The Buddy Holly Center will be open free of charge this Friday in remembrance of “The Day the Music Died.”

February 3rd marks the 53rd anniversary of the tragic plane crash that killed Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. The center will be open with free admission February 3rd and will have free refreshments and a cash bar until 9pm.

Patrons can view all of the exhibits at the center, including the featured exhibit A Few of My Favorite Things by Renee Steger Simpson. Simpson will be at the gallery to visit with attendees. Two screenings will be held of the film Buddy Holly: Rave On at 11am and 2pm.