Sat13May20178:00 PMCrossings Event at The Zumbrota State Theatre
Johnny Rogers: Buddy and Beyond
Johnny Rogers will transport his audience back in time when you could go to your favorite malt shops with your favorite girl and dance to your favorite bands. “Buddy & Beyond: The History of Rock ’n Roll” is a tribute to the music of the legends of rock ’n roll.
His show will start with Rogers’ uncanny portrayal of Buddy Holly and go on with tributes to legends Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ricky Nelson and Chuck Berry. The show climaxes with his portrayal of the King himself, Elvis Presley.
Performing on stage with some of the biggest names in the business and entertaining for four U.S. presidents, among his many fans Rogers is already considered by many to be one of the best entertainers on today’s music scene.
His stage presence echoes the king of rock ’n roll and his guitar licks blend the skills of Chet Atkins and Jimi Hendrix. Rogers was nominated for best show in Branson, Mo. in 2009 and 2010, and Branson critic Gary Wackerly says he’s the best entertainer he’s seen in his 25 years.
Rogers has performed at the London Paladium and the Cavern Club, as well as the Surf Ballroom (site of Holly’s final show), the Clovis Music Festival, and the Music City Theater in Branson, Mo.
“I have been asked who put on the best show doing Buddy Holly. The guy I enjoyed hearing the most was Johnny Rogers. I’m also impressed with the way he does other artists and would like to hear him again. His performance, look, and mannerisms remind me of my brother.”
– Larry Holly (Buddy’s brother)