Peggy Lee Day

Join Myron Sommerfeld Band with Miss Bonnie Lynn singing the tunes made
popular by Miss Peggy Lee plus other special guests followed by an ice cream &
coffee social. “Please bring a food item for the local food pantry”
One of the worlds greatest Pop, Jazz and Song writers was born Norma Egstrom
in Jamestown, North Dakota on May 26, 1920. She spent time in Nortonville,
Wimbledon and at the age of 16, was hired to sing at Valley City’s KOVC Radio.
She received her stage name “Peggy Lee” singing on Fargo’s WDAY Radio. At age 21, she was a member
of the Benny Goodman Orchestra. She became an international celebrity and a North Dakota treasure!
Peggy never forgot her North Dakota roots.
To experience her life and music, visit or contact the following:
Bismarck ND Capitol Rough Riders Award Gallery and State Heritage Center
Jamestown Tourism Center – Self Guided Tour, Where she was born and lived,
Stutsman County Museum and Jamestown University
Valley City Barnes County Historical Museum, Bridges Arts Council Mural of Peggy Lee at the
1936 KOVC location. A state tree planted in her honor at the City Park near a bandshell
where she performed. Pictures of her at today’s KOVC radio station and a large canvas
photo and biography at the VCSU Center for the Arts. VCSU Library and Barnes County
Public Library for books,
CD’s, DVD’s and a listening resource center.
Wimbledon Midland Railroad and The Peggy Lee Museum
The VCSU Alumni Foundation has set-up a Peggy Lee Music Scholarship
which stipulates a class be taught about her life and music.
The third Friday of June will be an annual Peggy Lee Day in Valley City
which is a free event and kickoff for Rally in the Valley.

Event Start Date: 06/16/2023 Event End Date: 06/16/2023

Time: 7:00pm

Contact Info

Myron Sommerfeld

Location Details

Location Name:
VCSU Center for the Arts

Location Address:
101 College ST SE
Valley City, ND58072

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