Tryon Fine Arts Center brings back ‘Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience’

Published 5:56 pm Friday, September 21, 2012

On Thursday, Oct. 11, rock and roll returns as Tryon Fine Arts Center brings back “Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience,” performed by Billy McGuigan. “Rave On!”

Billy McGuigan returns as Buddy Holly, opening the 2012-13 Main Stage Season at Tryon Fine Arts Center. Call 828-859-8322 or visit for tickets or more information. (photo submitted by Marianne Carruth)

features America’s premier Buddy Holly interpreter, Billy McGuigan, whom many describe as a dead ringer for the legendary rocker. McGuigan is backed by the Rave On Band.
McGuigan has received national attention and critical acclaim for his portrayals of the legendary Buddy Holly. His many performances have broken box office and attendance records in six theaters across the country, catching the attention of the writers and producers who chose Billy as their “Preferred Buddy Holly” in the United States. McGuigan took that success and developed this new tribute, “Rave On!”
In “Rave On!,” audiences will experience all the thrills of a Buddy Holly concert reimagined, including such hits as “Peggy Sue,” “Raining in My Heart,” and of course, “Rave On.” McGuigan as Buddy celebrates the birth of an era, paying homage to fellow rockers Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. The Omaha World Herald describes “Rave On!” as “A must see for any rock and roll fan.”
Tryon Fine Arts Center’s 2012-13 season is sponsored by Millard and Company. The event sponsor for “Rave On!” is 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. – 4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information, go to
Tryon Fine Arts Center, located on Melrose Avenue in the town of Tryon, has been a center for participation in the visual and performing arts for more than 43 years, attracting a diverse range of audiences.
– article submitted by Marianne Carruth

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