Contest! Win 2 tickets to Johnnys Roger’s Presents the Day the Music Died

 Contest! Win 2 tickets to Johnnys Roger’s Presents the Day the Music Died

A Tribute to Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, & The Big Bopper’s Last Concert at the Surf Ballroom.

The Surf Room at Summer Crush turns in to the Surf Ballroom February 2nd 1959 with this special Day the Music Died Tribute with the renowned Buddy Holly Tribute artist: Mr. Johnny Rogers!


When : 5:30-8:30 pm

61 years ago, on February 2nd 1959, in Clear Lake Iowa, a routine concert a winter tour, that included some of the hottest rising stars of Rock N Roll, occurred at the famous Surf Ballroom. The stars included 17 year old Richie Valens, 28 year old JP “The Big Bopper” Richardson, 19 year old Dion DiMucci and 22 year old Buddy Holly. The infamous plane crash that followed the show took 3 of them from us way too early and changed the music world forever.

On the 50th anniversary of that fateful night several original venues on that Winter Tour route wanted to recreate that fateful 1959 Winter Dance Tour. They called on the best there is for the job; Johnny Rogers – a true third cousin to Elvis Presley. In fact, Johnny is the only artist who had ever done this special remembrance show for the Surf Ballroom! He has also played to full houses where Buddy’s career took root like the Clovis Music Festival, and in Buddy’s home town of Lubbock Texas with Buddy’s brothers Travis and Larry and niece Sherry, as well as having performed in concert with one time Cricket Tommy Allsup! We did say Johnny’s the best!

In appreciation of the 61st anniversary date of that final concert, Summer Crush contacted Mr Rogers to see if he might bring this renowned Surf Ballroom show to Florida for a befitting tribute on the Summer Crush Surf Room stage. Johnny replied with an exuberant “yes” right away, and is excited for the opportunity to bring this rare and historic performance to Ft Pierce! On stage, Johnny will be joined by 6 musicians and backup singers all the way from Chicago, to create an authentic reproduction of the famous show, including former Pointer Sisters drummer Doug Florence, former keyboardist for Jay & The Americans George Tuzzeo and the multi-talented Bill Frank on stand-up bass who has played with too many Oldies groups to list.

The tribute ends with the iconic hit penned by Don McLean, who as a 13 year old newspaper delivery boy, read about the tragedy as he cut open his delivery bundle the next morning on his route … But February made me shiver, With every paper I’d deliver. Bad news on the doorstep. I couldn’t take one more step. I can’t remember if I cried, When I read about his widowed bride. Something touched me deep inside, the day the music died…..—Don McLean, “American Pie”.

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Summer Crush Winery

4200 Johnston Rd

Fort Pierce, FL 34951

Thanks so much to the fabulous  Summer Crush Winery for the tickets for our readers! is 

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