucks will be onsite Friday and Saturday. Great food, great music, neat cars....have a GREAT WEEKEND!

PLEASE NOTE: Sunday events were canceled.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Freeborn County Historical Museum. Come on out and support the museum. Food trucks will be onsite Friday and Saturday. Great food, great music, neat cars....have a GREAT WEEKEND!

Eddie Cochran, a rock star. That is what most people picture. But Eddie was  revolutionary in his guitar playing and in ...
09/25/2021

Eddie Cochran, a rock star. That is what most people picture. But Eddie was revolutionary in his guitar playing and in recording techniques. Here is a timeline of Eddie's life followed by a nice short bio on Gretsch guitars website. Scroll to the bottom of site to see the bio.

Don't forget our salute to Eddie Oct 1-3 in Albert Lea, MN.
Schedule:
October 1, 2021
3:00 PM Cruise-in Social
N Broadway, Albert Lea
7:30 PM WHITESIDEWALLS bring your lawn chairs. FREE event. Donations appreciated.

October 2, 2021
Registration — 8:30—11:00 AM
Showtime — 10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM
132 N Broadway, Albert Lea
$10 REGISTRATION FEE per vehicle
Donations appreciated.
FREE ADMISSION for attendees.
2:00 PM Awards Presentation
4:00 PM Cruise Around Fountain Lake

October 3, 2021

10:00 AM Rock ‘n Roll Church Service
Albert Lea United Methodist Church
Sloppy Joe Lunch immediately after service.
May be an image of car and outdoors

If you haven't already marked it down, the Eddie Cochran Car Show & Music Festival is October 1-3.  For over 30 years th...
09/23/2021

If you haven't already marked it down, the Eddie Cochran Car Show & Music Festival is October 1-3. For over 30 years the event has been in June, but Covid 19 has played havoc with this event like many others. Shine those cars one more time before putting them away for the season!
Schedule:
October 1, 2021
3:00 PM Cruise-in Social
N Broadway, Albert Lea
7:30 PM WHITESIDEWALLS bring your lawn chairs. FREE event. Donations appreciated.
October 2, 2021
Registration — 8:30—11:00 AM
Showtime — 10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM
132 N Broadway, Albert Lea
$10 REGISTRATION FEE per vehicle
Donations appreciated.
FREE ADMISSION for attendees.
2:00 PM Awards Presentation
4:00 PM Cruise Around Fountain Lake
October 3, 2021
So sorry, but Sunday events were canceled.

If you haven't already marked it down, the Eddie Cochran Car Show & Music Festival is October 1-3. For over 30 years the event has been in June, but Covid 19 has played havoc with this event like many others. Shine those cars one more time before putting them away for the season!
Schedule:
October 1, 2021
3:00 PM Cruise-in Social
N Broadway, Albert Lea
7:30 PM WHITESIDEWALLS bring your lawn chairs. FREE event. Donations appreciated.
October 2, 2021
Registration — 8:30—11:00 AM
Showtime — 10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM
132 N Broadway, Albert Lea
$10 REGISTRATION FEE per vehicle
Donations appreciated.
FREE ADMISSION for attendees.
2:00 PM Awards Presentation
4:00 PM Cruise Around Fountain Lake
October 3, 2021
So sorry, but Sunday events were canceled.

A great colored film clip of Eddie doing C'mon Everybody.The Eddie Cochran Car Show & Music Festival schedule:Schedule o...
09/22/2021
Eddie Cochran ''C'mon Everybody'' live 1959 colour and DES stereo

A great colored film clip of Eddie doing C'mon Everybody.

The Eddie Cochran Car Show & Music Festival schedule:
Schedule of events.
October 1, 2021
3:00 PM Cruise-in Social
N Broadway, Albert Lea
7:30 PM WHITESIDEWALLS bring your lawn chairs. FREE event. Donations appreciated.
October 2, 2021
Registration — 8:30—11:00 AM
Showtime — 10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM
132 N Broadway, Albert Lea
$10 REGISTRATION FEE per vehicle
Donations appreciated.
FREE ADMISSION for attendees.
2:00 PM Awards Presentation
4:00 PM Cruise Around Fountain Lake
October 3, 2021
10:00 AM Rock ‘n Roll Church Service
Albert Lea United Methodist Church
Sloppy Joe Lunch immediately after service.

The Town hall TV party 1959 Eddie Cochrane performing ''C'mon Everybody '' DES stereo and colourised

Born October 3, 1938 in Albert Lea, MN.....Eddie Cochran. Our annual celebration honoring Eddie will be October 1,2, 3rd...
09/21/2021

Born October 3, 1938 in Albert Lea, MN.....Eddie Cochran. Our annual celebration honoring Eddie will be October 1,2, 3rd. Hosted by the Freeborn County Historical Museum in Albert Lea, MN.

https://www.facebook.com/EddieCochranWeekend

Schedule of events.
October 1, 2021
3:00 PM Cruise-in Social
N Broadway, Albert Lea
7:30 PM WHITESIDEWALLS bring your lawn chairs. FREE event. Donations appreciated.

October 2, 2021
Registration — 8:30—11:00 AM
Showtime — 10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM
132 N Broadway, Albert Lea
$10 REGISTRATION FEE per vehicle
Donations appreciated.
FREE ADMISSION for attendees.
2:00 PM Awards Presentation
4:00 PM Cruise Around Fountain Lake

October 3, 2021

Unfortunately, unforeseen circumstances have forced the cancellation of Sunday's events.

From 1950, this is a photo of Eddie and his confirmation class at the Methodist Church. During the Eddie Cochran weekend...
09/20/2021

From 1950, this is a photo of Eddie and his confirmation class at the Methodist Church. During the Eddie Cochran weekend, the United Methodist Church (Hwy 69 S) will have a church service and lunch afterwards Oct 3. Check our schedule for all the events.
Schedule:
October 1, 2021
3:00 PM Cruise-in Social
N Broadway, Albert Lea
7:30 PM WHITESIDEWALLS bring your lawn chairs. FREE event. Donations appreciated.
October 2, 2021
Registration — 8:30—11:00 AM
Showtime — 10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM
132 N Broadway, Albert Lea
$10 REGISTRATION FEE per vehicle
Donations appreciated.
FREE ADMISSION for attendees.
2:00 PM Awards Presentation
4:00 PM Cruise Around Fountain Lake
October 3, 2021
Unfortunately, unforeseen circumstances have forced the cancellation of Sunday's events.

From 1950, this is a photo of Eddie and his confirmation class at the Methodist Church. During the Eddie Cochran weekend, the United Methodist Church (Hwy 69 S) will have a church service and lunch afterwards Oct 3. Check our schedule for all the events.
Schedule:
October 1, 2021
3:00 PM Cruise-in Social
N Broadway, Albert Lea
7:30 PM WHITESIDEWALLS bring your lawn chairs. FREE event. Donations appreciated.
October 2, 2021
Registration — 8:30—11:00 AM
Showtime — 10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM
132 N Broadway, Albert Lea
$10 REGISTRATION FEE per vehicle
Donations appreciated.
FREE ADMISSION for attendees.
2:00 PM Awards Presentation
4:00 PM Cruise Around Fountain Lake
October 3, 2021
Unfortunately, unforeseen circumstances have forced the cancellation of Sunday's events.

I saw this item on Ebay. A t-shirt from the first Eddie Cochran Weekend in  1991.   Always fun to see what pops-up on th...
09/19/2021
EDDIE COCHRAN VINTAGE 1991 MEMORIAL WEEKEND COUNTRY MUSIC LEGEND TSHIRT LARGE | eBay

I saw this item on Ebay. A t-shirt from the first Eddie Cochran Weekend in 1991. Always fun to see what pops-up on the site.

Schedule for 2021 event;
October 1, 2021
3:00 PM Cruise-in Social
N Broadway, Albert Lea
7:30 PM WHITESIDEWALLS bring your lawn chairs. FREE event. Donations appreciated.
October 2, 2021
Registration — 8:30—11:00 AM
Showtime — 10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM
132 N Broadway, Albert Lea
$10 REGISTRATION FEE per vehicle
Donations appreciated.
FREE ADMISSION for attendees.
2:00 PM Awards Presentation
4:00 PM Cruise Around Fountain Lake
October 3, 2021
10:00 AM Rock ‘n Roll Church Service
Albert Lea United Methodist Church
Sloppy Joe Lunch immediately after service.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/194203067282?hash=item2d3767a392:g:EuoAAOSwae9gyLr6

EDDIE COCHRAN VINTAGE 1991 MEMORIAL WEEKEND COUNTRY MUSIC LEGEND TSHIRT LARGE. Preowned. Minimal signs of wear no significant flaws such as staining rips tears or repairs Shipped with USPS First Class. $10

Here's  a fun quiz about Eddie Cochran. See how much you know about Eddie, our hometown boy. The Eddie Cochran show & fe...
09/17/2021
So You Think You Know Eddie Cochran? Quiz | uDiscover Music

Here's a fun quiz about Eddie Cochran. See how much you know about Eddie, our hometown boy. The Eddie Cochran show & festival is coming up! Here's a schedule of the events for Oct 1 & 2. Come & join the fun!! Hosted by the Freeborn County Historical Museum in Albert Lea, MN.

https://www.facebook.com/EddieCochranWeekend

October 1, 2021
3:00 PM Cruise-in Social
N Broadway, Albert Lea
7:30 PM WHITESIDEWALLS bring your lawn chairs. FREE event. Donations appreciated.

October 2, 2021
Registration — 8:30—11:00 AM
Showtime — 10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM
132 N Broadway, Albert Lea
$10 REGISTRATION FEE per vehicle
Donations appreciated.
FREE ADMISSION for attendees.
2:00 PM Awards Presentation
4:00 PM Cruise Around Fountain Lake

October 3, 2021

So sorry, but unforeseen circumstances have forced the cancellation of Sunday's events.

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/quizzes/eddie-cochran-quiz/?fbclid=IwAR1wRKfQUUR4UwJsfpRVDQfpQOA0T35QX3Lquh9eJnVfeWb4WzjmdDiAgA4

Think you're an Eddie Cochran expert? Test your knowledge with this quiz!

Eddie Cochran Car Show & Music Festival Oct 1,2 & 3.   Hosted by the Freeborn County Historical Museum in Albert Lea, MN...
09/13/2021

Eddie Cochran Car Show & Music Festival Oct 1,2 & 3. Hosted by the Freeborn County Historical Museum in Albert Lea, MN. All proceeds benefit FCHM. Come out and enjoy the weekend.

https://www.facebook.com/EddieCochranWeekend

Schedule
October 1, 2021
3:00 PM Cruise-in Social
N Broadway, Albert Lea
7:30 PM WHITESIDEWALLS bring your lawn chairs. FREE event. Donations appreciated.

October 2, 2021
Registration — 8:30—11:00 AM
Showtime — 10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM
132 N Broadway, Albert Lea
$10 REGISTRATION FEE per vehicle
Donations appreciated.
FREE ADMISSION for attendees.
2:00 PM Awards Presentation
4:00 PM Cruise Around Fountain Lake

October 3, 2021

Unfortunately, unforeseen circumstances have forced the cancellation of Sunday's events.

Eddie Cochran Car Show & Music Festival Oct 1,2 & 3. Hosted by the Freeborn County Historical Museum in Albert Lea, MN. All proceeds benefit FCHM. Come out and enjoy the weekend.

https://www.facebook.com/EddieCochranWeekend

Schedule
October 1, 2021
3:00 PM Cruise-in Social
N Broadway, Albert Lea
7:30 PM WHITESIDEWALLS bring your lawn chairs. FREE event. Donations appreciated.

October 2, 2021
Registration — 8:30—11:00 AM
Showtime — 10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM
132 N Broadway, Albert Lea
$10 REGISTRATION FEE per vehicle
Donations appreciated.
FREE ADMISSION for attendees.
2:00 PM Awards Presentation
4:00 PM Cruise Around Fountain Lake

October 3, 2021

Unfortunately, unforeseen circumstances have forced the cancellation of Sunday's events.

Our annual salute to Eddie Cochran is coming up Oct 1 & 2. Shine your car one more time and enjoy the weekend! Hosted by...
09/08/2021
HOMETOWN, HOME STATE FINALLY PAY TRIBUTE TO EDDIE COCHRAN

Our annual salute to Eddie Cochran is coming up Oct 1 & 2. Shine your car one more time and enjoy the weekend! Hosted by the Freeborn County Historical Museum, Library & Village in Albert Lea, MN. All proceeds benefit FCHM. We thank everyone for their support!

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1991-06-13-9102220550-story.html

Weekend Schedule
October 1, 2021
3:00 PM Cruise-in Social
N Broadway, Albert Lea
7:30 PM WHITESIDEWALLS bring your lawn chairs. FREE event. Donations appreciated.

October 2, 2021
Registration — 8:30—11:00 AM
Showtime — 10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM
132 N Broadway, Albert Lea
$10 REGISTRATION FEE per vehicle
Donations appreciated.
FREE ADMISSION for attendees.
2:00 PM Awards Presentation
4:00 PM Cruise Around Fountain Lake

October 3, 2021

10:00 AM Rock ‘n Roll Church Service
Albert Lea United Methodist Church
Sloppy Joe Lunch immediately after service.

Maybe he had a vision that he was going to die young. Maybe he just knew that fame was fleeting in the world of rock `n` roll. For whatever reason, he always signed autographs the same way: ''Don`t forget me, Eddie Cochran.''

Proceeds from this event benefit the Freeborn County Historical Museum. Come on out and support the museum.  Food trucks...
09/05/2021

Proceeds from this event benefit the Freeborn County Historical Museum. Come on out and support the museum. Food trucks will be onsite Friday and Saturday.

NOTE: Unfortunately, unforeseen circumstances have forced the cancellation of Sunday's events.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Freeborn County Historical Museum. Come on out and support the museum. Food trucks will be onsite Friday and Saturday.

NOTE: Unfortunately, unforeseen circumstances have forced the cancellation of Sunday's events.

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1031 Bridge Ave
Albert Lea, MN
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The cars are beginning to roll in and the food trucks are here too!! Car show today and cruise at 4pm.
Eddie's shirt at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum
Eddie Cochran - Tell Me Why
June 7th 2019 me and wife Jacqui meeting Eddie's sister Pat in Albert Lea Minneasota...a great day !!
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merci pour les fan de eddie