The official live and authentic re-creation of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper will hit the stage at Alabama Theatre when John Mueller brings his 50's Dance Party to town. The event features over two hours of high-energy entertainment that features all the great hits from the 50's.
Tony Butala, Donovan Tea, and Bobby Poynton are The Lettermen. They have eighteen Gold Albums worldwide and have grossed over $25 Million in record sales. All of that in addition to five Grammy nominations, an Andy Award, and a Cleo Award attest to the popularity that has endured through several generations. With over 10,000 sold out shows to their credit and hundreds of live shows per year since 1961, The Lettermen are constantly sending valentines to their audience with each and every love song. The versatility of group members and personal tastes let each display a variety of musical styles - adapting through the years to include whatever the current trend may be. Through the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s, the Lettermen continue to release albums and perform live all over the world. Whether singing acapella or while backed by an entire symphony orchestra, The Lettermen's theme still remains - the love song. Lending that famous harmony to every arrangement, they have proven that love ballads have an appeal that knows no boundaries and will continue to stand the test of time for years to come.
An evening filled with classic motown songs of the 50’s and 60’s. Original Drifters hits like “Under the Boardwalk”, “This Magic Moment”, “Up On The Roof”, “Save the Last Dance For Me”, and “On Broadway”. The Coasters are an American rhythm and blues/rock and roll vocal group that had a string of hits in the late 1950s. Although the Coasters originated outside of mainstream doo-wop, their records were so frequently imitated that they became an important part of the doo-wop legacy through the 1960s. They became known as the “Clown Princes of Rock N Roll” for their humorous rock and roll songs with a solid rhythm and blues underpinning. You’ll listen to their hits like “Yakety Yak”, “Charlie Brown”, “Searchin’” and “Young Blood”. Hear Platters hits like “Only You (And You Alone)”, “The Great Pretender”, “(You’ve Got) The Magic Touch”, “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” and “With This Ring”.
The mission of the CBMA Awards is to promote Carolina Beach Music, its influences and offshoots and the unique Carolina lifestyle by the presentation of a first class awards show that originates each November in North Myrtle Beach, SC. The show honors winners in various categories and remembers the pioneers who originated this music and helped make it great. Those honored are performers, songwriters, radio personalities, mobile DJ's, dancers, producers, engineers, promoters and others who have been integrally involved with the music's success. The further overall purpose is to keep this music alive by getting young people involved in this fun yet clean cut music, to give the music its deserved recognition, respect and credibility, and to bring diverse people together in an upbeat harmonious manner. The CBMA Awards have become an icon of Carolina Beach Music and the home of this southern tradition.