“I Remember Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison” Tribute Concert - 2011

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

The Shadows Band presented a tribute concert and dance to honor Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, and other musical legends of the 1950s and 1960s. The concert was held in a traditional lakeside pavilion which has a rich history of hosting dances during that era.

"I Remember Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison" musical stage presentation takes you back 52 years to the final performance of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper at the Surf Ballroom at Clear Lake, Iowa, Feb. 3, 1959! There are also tributes to Roy Orbison and Bobby Vee; who were heavily Influenced by Buddy Holly.

Project Details
  • Event Dates, Locations and Attendance at each individual event: 

    June 18, 2011; Barrett Lakeside Pavilion

  • Partner Organization(s): Thorson Memorial Library, Elbow Lake
  • Partner Organization(s) Contribution/Role in the Program: promoted the event as did Viking Library System
  • Program Outputs: 150 participants at 1 event
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Measurable Outcomes may be collected by survey, anecdotal responses, pre-test/post-test, observations; Describe proposed end user change in Behavior, Attitude, Skills, Knowledge, Condition and/or Status.To provide the opportunity for participants to enjoy music they are familiar with and a place to dance to the music.  Pure entertainment and enjoyment.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Attendees filled out surveys indicating that they were transported back to their high school days and felt like teenagers again.    

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