John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party set for Sunday at Corn PalaceTickets are $25 for a table, or $20 for a seat in the raised section, available at the Corn Palace box office at 995-8430.
By: Staff reports, The Daily Republic
What better way to warm up a cold winter night than with some dancing?
John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party will hit the Corn Palace at 6 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets are $25 for a table, or $20 for a seat in the raised section, available at the Corn Palace box office at 995-8430.
According to the event’s website, “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.”
The live concert features two hours of “high voltage” performances of hit 1950s songs like “That’ll Be The Day,” “Peggy Sue,” and “La Bamba.”
According to the site, the show began in 1999 in honor of the 40th anniversary of the original Winter Dance Party tour and has performed all around the United States since.
Holly, Valens and “The Big Bopper” died in an airplane crash on Feb. 3, 1959, just one month into the tour.
Mueller, who also performed at the Corn Palace as Carl Perkins in the Oct. 6 “A Night to Remember” tribute concert to Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley, will change hats to perform Sunday as Buddy Holly.
He has also starred in the U.S. touring version of the London/Broadway musical, “Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story.”
Jay P. Richardson Jr. will play his father, The Big Bopper, and Ray Anthony will perform as Ritchie Valens.
The show will also feature a fourpiece band, including Grammywinner Mike Acosta on saxophone, and others.