John Mueller's 50's Dance Party

John Mueller's​ 50's Dance Party authentically recreates the last tour of music legends Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper with over two hours of hit songs, including "That'll Be The Day," "Peggy Sue," and "La Bamba." Starring the critically acclaimed former star of the hit musical Buddy...the Buddy Holly Story, John Mueller's​ 50's Dance Party is the only show endorsed by the Holly, Valens, and Richardson estates, making it the most authentic way to experience the sounds of early rock n' roll.

John Mueller stars as Buddy Holly, whose role in Buddy...the Buddy Holly Story brought him immediate fame for his uncanny ability to recreate the style and sound of the former musician. As Buddy's wife herself stated, "John is the only one who does it exactly like Buddy did. He’s a great musician in his own right." Performing with Mueller in John Mueller's​ 50's Dance Party is Ray Anthony as rock and roll pioneer Ritchie Valens. Renowned for his performance in "Legends of Rock and Roll" at the Imperial Palace in Las Vegas, Ray Anthony brings an incredible power to his portrayal of Valens, as he takes on such legendary songs as "La Bamba." Finally, Linwood Sasser performs in the role of the Big Bopper, best known for the hit "Chantilly Lace." Accompanying the three vocalists is a four-piece band, which includes the Grammy Award winning saxophonist Mike Acosta.

The most authentic Holly, Valens, and Big Bopper performance, John Mueller's​ 50's Dance Party has performed with the Detroit Symphony, Columbus Ohio Symphony, and the Philly Pops Orchestra. They have performed in front of over 2 million people for the Jerry Lewis telethon, and performed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with John Mellencamp. Known as a "dead on re-creation of the 1959 show," John Mueller's​ 50's Dance Party has delighted audiences across the country with their vocal talent and infectious energy.
"Flawless….rings as clear and true as a chord from a Fender Stratocaster." -The Chicago Tribune

"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

"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