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“The Night the Music Died”
57th Anniversary Tribute Concert
Saturday, February 20, 2016, 7:30 PM
Festival Concert Hall, NDSU, Fargo, ND

On a snowy night in Iowa on Feb 3, 1959, three music stars died in a plane crash that changed Rock n Roll music history! Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and J. P. Richardson, known professionally as The Big Bopper, were killed when their chartered aircraft crashed north of Mason City, Iowa.

They had just appeared at the Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake, Iowa and were en route to Moorhead, MN to appear at the Moorhead Armory. The remaining members of the show, including 21 year old Waylon Jennings, took the tour bus and arrived safely in Moorhead.

When they decided to “go on with the show” that night, they called for local bands to fill in. One of those groups was “Bobby Vee and the Shadows”…with 15 yr old Bobby Vee.  The group went on to sell 13 million records, with 4 top 10 hits in 1961 alone.

Two founding members of the Shadows, Bob Korum and Dick Dunkirk, are back to play tribute to Bobby Vee and the Shadows. Other tributes besides Buddy, Richie and the Bopper include The Beatles, Frankie Valli and Karen Carpenter…all backed up by a violin ensemble.

The Fargo show sold out last year…

“The Night the Music Died” 57th Anniversary Show
Saturday, February 20, 2016, 7:30PM Festival Concert Hall, NDSU, Fargo

Call the box office 701-231-7969 or go online to

$24 advance reserve seats , $28 day of show