WILKESBORO — The Walker Center, on the campus of Wilkes Community College, will present “Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story,” called the world’s most successful rock ‘n’ roll musical, on Thursday at 8 p.m. This performance is sponsored by Wells Fargo.
The show opened in London’s West End in 1989 where it went on to play over 5,700 performances in 16 years. Since then it has been seen by over 22 million people in over 20,000 performances worldwide, picking up numerous awards along the way.
Forget feel good; “Buddy” is feel great! Experience the drama, passion and excitement as a cast of phenomenally-talented actors and musicians tell Buddy Holly’s story, from his meteoric rise to fame to his final legendary performance at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. Buddy Holly was a rising star when a tragic plane crash struck him down in 1959 at age 22.
Holly produced some of the most distinctive and influential works in rock music history with some of the greatest songs ever written, including “Peggy Sue,” “That’ll Be The Day,” “Johnny B. Goode,” “Not Fade Away,” “Oh Boy,” Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba,” “Chantilly Lace” and “Shout.” Hear them all at the Walker Center.
A limited number of tickets are available for this performance. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact the Walker Center Box Office at 336-838-6260 or [email protected] Visit the Walker Center online at www.walkercenteronline.org or on Facebook.
The John A. Walker Community Center is dedicated to being this region’s primary venue for cultural experience and to serving as the preferred gathering place for meetings, receptions, conventions, banquets and parties for our community.
The Walker Center and Wilkes Community College are 100% Tobacco Free.
Wilkes Community College, a member of the North Carolina Community College System, is a public, two-year, open-door institution serving the people of Wilkes, Ashe and Alleghany counties and beyond. Established in 1965, WCC continues to build on a strong history of meeting the educational needs and cultural interests of our students, community and workforce. WCC prepares learners for success in a dynamic world.