Happy New Year! After an incredibly busy December we are ready for the new year and all the excitement it brings. 2009 will be the 10th anniversary of our Winter Dance Party show and of course the 50th of the original. To think 10 years ago we embarked on a journey that took us to the original ballrooms on the original dates and exact routing, culminating at the Surf Ballroom on Feb 2, 1999 is quite a memory. To think 10 years later our wonderful fans have made us the number one tribute show to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper is quite amazing. Every year has greeted us with more bookings than before, more sold out shows and this coming January, February and March is no exception. In short, we thank our fans for the greatest support team anywhere. We're very proud that our fans have spread the word so well about our show that one venue we sold out recently said, "I didn't even have to advertise." Thank YOU! We look forward to this special 50th anniversary and have quite a few fun things in store including special guests, new Ritchie and Bopper verses to "Hey, Buddy," and a video highlight reel of our past 10 years.
Our Official Winter Dance Party 50th Anniversary tour will for the first time ever bring the Valens family to the Riverside Ballroom in Green Bay, Wisconsin. On sheer excitement and crowd volume level alone the Riverside Ballroom has exceeded all other venues and we felt it was high time for the Valens family to see and experience first hand what Ritchie surely must have. Since it's the 50th anniversary it only makes it that much more special and will be a highly charged and emotional show for sure. I wouldn't wait for tickets for this one as it always sells out quickly. In addition to the Riverside on January 23rd we'll also be at these original 1959 ballrooms listed right.
There are too many new bookings to mention all here but include a NYE show at the Algonquin Arts Center in Manasquan, NJ, Jan 18th at Sheffer Music Hall in Jackson, MI, Feb 8th at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield, IL, Feb 13th at Diamond Jo's Casino in Dubuque, IA and Feb 14th at Diamond Jo's Casino in Northwood, IA and last but not least March 6th thru 8th at the Trump Plaza Casino in Atlantic City!
Please visit www.winterdanceparty.com for complete schedule and show details.
The Farmer's Almanac predicts a mean ol' winter this year and so far they're right! Drive safely kids and bring your mittens.

Madrigrano Marina Shores
(Formerly Eagles Club)
Original 1959 Winter Dance Party Ballroom
302 58th Street, Kenosha, WI
Tickets available locally at:
Super Valu, 3401 80th Street, Kenosha

The Surf Ballroom
Original 1959 Winter Dance Party Ballroom
460 No. Shore Dr., Clear Lake, IA

The Laramar Ballroom
Original 1959 Winter Dance Party Ballroom
710 1st Ave. North, Ft. Dodge, IA
Tickets available locally at:
Hy-Vee, 115 South 29th St, Ft. Dodge