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Winter dance party at Pala Casino to pay tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper

30 December 2015

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Three super legends of rock and roll will be honored at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 5, on the Events Center stage when Pala Casino Spa and Resort hosts John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party, the official tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. Tickets, $25, will go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, January 8, with no service charge, at the Pala box office and at 1-877-946-7252. Tickets also will be available at and 1-800-585-3737.

Mueller, the critically acclaimed former star of the U.S. touring version of the London/Broadway hit musical, “Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story,” performs as Buddy Holly. Ray Anthony, a renowned star of the Legends of Rock and Roll show at the Imperial Palace in Las Vegas, performs as Ritchie Valens. Linwood Sasser fills the legendary footsteps of The Big Bopper.

The three artists will perform all of their major hits in solo sets before a grand finale song with all three performing together. After the show, the artists will be available to meet and greet with fans and pose for photographs.

Pala is located in Northern San Diego County; from San Diego/Riverside, take I-15 to Highway 76 east five miles; from Los Angeles County and Orange County, take I-5 south to Highway 76 east, then travel 23 miles. Pala is 15 miles north of Escondido, 12 miles south of Temecula.

Additional Shows Coming to Pala:

—New Year’s Eve Party with Cougrzz Rock, 9 p.m., Thursday, December 31, Infinity. Tickets, $35, at
—The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards; The Dramatics featuring L. J. Reynolds, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, January 16, 2016, Events Center. Tickets, $65, $55, $45, $35 at
—Spiritual Medium Tim Braun, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, January 23, 2016, Infinity. Tickets, $35, $25, at
—Arrival From Sweden, The Music of ABBA, 7 p.m., Saturday, February 13, 2016, Infinity. Tickets, $48, $40, at
—Tinh Tu Mua Xuan (Spring Love and Lovers), 7:30 p.m., Saturday, February 13, Events Center. Tickets, $100, $60, $50, $40, at and all Vietnamese ticket outlets.
—Men of CAVE Ladies Night, 7 p.m., Thursday, February 18 (For 10 consecutive Thursdays), Underground Wine CAVE. Tickets, $30, at
—Ronnie Milsap, “The Farewell Tour,” 8 p.m., Friday, February 19, 2016, Events Center. Tickets, $45, at
—Anjelah Johnson, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 19, Events Center. Tickets, $75, $45, $35, $25, at

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