Buddy Holly’s Tour of Stars to perform on Auburn Ave stage in March

Tribute artist Ryan Coleman brings back the classic sound of Buddy Holly in a pair of concerts March 9-10 at the historic Auburn Avenue Theatre.

  • Friday, February 17, 2012 6:53pm
  • Life

Ryan Coleman – as Buddy Holly – is regarded as one of the top tribute artists in the region.

Tribute artist Ryan Coleman brings back the classic sound of Buddy Holly in a pair of concerts March 9-10 at the historic Auburn Avenue Theatre.

The high-energy show recreates the star-studded rock tours of the late 1950s, honoring the spirit of the artists in their original performances. Coleman joins Paul Eddy and Jim Kleinbeck portraying Holly’s fellow rock-n-roll pioneers, Ritchie Valens and “The Big Bopper” J.P. Richardson.

The show features a five-piece band of seasoned musicians backing the tribute artists to perform such favorites as “La Bamba”, “Chantilly Lace”, “That’ll be the Day”, “Maybe Baby”, “Peggy Sue” and “Oh Boy!”

Rockabilly legends Wanda Jackson (Stephanie Leeper) and Eddie Cochran (Chris Walter) also are featured.

In 2010, Buddy Holly’s Tour of Stars performed a Concert for Cullen, raising funds for Cullen Steele, a Kent boy and Auburn student with pulmonary hypertension. The event raised more than $4,000 toward Cullen’s medical expenditures.

The March concerts begin each night at 7:30. Tickets are $17 for adults, $15 for students and seniors. There is 20 percent discount off the ticket price for groups of 10 or more.

Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com or by calling the box office at 253-931-3043 on Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m.-noon,.

About Summit Productions

Coleman and Leeper formed Summit in 2010, with a goal to provide quality theatre and music performances to the entire Puget Sound region. They focus on featuring local, talented artists with families and full- or part-time jobs.

More in Life

Zucchini anyone? Plan now to turn garden overflow into healthy, economical meals – and reduce waste

Is your garden brimming with cucumbers, zucchini and kale? For Auburn residents… Continue reading

Warning signs of suicide, and how to help

By MultiCare Health System More than 300 million people of all ages… Continue reading

Auburn Symphony opens season with a concert embracing art

The Auburn Symphony begins a new season with a stunning visual concert… Continue reading

City’s Bravo Performing Arts season opens

Comedy, legendary rock music acts to step on September stage

Poet’s corner

Pitts-berger Steal-ers thought they could steal the game but ended up in… Continue reading

Parrot in the Park | Poet’s corner

There was a parrot living in Pacific City Park. The parrot didn’t… Continue reading

10th annual Hops & Crops Music and Beer Festival to come alive at Mary Olson Farm

Northwest brews and music on tap for Sept. 14; tickets on sale

Curtis Stone is a Michelin Star chef, restaurateur, author and media personality. He began his cooking career in his homeland of Australia and later honed his skills at Michelin starred restaurants in London under renowned chef Marco Pierre White. COURTESY PHOTO
Award-winning chef and TV personality coming to Southcenter

Curtis Stone hostd ‘Coffee with Curtis’ event at Albert Lee Appliance on Sept. 19

Auburn-area library program listings | September

Activities for families and children, teens and adults

Poetry at Rainbow Café hosts Brendan McBreen on Monday, Aug. 5

The Poetry at the Rainbow Café welcomes Brendan McBreen on Monday, Aug.… Continue reading

Auburn community calendar | Aug. 1

Events, benefits and entertainment listings

Transformed in Kent

Convention has something for everyone who is a fan, follower of the mighty robots and their films