February 2, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00pm
The Day the Music Died: 60 Years Later (Ages 13+)
Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: 2:00 - 4:00pm
Location: Queen's Square (see map)
On February 2nd, 1959, rock ‘n’ roll pioneers Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper, along with other big musical names of the day, performed a show in Clear Lake, Iowa as part of their Winter Dance Party tour. After the show, the three performers boarded a small plane to travel to their next tour destination, but shortly after midnight on February 3rd, the plane went down in a cornfield, and the three performers, tragically, were killed. That (accident) went on to be known as ‘The Day the Music Died’, and changed the course of musical history.
Join us on February 2nd, 60 years after that fateful last show, as we commemorate The Day the Music Died. Watch and learn some 50s dance steps, then join us for a lecture on music history, Buddy Holly, and the birth of rock ‘n’ roll.