X
Book Online
Book Online

Winter Dance Party Tour Anniversary - Buddy Holly, Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens

  • Presented By
    Concerts on the Creek
  • Location
    Spring Creek Church
    4500 Spring Creek Rd.
    Rockford, IL 61114
  • Phone
    (815) 979-1949
  • Date
    February 3, 2023
  • Time
    Friday 3-5 p.m.
  • Price
    Free admission; free-will donation during concert
  • Visit Website // E-mail
Overview
Additional Information

Concerts on the Creek presents a special concert commemorating Feb. 2, 1959 — “the day the music died.” Buddy Holly, Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens were traveling to Morehead, MN as part of their “Dance Party Tour” when their small, chartered airplane crashed, and they lost their lives.

On Friday, Feb. 2, 2023, Ron Holm and John Bishoff will create a 'fantasy concert' featuring some of the songs that Buddy, Bopper, and Ritchie would have performed at the Moorhead, MN Armory if their plane had not crashed. Also included are songs by surviving tour mates Dion DiMucci and Waylon Jennings.

The concert will include an interesting history of the tour promoters and organizers.

Subarea:Rockford Northeast

Winter Dance Party Tour Anniversary - Buddy Holly, Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens