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Buddy Holly tribute is January 18

Shepherd's Center of the Cannon Valley is all set for their largest fundraising event. "The Day the Music Died" 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 performance includes over two hours of unbridled, high voltage entertainment featuring all the hit songs of the 50s era.

The show will take place at the Cannon Falls High School Auditorium on Saturday, January 18 at 7 p.m., with the doors opening at six. Tickets are $30 each with all proceeds going to Shepherd's Center. "At this time we still have tickets available," said director Rod Johnson, "however, it's looking like this could be a sell-out, so we urge you to purchase your tickets soon." Tickets are general admission and all seats in the auditorium are very good.

This show has been selling out venues across the country, and will take you back to the concert held in Clear Lake, Iowa on February 3, 1959. The show stars John Mueller as Buddy Holly, Ray Anthony as Ritchie Valens and Linwood Sasser as the Big Bopper.

Johnson pointed out, that bringing in talent like this would not be possible without the help of the community and surrounding area. Major sponsors helping make this show possible include Freeberg Insurance, First Farmers & Merchants Bank, The Cannon Falls Lions Club, Nelson Insurance Agency, Merchants Bank, Vasa Spring Garden Mutual Insurance and Thrivent Financial.

Tickets are available to purchase at Scofield Drug and Gift and at Shepherd's Center in Cannon Falls. Tickets can also be purchased online by going to www.shepherdscenter.eventbrite.com. For more information, feel free to call Shepherd's Center at 507-263-2136.

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