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Not Fade Away

Kicking off the 2018-2019 season for the Entertainment Series of Irving will be the music of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, the Big Bopper, the Beach Boys, Elvis, the Beatles and others.  Celebrate over 50 years of Rock n’ Roll hits with the high-energy Buddy Holly tribute band, Not Fade Away, in a special concert at the Irving Arts Center Carpenter Performance Hall, 3333 North MacArthur, on Friday, October 19 at 7:30pm.  Single tickets are $25 (plus $1.50 venue fee) for all seats; discounted admission is available for students and educators. 

For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 972-252-ARTS (2787) or visit   For a video, click here


Not Fade Away was created out of the survival of this incredible, legendary and important music created well over 50 years ago. Having also been a part of many standard tribute shows, Not Fade Away wants to create a new show that will keep this music relevant, give it edge, bring it into today’s music scene, while not forgetting the importance of the music’s place in history and the impact it had on the world. They’re not just looking to dwell on “The Day the Music Died”. These greats were more than their last night on Earth; they were the pioneers of Rock n’ Roll. They gifted an energetic new kind of music, changing the landscape for an entire generation of music listeners and music makers alike. Not Fade Away hopes to revamp and re-gift those songs to a new generation so that they may last another 50 years.

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