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. Each live concert performance includes over two hours of unbridled, high voltage entertainment featuring all the hit songs of the 50's era: That'll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Oh, Boy, Rave on, La Bamba, Chantilly Lace, and many, many more.
John Mueller, the critically acclaimed former star of the U.S. touring version of the London/Broadway hit musical "Buddy..the Buddy Holly Story," performs as Buddy Holly with Linwood Sasser as the Big Bopper and Ray Anthony as Ritchie Valens. The very authentic and energetic four-piece band (guitar, drums, stand-up bass and sax) includes Grammy award winning Mike Acostaon saxophone.
The Winter Dance Party show has performed in front of over 2 million people on national TV for the Jerry Lewis Telethon, has toured extensively throughout the United States and Canada at theaters, performing arts centers, ballrooms, corporate events, casinos and even for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with John Mellencamp, Marshall Crenshaw and others.
"An air tight band with energy-packed execution of a long string of classics. Rather
than museum pieces or mere fodder for oldies radio, these songs had all the vitality
and punch that they carried 50 years ago." -Springfield State Journal Register
"Winter Dance Party captures Holly era…a dead-on re-creation of the '59 show." -Kalamazoo Gazette
"John Mueller(as Buddy Holly) gives a stunning portrayal. Highly recommended." -Chicago Sun Times