Bakersfield Community Concert Association

2018-2019 Concert Season

Not Fade Away- The Ultimate Buddy Holly Experience - Sunday, November 18, 2018 2:30 p.m.
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Not Fade Away-the Ultimate Buddy Holly Experience features the music of Buddy Holly. An authentic energetic tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper and their infamous Winter Dance Party. Not Fade Away creates a new show that keeps the music alive, while remembering the importance and impact it had in history. A tribute to the pioneers of Rock 'n' Roll. Join the Bakersfield Community Concert Association as we celebrate our 56th Anniversary Season. Single concert tickets are $35. Adult BCCA season memberships (4 concerts) are $75.

THE SHOW YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS…This is not your typical tribute show. Six talented young artists bring us back to the days of swoonin’, boppin’ and rockin’! With fresh new takes on classic hit songs including That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Everyday, Summertime Blues, Oh Donna, La Bamba, Chantilly Lace, Beggar to a King, and Twist and Shout, audiences won’t be able to resist getting up on their feet and dancing the night away!

When you look out over the landscape of tribute bands, many of them are dedicated to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper and their infamous "Winter Dance Party". So, you might wonder, what is so different about Not Fade Away? Not Fade Away-the Ultimate Buddy Holly Experience was created out of survival - but not the survival of the players in the band. Not Fade Away-the Ultimate Buddy Holly Experience was created out of the survival of this incredible, legendary and important music created well over 50 years ago.

Having also been a part of many standard tribute shows, Not Fade Away-the Ultimate Buddy Holly Experience wants to create a new show that will keep this music relevant, give it edge, bring it into today's music scene, while not forgetting the importance of the music's place in history and the impact it had on the world. They're not just looking to dwell on "The Day the Music Died". These greats were more than their last night on Earth; they were the pioneers of Rock 'n' Roll. They gifted an energetic new kind of music, changing the landscape for an entire generation of music listeners and music makers alike. Not Fade Away-the Ultimate Buddy Holly Experience hopes to revamp and re-gift those songs to a new generation so that they may last another 50 years.

Some Reviews:

“With his short, curly hair and thick framed glasses, Mancuso captures not only the look and sound of Buddy Holly but also the spirit of the young rock ‘n roller ... for all sense and purposes, Jared Mancuso is Buddy Holly!” -David Appleford (American Theatre Critics Association) from AZ

“The absolutely sensational Mancuso has been spending the past couple years as Buddy, either in regional revivals of the musical that bears his name or in his own self-penned tribute show Buddy’s Back!, and this immersion into Buddy’s life and music shows. Not only is the triple-threat pretty darned sexy even in Buddy’s extra-heavy-rimmed horn rims, he totally convinces us that he is indeed the legendary singer-musician-songwriter, capturing every iota of Buddy’s infectious charm, good nature, and enthusiasm. Mancuso sounds just like Buddy, accompanies himself to perfection on the guitar, and following in the real-life Buddy’s footsteps, holds the audience in the palm of his hand.” -Steven Stanley (Stage Scene LA)

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Welcome to Harvey Auditorium   Not Fade Away-the Ultimate Buddy Holly Experience for a delightful Sunday afternoon of rock and roll.


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