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Tejano concert, ’59 Dance Party at Globe Theatre

The historic Globe Theatre in Bertram is hosting two upcoming live performances: David Lee Garza y Los Musicales (pictured) on Jan. 30 and the annual Winter of ’59 Dance Party on Feb. 6. Courtesy photo

Live performances sell out at the Globe Theatre in Bertram, especially when dancing is involved. Tickets are now available online for shows on Jan. 30 and Feb. 6.

David Lee Garza y los Musicales perform Tejano and Conjunto music at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30. A week later, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, the annual Winter of ’59 Dance Party features tributes to Ritchie Valens, the Big Bopper, and Buddy Holly.

Garza has won three Grammy awards for his special blend of country, Tex-Mex, and Tejano. With 30 years in the business, he has perfected his accordion-style sound, which is easily recognizable by Tejano fans everywhere.

Tickets are $25 for general admission and $35 for mezzanine, which includes a private bar and seating.

Fans of the Globe's Winter of ’59 Dance Party usually come dressed in poodle skirts and rolled-up bluejeans. Performers include Rian Castillo as Ritchie Valens, Roger Wallace as the Big Bopper, and Brent Wilson as Buddy Holly. Special guests are Floyd Domino on piano, Lisa Pankratz on drums, Brad Fordham on bass, and Janet Lynn, vocals.

Ted Smouse of KOOP Radio hosts and emcees the awards for Best Dressed, given out between sets.

The fun begins at 4 p.m. with a classic car drive-up. Locals Neighborhood Grub food truck will be on hand selling cheeseburgers, brisket nachos, and grilled cheese sandwiches. Beer and wine also will be available for purchase.

Doors open for the dance party at 6 p.m., when early birds can watch a behind-the-scenes video. The music starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for ages 13 and older and $5 for ages 3-12. All tickets purchased online guarantee a seat.

Standing-room only for tickets at the door, which are cash only. That applies to both shows.

editor@thepicayune.com

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