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Show will pay tribute to the music of Buddy Holly

Published: Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 2:51 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 2:52 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON — Festival 56 will present “Oh Boy! A Buddy Holly Tribute” at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grace Performing Arts Center, 316 S. Main St. in Princeton.

The show is a ‘50s-era revue featuring songs from Buddy Holly and the Crickets, like the classics “That’ll be the Day,” “Oh Boy” and “Peggy Sue,” along with songs by Chuck Berry and many others. A special guest star in the show will be The Big Bopper.

“Oh Boy! A Buddy Holly Tribute” was conceived and developed by Steve Lasiter and Tristan Tapscott of the District Theatre in Rock Island. They also star in the show.

Individual tickets to “Oh Boy! A Buddy Holly Tribute,” are $18. If purchased with a ticket to “Johnny Cash: A Tribute to the Music,” set for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Grace, the price for the two shows is $30. Both shows are a benefit to support a new roof for the Grace Performing Arts Center.

The Grace is completely accessible and ample free parking is available nearby.

For tickets, visit www.festival56.com or call the Festival 56 Box Office at 815-879-5656, ext. 11. Fall box office hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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