Buddy Holly Winter Dance Party

Date: November 16, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: William Kelley School Auditorium

Event Description

Joe Covert and his tribute band will take you back in time and perform the music of Buddy Holly’s Winter Dance Party. Dancing in the pit is highly encouraged! Buddy Holly’s performance in Clear Lake, February 3, 1959, at the Surf Ballroom was electric and the music brought a joy that would remain forever in the hearts and minds of all who attended. It was a night that burned bright with some of rock and roll’s greatest songs and its brightest stars…but ended with the unthinkable. Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson and the pilot Roger Peterson, were killed when their plane crashed shortly after taking off from the nearby Mason City Municipal Airport. That day was forever immortalized as ‘The Day The Music Died’ by Don McLean in his 1972 anthem American Pie. For many people, that tour and subsequent crash symbolized the end of a period in both rock and roll and American history. The innocence, it seems, was forever lost.

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Buddy Holly Winter Dance Party