Winter Dance Party

John Mueller's

Winter Dance Party

Sunday, Dec 9th

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm


Fox Club Members receive 30% off when you purchase tickets to all three Fox promoted 2018 holiday shows: Merry-Achi Christmas, Winter Dance Party, and A Traditional Christmas Celebration.

Non-members are invited to join the Fox Club for as little as $50. Non-members receive 20%, with the same arrangement. This offer is not available online. Please call or visit the Fox box office to take advantage: 300 W. Main St. in Visalia 559.625.1369. Tickets make great gifts!

Winter Dance Party
Winter Dance Party
The official tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper “Winter Dance Party” is the official live and authentic re-creation of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper's final tour. It is the ONLY show endorsed by the Holly, Richardson, and Valens estate. 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 London/Broadway hit musical "Buddy..the Buddy Holly Story," performs as Buddy Holly, and Linwood Sasser fills the legendary role of the Big Bopper. Ray Anthony performs as Ritchie Valens, and is a renowned star of the "Legends of Rock and Roll" show at the Imperial Palace in Las Vegas. The very authentic and energetic four piece band (guitar, drums, stand up bass and sax) includes Grammy award-winning Mike Acosta on saxophone.

Winter Dance Party has been performed in front of over 2 million people on national TV for the Jerry Lewis Telethon, and has toured extensively throughout the United States, including a show at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside John Mellencamp, Marshall Crenshaw, and others. Canada and England have also been witness to this extraordinarily fun show.

Highlights over the years have included receiving the keys to the city of Green Bay, WI from the Mayor, playing in the legendary Surf Ballroom on the anniversary of the day Buddy, Ritchie, and The Big Bopper did 40 years prior, and performing on stage with Maria Elena Holly (Buddy's widow).

"Flawless….rings as clear and true as a chord from a Fender Stratocaster."
-The Chicago Tribune

"One of the best concerts I've ever seen."
-Larry Holly (Buddy's brother)

"John Mueller(as Buddy Holly) gives a stunning portrayal. Highly recommended."
-Chicago Sun Times
Venue Information:
Visalia Fox Theatre
300 Main Street
Visalia, CA, 93291