Billy McGuigan returns as Buddy Holly, opening the 2012-2013 Main Stage Season at Tryon Fine Arts Center. Call 828-859-8322 or visit for more information. (photo submitted by Marianne Carruth)

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Buddy Holly Experience at Tryon Fine Arts Center Oct. 11

Published 6:23pm Tuesday, October 2, 2012

On Thursday,  Oct. 11 at 8 p.m., Billy McGuigan returns to Tryon Fine Arts Center with the Rave On! Band in a rock and roll celebration, Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience.
This tribute to legendary rocker Buddy Holly is showcase of musical prowess, charisma and acting talent of musician Billy McGuigan as he brings Buddy Holly ‘s spirit to life and recreates the music of the rock and roll icon. Using the formal dress and thick-framed glasses associated with Holly, McGuigan has captured Holly’s essence.
“I always feel like it is such a hallowed ground,” McGuigan says, “I’ve seen it done wrong so many times, I just sort of made it my mission to do it right.”
McGuigan has performed Rave On! in more than 1,500 performances from coast to coast for kids and adults, backed by the Rave On! Band. McGuigan said he enjoys “having a show full of kids and people in their 80s, and being able to touch them with his music….”
Rave On! is the opener for Tryon Fine Arts Center’s 2012-2013 season, sponsored by Millard and Company. The event sponsor for Rave On!  is the St. Luke’s Physician Network. Tickets can be purchased by calling 828-859-8322 or at the box office, Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, visit
Tryon Fine Arts Center is located on Melrose Avenue in Tryon.
– article submitted
by Marianne Carruth

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