JOHNNYS ROGER'S PRESENTS THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED: Tribute to Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, & The Big Bopper’s Last Concert at the Surf Ballroom.

The Surf Room at Summer Crush turns in to the Surf Ballroom February 2nd 1959 with this special Day the Music Died Tribute with the renowned Buddy Holly Tribute artist: Mr. Johnny Rogers!

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General Assigned Seating -

$27.00

SHOW INFO

Early advance general admission tickets are only $27.00 until December 26th 2019. $30.00 through January 23rd 2020. $34.00 through February 6th 2020. $39.00 at the gate, the day of. The earlier you purchase the more you save, as well as get the best seating! If you wish to sit in a group with others please be sure to buy the entire groups tickets at one time so we can be sure to have you together. If there are any special comments please be sure to make them when ordering your tickets. Like all our concerts, in order to seat everyone best, we reserved the assigning of seats based on the best available in the order in which they were purchased. Limited Preferred seating inside the great room at surfboard tables, but NOT in front of the stage, and first row of barrel tables behind VIP surfboard tables; $45.00. Limited VIP tickets will also be available and include up front reserved seats (best available at purchase time), table snacks, and a drink ticket. VIP tickets are very limited and usually sell out quickly. A single show VIP ticket is $59.50 and are on a first come first serve basis. Be sure to make any special requests (ie: Wheelchair, who you are wishing to be seated with, or any other specific needs) when purchasing your tickets online, as we cannot change the seating after the seats are assigned the day of or before the show. We will seat groups the best we can to accommodate, especially for large groups purchasing late. And remember, if you join our CRUSH CREW WINE CLUB you get over $250 worth of wine and much more for only $100, including 20% off any ticketed shows (at any level) or events, but you do need to call the tasting room to get your discount. All our concerts are rain or shine and if there is inclement weather the show may be delayed, but not canceled. If that is the case, there will be no refunds for delayed shows. Although it has never happened and we do not expect it to, a canceled show however would be refunded. For those who will be coming from out of town, our Host Hotel is the Holiday Inn Express West in Fort Pierce, conveniently located between I-95 and Florida Turnpike exits in Ft Pierce at 7151 Okeechobee Rd, Fort Pierce, FL 34945. It is only 8 minutes from the winery and as our Host Hotel partner they will be offering significant discounts to customers who mention Summer Crush Winery when making their reservations. Reservations can be made by calling 772 464 5000. If you have a fully contained RV, you can stay with us by joining Harvest Hosts (www.harvesthosts.com), a great program that allows you to stay free at wineries and farms all over the country. We will have limited spaces so reserve yours early. Summer Crush Winery is a certified Florida Farm Winery handcrafting award winning wines at 4200 Johnston Road in Fort Pierce Florida. Open Tuesday through Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday 11am-6pm and every Sunday music and food events are held from noon–5pm. 772 460 0500. www.summercrushwine.com info@summercrushwine.com

Limited Preferred Assigned Seating -

$45.00

SHOW INFO

Early advance general admission tickets are only $27.00 until December 26th 2019. $30.00 through January 23rd 2020. $34.00 through February 6th 2020. $39.00 at the gate, the day of. The earlier you purchase the more you save, as well as get the best seating! If you wish to sit in a group with others please be sure to buy the entire groups tickets at one time so we can be sure to have you together. If there are any special comments please be sure to make them when ordering your tickets. Like all our concerts, in order to seat everyone best, we reserved the assigning of seats based on the best available in the order in which they were purchased. Limited Preferred seating inside the great room at surfboard tables, but NOT in front of the stage, and first row of barrel tables behind VIP surfboard tables; $45.00. Limited VIP tickets will also be available and include up front reserved seats (best available at purchase time), table snacks, and a drink ticket. VIP tickets are very limited and usually sell out quickly. A single show VIP ticket is $59.50 and are on a first come first serve basis. Be sure to make any special requests (ie: Wheelchair, who you are wishing to be seated with, or any other specific needs) when purchasing your tickets online, as we cannot change the seating after the seats are assigned the day of or before the show. We will seat groups the best we can to accommodate, especially for large groups purchasing late. And remember, if you join our CRUSH CREW WINE CLUB you get over $250 worth of wine and much more for only $100, including 20% off any ticketed shows (at any level) or events, but you do need to call the tasting room to get your discount. All our concerts are rain or shine and if there is inclement weather the show may be delayed, but not canceled. If that is the case, there will be no refunds for delayed shows. Although it has never happened and we do not expect it to, a canceled show however would be refunded. For those who will be coming from out of town, our Host Hotel is the Holiday Inn Express West in Fort Pierce, conveniently located between I-95 and Florida Turnpike exits in Ft Pierce at 7151 Okeechobee Rd, Fort Pierce, FL 34945. It is only 8 minutes from the winery and as our Host Hotel partner they will be offering significant discounts to customers who mention Summer Crush Winery when making their reservations. Reservations can be made by calling 772 464 5000. If you have a fully contained RV, you can stay with us by joining Harvest Hosts (www.harvesthosts.com), a great program that allows you to stay free at wineries and farms all over the country. We will have limited spaces so reserve yours early. Summer Crush Winery is a certified Florida Farm Winery handcrafting award winning wines at 4200 Johnston Road in Fort Pierce Florida. Open Tuesday through Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday 11am-6pm and every Sunday music and food events are held from noon–5pm. 772 460 0500. www.summercrushwine.com info@summercrushwine.com

Limited VIP Assigned Seating -

$59.50

SHOW INFO

Early advance general admission tickets are only $27.00 until December 26th 2019. $30.00 through January 23rd 2020. $34.00 through February 6th 2020. $39.00 at the gate, the day of. The earlier you purchase the more you save, as well as get the best seating! If you wish to sit in a group with others please be sure to buy the entire groups tickets at one time so we can be sure to have you together. If there are any special comments please be sure to make them when ordering your tickets. Like all our concerts, in order to seat everyone best, we reserved the assigning of seats based on the best available in the order in which they were purchased. Limited Preferred seating inside the great room at surfboard tables, but NOT in front of the stage, and first row of barrel tables behind VIP surfboard tables; $45.00. Limited VIP tickets will also be available and include up front reserved seats (best available at purchase time), table snacks, and a drink ticket. VIP tickets are very limited and usually sell out quickly. A single show VIP ticket is $59.50 and are on a first come first serve basis. Be sure to make any special requests (ie: Wheelchair, who you are wishing to be seated with, or any other specific needs) when purchasing your tickets online, as we cannot change the seating after the seats are assigned the day of or before the show. We will seat groups the best we can to accommodate, especially for large groups purchasing late. And remember, if you join our CRUSH CREW WINE CLUB you get over $250 worth of wine and much more for only $100, including 20% off any ticketed shows (at any level) or events, but you do need to call the tasting room to get your discount. All our concerts are rain or shine and if there is inclement weather the show may be delayed, but not canceled. If that is the case, there will be no refunds for delayed shows. Although it has never happened and we do not expect it to, a canceled show however would be refunded. For those who will be coming from out of town, our Host Hotel is the Holiday Inn Express West in Fort Pierce, conveniently located between I-95 and Florida Turnpike exits in Ft Pierce at 7151 Okeechobee Rd, Fort Pierce, FL 34945. It is only 8 minutes from the winery and as our Host Hotel partner they will be offering significant discounts to customers who mention Summer Crush Winery when making their reservations. Reservations can be made by calling 772 464 5000. If you have a fully contained RV, you can stay with us by joining Harvest Hosts (www.harvesthosts.com), a great program that allows you to stay free at wineries and farms all over the country. We will have limited spaces so reserve yours early. Summer Crush Winery is a certified Florida Farm Winery handcrafting award winning wines at 4200 Johnston Road in Fort Pierce Florida. Open Tuesday through Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday 11am-6pm and every Sunday music and food events are held from noon–5pm. 772 460 0500. www.summercrushwine.com info@summercrushwine.com

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7

When : 5:30-8:30 pm

61 years ago, on February 2nd 1959, in Clear Lake Iowa, a routine concert a winter tour, that included some of the hottest rising stars of Rock N Roll, occurred at the famous Surf Ballroom. The stars included 17 year old Richie Valens, 28 year old JP “The Big Bopper” Richardson, 19 year old Dion DiMucci and 22 year old Buddy Holly. The infamous plane crash that followed the show took 3 of them from us way too early and changed the music world forever.  

On the 50th anniversary of that fateful night several original venues on that Winter Tour route wanted to recreate that fateful 1959 Winter Dance Tour. They called on the best there is for the job; Johnny Rogers - a true third cousin to Elvis Presley. In fact, Johnny is the only artist who had ever done this special remembrance show for the Surf Ballroom! He has also played to full houses where Buddy’s career took root like the Clovis Music Festival, and in Buddy’s home town of Lubbock Texas with Buddy’s brothers Travis and Larry and niece Sherry, as well as having preformed in concert with one time Cricket Tommy Allsup! We did say Johnny’s the best!

In appreciation of the 61st anniversary date of that final concert, Summer Crush contacted Mr Rogers to see if he might bring this renowned Surf Ballroom show to Florida for a befitting tribute on the Summer Crush Surf Room stage. Johnny replied with an exuberant “yes” right away, and is excited for the opportunity to bring this rare and historic performance to Ft Pierce! On stage, Johnny will be joined by 6 musicians and backup singers all the way from Chicago, to create an authentic reproduction of the famous show, including former Pointer Sisters drummer Doug Florence, former keyboardist for Jay & The Americans George Tuzzeo and the multi-talented Bill Frank on stand-up bass who has played with too many Oldies groups to list.

The tribute ends with the iconic hit penned by Don McLean, who as a 13 year old newspaper delivery boy, read about the tragedy as he cut open his delivery bundle the next morning on his route ... But February made me shiver, With every paper I’d deliver. Bad news on the doorstep. I couldn’t take one more step. I can’t remember if I cried, When I read about his widowed bride. Something touched me deep inside, the day the music died…..—Don McLean, “American Pie”.

See more about Johnny at www.the johnnyrogersshow.com

Gates open at 5:30pm with dinner available until 7:00pm featuring some of the areas most popular food trucks. Food is not included in the ticket price. Opening music by Paul Skyland. 

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