Winter dance party
Jan. 7, 2022 - 7:00pm
John Mueller’s “Winter Dance Party”® is the official live and authentic re-creation of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper’s final tour and the only show endorsed by the Holly, Valens and Richardson estates. Each live concert performance includes over two hours of unbridled, high voltage entertainment featuring all the hit songs of the 50’s era: That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Oh, Boy, Rave on, La Bamba, Chantilly Lace, and many, many more.
John Mueller, the critically acclaimed former star of the U.S. touring version of the London/Broadway hit musical “Buddy..the Buddy Holly Story,” performs as Buddy Holly with Linwood Sasser as the Big Bopper and Ray Anthony as Ritchie Valens. The very authentic and energetic four piece band (guitar, drums, stand up bass and sax) includes Grammy award winning Mike Acosta on saxophone.
"The Day The Music Died"
In January of 1959, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, “The Big Bopper”, Dion and the Belmonts, Frankie Sardo, Waylon Jennings, Tommy Allsup, and Carl Bunch set out on a tour across the Midwest by bus. They struggled through the hard winter doing shows daily. On February second, Buddy Holly decided to rent a plane for the next venue. He flew with Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. Shortly after taking off, all three performers were killed in a plane crash. Don McLean says this was “The Day The Music Died” in his 1972 hit song “American Pie”.