Friday Art Trail - See the regular
art venues...plus the exciting monthly additions
showcasing art and artists downtown and throughout
Lubbock. Catch a trolley or bus at many of the
locations or pick up a FFAT map at any of the
venues to see the art that can be found throughout
the community each month during the event. First
Friday Art Trail trolleys run continuously in
downtown Lubbock during FFAT hours. Trolleys are
free and you will find a "trolleyteer"
on each trolley who is a treasure trove of info
about FFAT and the arts in Lubbock and will help
you navigate with ease. The trail runs throughout
downtown and the Depot District 6 to 9 pm
September 1….The Legendary Song Jammers:
A Tribute to the Late, Great Marty Robbins
- The Legendary Song Jammers is a group
of seasoned West Texas musicians with a long history
of performing with well-known artists from all
over the country. The group consists of lead singer
and bass player Jerry Brownlow; lead guitarist
Steve “ Gittar” Williams; pianist,
guitarist and vocalist Cary C Banks; and drummer
and vocalist Curtis McBride. Having performed
several successful Merle Haggard tribute shows,
the group’s most recent endeavor is a tribute
to legendary singer and songwriter, Marty Robbins.
Tickets for the Friday night concert are $20 for
reserved floor seats and $15 for standard balcony.
Limited box seats available for $40 (includes
concessions with ticket). Box office open 3:00-5:30
p.m. daily or call (806) 762-3233 or order tickets
online at cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812
Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 pm.
1 - 2 (Repeats
Sept. 8-9)….CATS Playhouse
Presents: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
- In August and September, CATS Playhouse will
transform into the most enchanted forest in all
of theater in Shakespeare’s beloved comedy,
“ A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
When the merry sprite Puck meddles with a magical
love potion, young lovers lost in the woods mysteriously
find themselves infatuated with the wrong person
in this hilarious, fairy tale fantasia that proves
the course of true love never did run smooth.
Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for students and
seniors, can be purchased at www.catsplayhouse.com
or at the door. CATS Playhouse, 2257 34th St;
Performances are at 7:30 pm
Many more listings can be
seen by clicking the "Calendar" tab
at the top of this page!
2….Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market
for best in local produce, handmade and artisan
products? If the answer is YES...then visit the
Downtown Farmers Market each Saturday at 19th and
Buddy Holly Ave from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a taste
of downtown Lubbock, and the finest in local produce,
meat, dairy, cheese. baked goods and arts. The full
2017 market season will be every Saturday from June
3rd to October 28th from 9 a.m. until vendors sell
out. For info, visit lubbockdowntownfarmersmarket.com/.
We look forward to seeing you every Saturday at
the Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market at 19th Street
& Buddy Holly Ave.
September 2 -3….Model
Airplane Competition - The James
Mears Memorial Combat is an annual model airplane
competition. It is an air-to-air combat event, free
to watch and fun for the whole family. For more
information, call Bob at (806) 778 5465. It will
be held at the Lt. Col. George Andrew Davis, Jr.
Field, 15th Street and Inler Avenue (FM 179); 9
am. – 5 pm.
7….Buddy’s Birthday Bash
- In honor of the 81stbirthday of Buddy Holly, Lubbock’s
most famous son the Center will be open free of
charge, with events scheduled throughout the day.
Since opening in 1999, the Buddy Holly Center has
worked to preserve the legacy of Buddy Holly’s
very short, but impactful musical career. In just
18 months, Buddy’s new and unique style of
music helped define rock-and-roll and influenced
artists such as Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Rolling
Stones, Eric Clapton and Elton John. In 1986, Rolling
Stone Magazine ranked him as number 13 on its list
of “100 Greatest Artists.” On his 75thbirthday,
Buddy was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk
of Fame. Today, the Buddy Holly Center receives
visitors from all 50 states and 33 foreign countries.
We continue to celebrate his legacy through programs
such as Buddy’s Birthday Bash, The Day the
Music Died, commemorating the plane crash that took
his life, and The Summer Showcase Concert Series,
a series of summer concerts that showcase the best
of independent singer/songwriters.
Schedule of events:
Thursday, September 7th at the Buddy Holly Center
Open 10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Free Admission All Day
The Allison House will be open until 3:30.
Screenings of The Real Buddy Holly Story throughout
Children’s activities: Origami Crickets, Homemade
Maracas and Buddy Glasses 10:00 a.m. – 3:30
p.m. & 5:30 p.m. – 7:30
Free of charge
Buddy's Birthday Bash Reception
Birthday cupcakes & punch will be served
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Dustin Garrett in Concert
Performing Rock & Roll in the Meadows Courtyard.
Food Trucks, Cash Bar, Free Admission, Time: 5:30
– 7:30 pm.