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‘Ricky Nelson Remembered’

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Article Published: May. 9, 2013 | Modified: May. 18, 2013
‘Ricky Nelson Remembered’

Matthew and Gunnar Nelson will perform ‘Ricky Nelson Remembered’ May 17 at the Walker Center in Wilkesboro.

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Ricky Nelson is coming to Wilkesboro’s Walker Center – in a sense.

The Walker Center, on the campus of Wilkes Community College, will present “Ricky Nelson Remembered” May 17 at 8 p.m.

This season-ending show is a unique multimedia entertainment event, featuring the live music of Ricky Nelson’s hit songs, performed by Nelson’s own twin sons, Matthew and Gunnar. The show includes never-before-seen big screen video footage of the Nelson family, with interviews from celebrities influenced by Ricky Nelson.

Matthew and Gunnar Nelson are the identical twin sons of Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Famer Nelson and the grandsons of ’50s TV icons Ozzie and Harriet Nelson.

With their rock band, Nelson, Matthew and Gunnar have five Top 40 Billboard hits, four No. 1 MTV videos and have sold more than 6.5 million albums worldwide.

According to organizers, “This performance … appeals to a wide audience and multiple generations and celebrates the life of America’s original ‘Teen Idol.’ Twenty-seven years have passed since Nelson died in a tragic New Year’s Eve plane crash, but his memory lives on through his sons, as they present ‘Ricky Nelson Remembered.’

Audience members at this final performance of the Walker Center’s 2012-13 season will be given an exclusive preview of what the Walker Center has in store for next season. The center will begin season ticket renewals at the May 17 performance of “Ricky Nelson Remembered” for those in the audience who wish to renew.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact the Walker Center box office at (336) 838-6260 or (

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