Category: <span>History</span>

Dance Party Reunion: A Salute to Buddy Holly and Friends

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Sunday, March 6, 2022
3:00 p.m.
Adults $25, Senior (62+) $20, Students $15

DANCE PARTY REUNION is a ‘re-staging’ of Buddy Holly’s 1959 WINTER DANCE PARTY, featuring music of Buddy’s co-stars, Ritchie Valens (“La Bamba”, performed by Allen Malicsi); Dion & the Belmonts (with Brian Pekol, singing “Teenager in Love”), The Big Bopper (“Chantilly Lace”, featuring Zach Spicer) and Frankie Sardo (“Fake Out”, featuring a local singer!).

A STELLAR TRIBUTE to the music of American rock and roll icon Buddy Holly , featuring original cast members (Nicholas Freeman, Blake Foster and Zach Spicer) from History Theatre’s IVEY-award-winning production of Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story. Endorsed by Sonny Curtis and Jerry Allison of The Crickets! Hosted by Mr. Charles Fraser! Music direction by Gary Rue, produced by Gary Rue.

The Okee Dokee Brothers

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Saturday, May 14, 2022
4:00 p.m.
General Admission - $20
Kids 2 and under – Lap pass available but free ticket is required.

These tickets will go on sale early in 2022.

If you purchased tickets for the 2020 performance, they will be valid for this new date. Your replacement tickets will be mailed to you. We have already sold enough tickets to this show for 50% capacity seating. If we are able to open up the Chautauqua Center to full capacity we will then sell the remaining tickets.

The five-time Parent’s choice Award winners perform family music with a goal to inspire children and their parents to get outside and get creative. Their captivating songs while canoeing down the Mississippi River, hiking the Appalachian Trail, riding horses in the Rocky Mountains, and having fun in the snow, motivate kids to gain a greater respect for the natural world, their communities and themselves.

Joe and Justin record and perform family music with a goal to inspire children and their parents to step outside and get creative. They believe this can motivate kids to gain a greater respect for the natural world, their communities and themselves. Click the image to download their Pre-Concert Study Guide.

2020-2021 Season

We regret to announce that the Wildwood Artist Series has decided to cancel its 2020-2021 series.

We hope to present two events in the spring of 2021 – Dance Party Reunion: A Salute to Buddy Holly and Friends on March 21st, and The Okee Dokee Brothers on May 15th. Tickets to these events may be purchased by going to our website ( www.wildwoodartistseries.com) beginning January 1st, 2021. We will give you further updates for these concerts in mid to late December. The Wildwood Artist Series 30th Anniversary season will be held in 2021-2022 and we look forward to your continued support and attendance.

Dance Party Reunion: A Salute to Buddy Holly and Friends

Sunday, March 21, 2021
3:00 p.m.
General Admission: Adults $30, Senior (62+) $25, Students $15

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DANCE PARTY REUNION is a ‘re-staging’ of Buddy Holly’s 1959 WINTER DANCE PARTY, featuring music of Buddy’s co-stars, Ritchie Valens (“La Bamba”, performed by Allen Malicsi); Dion & the Belmonts (with Brian Pekol, singing “Teenager in Love”), The Big Bopper (“Chantilly Lace”, featuring Zach Spicer) and Frankie Sardo (“Fake Out”, featuring a local singer!).

A STELLAR TRIBUTE to the music of American rock and roll icon Buddy Holly , featuring original cast members (Nicholas Freeman, Blake Foster and Zach Spicer) from History Theatre’s IVEY-award-winning production of Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story. Endorsed by Sonny Curtis and Jerry Allison of The Crickets! Hosted by Mr. Charles Fraser! Music direction by Gary Rue, produced by Gary Rue.

The Okee Dokee Brothers

The Okee Dokee Brothers, May 9, 2020Saturday, May 15, 2021
4:00 p.m.
General Admission – $20
Kids 2 and under – Lap pass available but free ticket is required.
Tickets are transferable but are non-refundable

If you purchased tickets for the 2020 performance, they will be valid for this new date. We will not be offering refunds as many expenses have been incurred and paid for.  We thank you for your understanding and ongoing support of the Wildwood Artist Series and look forward to seeing you at the Okee Dokee Brothers concert in 2021.

YouTube The five-time Parents’ Choice Award winners perform family music with a goal to inspire children and their parents to get outside and get creative. Their captivating songs, composed while canoeing down the Mississippi, hiking the Appalachian Trail, riding horses in the Rocky Mountains, and having fun in the snow motivate kids to gain a greater respect for the natural world, their communities and themselves.

Joe and Justin record and perform family music with a goal to inspire children and their parents to step outside and get creative.  They believe this can motivate kids to gain a greater respect for the natural world, their communities and themselves. Click the image to download their Pre-Concert Study Guide.

SimpleGifts with Billy McLaughlin, The Young and the Rest…

SimpleGifts with Billy McLaughlin, The Young and the Rest..., October 6, 2019Sunday, October 6, 2019
3:00 p.m.
Single Event Ticket Prices:
Adult – $30, Senior (62+) – $25, Student – $20
Tickets are transferable but are non-refundable

YouTube An acoustic tribute to Neil Young and the rest of your favorite artists who defined an era and whose popularity endures – Crosby, Stills and Nash, The Eagles, Joni Mitchell and more.

Pat Donohue and the Prairie All Stars, A Special Holiday Show

Pat Donohue and the Prairie All StarsFriday, December 6, 2019
7:30 pm
Single Event Ticket Prices:
Adult – $25, Senior (62+) – $20, Student – $15
Tickets are transferable but are non-refundable

 

YouTube These spontaneous virtuoso musicians will kick-start your holidays with seasonal music ranging from the traditional to classical, blues, and Pat’s hilarious, original songs and parodies, for what promises to be an evening of festive holiday fun.

Dear Lenny : Bernstein’s Life in Songs & Letters

Dear Lenny : Bernstein’s Life in Songs & Letters, January 4, 2020Saturday, January 4, 2020
7:30 pm
Single Event Ticket Prices:
Adult – $25, Senior (62+) – $20, Student – $15
Tickets are transferable but are non-refundable

with Dan Chouinard, Diana Grasselli, Bradley Greenwald & Prudence Johnson

YouTube Dear Lenny is a tribute to Leonard Bernstein’s commitment to music, love and the artist as a progressive social activist. Bernstein’s masterpieces from Broadway, the concert hall and the silver screen will be presented in a theatrical concert, ending with a Sing-a-Long of music from West Side Story.

The Mahtomedi Music Faculty Concert

The Mahtomedi Music Faculty Concert, February 9, 2020Sunday, February 9, 2020
3:00 pm
Single Event Ticket Prices:
Adult – $20, Senior (62+) – $15, Student – $12
Tickets are transferable but are non-refundable

 

YouTube In addition to being terrific teachers, these gifted musicians display their talents individually and collectively in a program of diverse, fun and entertaining offerings. Proceeds support the Kelly Spaulding Memorial Scholarships and school music programs.