Winter Dance Party

  • November 16, 2024 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • The Barnhill Center - Hasskarl Auditorium

    111 West Main Street
    Brenham, Texas 77833
Ticket Price $90.54-$106.33 Buy Tickets

Winter Dance Party

The official tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper.


Featuring John Mueller, the critically acclaimed star of the touring London/Broadway hit musical “Buddy . . . The Buddy Holly Story.” 


Endorsed by the Holly, Valens and Richardson estates, this live concert re-creates the final tour of these early Rock ‘n Roll greats. The show is packed with two hours of high voltage entertainment featuring the biggest 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 is today’s most popular Buddy Holly artist, and he is joined by Linwood Sasser to fill the legendary footsteps of the Big Bopper. 


Ritchie Valens is portrayed by Ray Anthony, a renowned star of the "Legends of Rock and Roll" show at the Imperial Palace in Las Vegas. 


Grammy award winner, Mike Acosta on saxophone, is part of the very authentic and energetic four-piece band. 


The Winter Dance Party show was performed for over 2 million people on national TV for the Jerry Lewis Telethon. It has toured extensively throughout the United States and Canada at theatres, performing arts centers, ballrooms, corporate events and casinos – and even the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame.


Learn more on their website. 

Watch them perform, click here!


What people are saying . . .


"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 41 years ago."
-Springfield State Journal Register


"Winter Dance Party captures the Holly era…a dead-on re-creation of the '59 show."
-Kalamazoo Gazette


"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 


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

Date & Time

Sat, Nov 16, 2024 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Venue Details

The Barnhill Center - Hasskarl Auditorium

111 West Main Street
Brenham, Texas 77833 The Barnhill Center - Hasskarl Auditorium
The Barnhill Center
Built-in 1925, in the grand architectural style of Beaux-Arts Classical Revival, the Simon Theatre provided a splendid setting for many theatrical performances, film screenings and ballroom dances. The James Simon family commissioned Houston architect Alfred C. Finn, whose career included designing a number of prominent Houston buildings as well as the San Jacinto Monument, to design the theatre for the community of Brenham. Today, after a meticulous million-plus dollar renovation, the glamour and grand style lives on for future generations in the newly named Barnhill Center at Historic Simon Theatre.

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