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December 15….Country Christmas: Wendell Sollis & The Sidekicks All Stars - Get ready for some toe tapping, boot-scootin, fiddlin’ music this holiday season, for a night of nostalgia and listening enjoyment. You can sit back, clap your hands, and tap your toes (Small Dance Area by Stage). It will be a great night of Western Swing, Big Band, Classical Country, Cajun, and Christmas favorites. Wendell Sollis, bandleader, is a veteran banjo player, performing since the ’70s. He has performed with The Texas Playboys, Texas Sand and now leads the Sidekicks. He states, “This 11-member band is packed full of talent and will be ready to deliver a night of your favorite oldies. It will be great music - bringing back memories of days gone by. We have so many award-winning musicians, it’s appropriate to call the group all stars”. Among the lineup of players: Steve “Hambone” Ham playing trombone;.Steve Wilkerson, on the clarinet/tenor sax; Bob Baker will play steel guitar; Ronnie Dale Shultz, lead guitar; on the accordion is Ginny Mac. Lucy Dean Record, a 93-year-old keyboard player, has a trophy case filled with musical honors. Brady Rasco and Greg Gibbson twin fiddles; Rodney Lay, on bass; Chad Maines, on drums. This fun-filled event will have concessions available.. For an unforgettable night for your family, friends or business, come and join us! Tickets: Individual seating $30-$25-$20. The eight (8) box seats include complimentary concession throughout the concert at $50 per ticket. Check out the Facebook page at Wendell Sollis and the Sidekicks All Star Band. 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 p.m.

December 15 - 16
….Children and Adults Theatrical Studios Presents: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" - A Charlie Brown Christmas is a 1965 animated television special based on the comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. Produced by Lee Mendelson and directed by Bill Melendez, the program made its debut on CBS on December 9, 1965. In the special, lead character Charlie Brown finds himself depressed despite the onset of the cheerful holiday season. Lucy suggests he direct a neighborhood Christmas play, but his best efforts are ignored and mocked by his peers. After Linus tells Charlie Brown about the true meaning of Christmas, Charlie Brown cheers up, and the Peanuts gang unites to celebrate the Christmas season. "A Charlie Brown Christmas" by Charles M. Schulz, directed by Pat Price. Tickets are $12.00. Go to www.catsplayhouse.com for reservations. Children and Adults Theatrical Studios, 2257 34th Street; House opens at 7 p.m. Performances start at 7:30 p.m.

December 15 - 17….Ballet Lubbock Presents: The Nutcracker - It just isn’t the holidays without Ballet Lubbock’s annual production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. This timeless and magical story of Clara, who dreams that her new toy nutcracker solider has come to life, will delight audiences of all ages. From an epic battle with the Rat King to the magical land of sweets presided over by the Sugar Plum Fairy, this is one performance you won’t want to miss! This year’s performances will feature Ballet Lubbock favorites Lori Wilson and Amar Ramasar as well as the rest of the Ballet Lubbock Company. Come find your inner sugar plum fairy and join Ballet Lubbock for Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, a Lubbock Holiday Tradition. Purchase tickets through Select-A-Seat by calling 770.2000. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Thursday, Friday: 7 p.m., Saturday: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Sunday: 2 p.m.

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December 16….Wreaths Across America Ceremony – All are invited to help honor and remember our Fallen Heroes and teach the next generation about what our veterans have done for us. Shallower Brass Band will be performing. The National Anthem will be performed by a cadet this year followed by a special speaker. People are encouraged to help lay the wreaths. There will be close to 700 wreaths being delivered. The opening ceremony - The Laying of the Wreaths will begin at 9 a.m. The official ceremony that takes place simultaneously across the county will begin at 11 a.m. If anyone has questions they can contact Capt Tammy Preidis with Civil Air Patrol at 806-429-2033. City of Lubbock Cemetery, 2011 E 31st St.

December 16….FirstCare Health Plans presents: Classic Cactus Christmas - Celebrate the season with us Cactus style! You'll enjoy old and new holiday classics performed by your favorite Cactus performers all backed by our incredible house band, the Rhythm Machine! Mark your calendars for this must-see show! Performers include longtime Cactus favorites and some new talents, too! For this show, we'll feature Kenny Maines, Jason Fellers, Craig Elliott, Kurt Kiser, Bethany Longoria, Tiffany Nelson, Addie Bleu Short and Berklee Timmons. Tickets $25 for reserved floor; $20 for standard balcony seating; $50 for box seats (includes box ticket and concessions). Discounted tickets for children 12 and under also available for $10 - and these tickets can be ordered online for the first time this year as well by simply clicking on the desired seat and specifying adult or child seat. 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; doors at 7; show at 7:30 p.m.

December 17 - 18….Caldwell Kids Christmas Celebration - Bring your entire family for a wonderful night for a "Cactus Kids Christmas Celebration." This show will run for two nights - but get your tickets early - this is traditionally one of our most popular Christmas shows! If you have never seen a Cactus Kids Christmas Concert, you are in for a real treat! This is not just your average kids show - these are the BEST OF THE BEST from the Terri Caldwell Music program. Kids from this program have appeared on national television programs such as “America's Got Talent” and “X Factor.” Reserved floor seats and first row of the standard balcony are $25; remainder of standard balcony $20; box seats in balcony are $50 and included concessions. Specially priced tickets for children age 12 and under are $10. In addition to regular tickets for adults, the discounted children's tickets can be purchased online thanks to our new ticket system upgrade. 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 p.m.


December 19….An Evening with Lee Greenwood - Lee Greenwood is an ICON in country music, with more than 30 albums to his credit. With seven #1 songs and 25 charted singles, his hits include: “It Turns Me Inside Out”, “Ring On Her Finger Time on Her Hands”, “I don’t Mind the Thorns if You’re the Rose”, “Dixie Road”, “Somebody’s Gonna Love You”, “Going Going Gone” and “Mornin' Ride”. The CD “American Patriot”, recorded & released in 1992, went platinum in 3 months. Lee Greenwood has won numerous industry awards including CMA Song of the Year in 1985 for writing “God Bless the USA” - voted the most recognizable patriotic song in America. Greenwood says; “USA is the song I always felt the need to write. The song represents my family, my community and those men and women who have paid the price for the freedoms we all love and enjoy.” Special opener is Hannah Jackson accompanied by Ray Espinoza on guitar. Ticket information: $75 VIP/Meet & Greet - first 3 rows (A1, A, B) Reserved floor $50 next 9 rows (C-K) standard balcony $35; balcony box seats $75 (includes ticket and concessions). 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 p.m.

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