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11/21/2013 10:03:00 AM
Buddy Holly tribute show is January 18

The Cannon Falls High School Auditorium will be filled with the sounds of 50s rock n' roll music on Saturday, January 18, 2014.

With a reputation of bringing in world renowned talent to Cannon Falls, Shepherd's Center is once again excited about their upcoming fund raising concert. "John Mueller's tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper has been playing to sellout crowds across the entire country," said Shepherd's Center director Rod Johnson. "This show definitely captures the Holly era... a dead on re-creation of the 1959 show."

"The Day the Music Died" will take you back to the concert held in Clear Lake, IA on February 3, 1959. Starring John Mueller as Buddy Holly, Ray Anthony as Ritchie Valens and Linwood Sasser as the Big Bopper, this concert will very likely be a sell-out. The show will get underway at 7 p.m. on Saturday, January 18 with doors opening at 6 p.m.

Major sponsors helping make this show possible include Freeberg Insurance, First Farmers & Merchants Bank, The Cannon Falls Lions Club, Nelson Insurance Agency, Merchants Bank, along with Vasa Spring Garden Mutual Insurance. This is Shepherd Center's major fundraising event of the year.

Kenneth Bostick, who attended this show recently in another state, said "This is the best concert I have been to in years.  It was like I was back in high school. I was transported back in time 50 years to Clear Lake, Iowa."

Tickets are currently available and would make great gifts for the holidays. Tickets are $30 each and are being sold at Shepherd's Center, Scofield Drug, from board members and online at www.shepherdscenter.eventbrite.com. All proceeds will go to Shepherd's Center of the Cannon Valley, a non-profit organization promoting lifelong community involvement for senior adults.

For more information on the show, feel free to contact Shepherd's Center at 507-263-2136 or check out www.winterdanceparty.com for a video sample of the music that will be played the night of the concert.

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