The Night the Music Died

The Night the Music Died

Photo courtesy of Texas Family Musicals


Past Event
$25 to $50

Location Info:

Moody Gardens
1 Hope Blvd., Galveston Island
Galveston, TX  77550
On February 2, 1959, after the 11th stop on their Winter Dance Party Tour, three of rock and roll’s originators — Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson — died in a plane crash a little more than an hour after they played their last song and 329 adoring fans filed out of the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. Texas Family Musicals re-creates that final, bittersweet concert in The Night the Music Died, and Executive Producer Mike Skiles says to expect a theatrical production, not an impersonation act, that “literally throws [audiences] into a sea of nostalgia.” “For two hours, you have no problems, just like you did when you were 16,” adds Skiles. “Enjoy it.”

2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday. Also 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. June 17-18 and June 30-July 2. Moody Gardens, One Hope Boulevard, Galveston. For information, call 855-667-1221 or visit $25 to $50.


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