The Day The Music Died: American Pie

Members and Non-Members: Free-will donation
May 16
7:00 PM
Lauridsen Performing Arts Theatre

The Day The Music Died: American Pie

Join us for a screening of The Day The Music Died: American Pie on Thursday, May 16th at 7:00pm. Free will Donation

On February 3, 1959, American rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and "The Big Bopper" J. P. Richardson were all killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, together with pilot Roger Peterson. The event became known as "The Day the Music Died" after singer-songwriter Don McLean referred to it as such in his 1971 song "American Pie".

The story of America - our past and our future. More than just a song or a man, this film is about a cultural moment in America's history that has followed us from the 1970s. Featuring a new generation of artists, inspired by the same values & ideas that inspired Don McLean in writing American Pie -- one of the great musical touchstones of pop music and culture.

Sponsored by Connie Valens

Watch the trailer: