Buddy Holly

Jim Paul Blair, who played Buddy Holly in a Muskogee Little Theater production of “The Buddy Holly Story,” will revisit the character at the American Heritage Music Festival in Grove. IAN MAULE/Tulsa World

Jim Paul Blair, who has been recreating the Buddy Holly experience, will revisit the character again when he appears in a Buddy Holly & The Legends of Rock and Roll show as part of Jana Jae’s upcoming American Heritage Music Festival in Grove.

Jae, a world-reknowned fiddler who played her signature blue fiddle on “Hee Haw,” has a residence in Grove. The American Heritage Music Festival, scheduled Thursday-Saturday, June 6-8, will include the Grand Lake National Fiddle Fest and a closing night show at the Grove Civic Center. The June 8 show will feature Jae and Barry Patton at 7 p.m. The Blair/Buddy Holly performance will follow at 8 p.m.

Friday entertainment includes the Vogt Sisters, the Oklahoma National Guard Concert Band and a Western swing dance with Bo Posey.

For a schedule, tickets and contest registrations online, go to grandlakefestivals.com. Tickets also can be purchased at the door.

Jimmie Tramel 918-581-8389


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Jimmie is a pop culture and feature writer at the Tulsa World. A former Oklahoma sports writer of the year, he has written books about former Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer and former Oklahoma State football coach Pat Jones. Phone: 918-581-8389