September 5, 2013


September 5….Lubbock Fun Club Singles "SOS" Monthly Dinner -
Come and enjoy friends and food as we dine together at Garcia’s Restaurant. As always, let us know you are joining us, so they can have appropriate wait staff and seating! Come have a great time and share a meal together! Tell a friend or bring a friend...but whatever you do, come join the fun with our group! Garcia’s, 5604 Slide Road; 6:30 p.m.

September 5 – 8….25th Silver Anniversary of the National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration -
New attractions include sessions featuring performances by Waddie Mitchell, R.W. Hampton, and Mary Kaye. Historical sessions on “Outlaws and Lawmen” will be scheduled throughout, and other 25th anniversary activities include a Reunion Luncheon on Friday and a special session for all performers on Saturday. The Chuck Wagon Roast Coffee will be featured and for sale during regular show hours in the Exhibit Hall booth and Chuck Wagon area and at the Chuck Wagon Breakfast on Sunday. The purpose of the event is to celebrate, preserve and pass along our western heritage and cowboy culture. To carry out these goals, the event schedule includes a variety of talented performers throughout the day and nationally recognized artists Waddie Mitchell and R.W. Hampton for the Friday and Saturday night performances. Many talented musicians, poets and storytellers from across the nation will gather to perform as well as presentations of Native American demonstrations and dancing, western authors, horse handling demonstrations by Chance O’Neal of the Four Sixes Ranch and world-famous horse clinician Craig Cameron, the Horse Parade, the National Championship Chuck Wagon Cook-Off and exhibits of western artworks and merchandise. The event features more than 100 performers and presenters including cowboy and cowgirl poets, musical acts, storytellers, authentic chuck wagon cooks, special presenters, and exhibit spaces filled with the best in western art and goods. It truly is the premier event of its kind in existence today! One of the largest events annually held in Lubbock, the Symposium draws visitors from many states and multiple nations...and people from more than 30 nations have attended in the previous twenty-four years. The event has activities for the entire family! Show-goers will be able pick and choose from a full schedule of entertainers, western programs, and activities each day of the event. A schedule of events and ticket information may be found on the official web site at . All-inclusive, one-price, “Wrangler Pass” and “Rustler Pass” admission tickets are available prior to the event. The Wrangler passes allow admission and meals for all three days and the Rustler pass is an all-inclusive one day pass for Friday or Saturday. Tickets may be purchased in advance through the office, the web site, or in person at the event. The show is open to the public Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 6-7-8th. Additional information about the event may be obtained at or Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane.

September 6….Buddy Holly Birthday Bash - The Buddy Holly Center invites the community to participate in the First Friday Art Trail and to Buddy’s 77th Birthday Bash Celebration. Buddy’s 77th Birthday Bash Celebration honors the life of Lubbock’s most famous son, Buddy Holly. The Buddy Holly Center will open from 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. for patrons to view its exhibits and enjoy various activities throughout the evening. There will be free admission and refreshments. A cash bar will also be provided. Displayed in the Fine Arts Gallery will be the exhibition, Open Windows, featuring the works of local artist and choreographer, Valerie Komkov Hill. The exhibition highlights her artistic portfolio of paintings and textile creations. The Buddy Holly Center will partner with the Texas Tech University Southwest Collection's Crossroads of Music Archive to present West Texas Guitar in the Foyer Gallery. The exhibition will feature the guitars of notable musicians and songwriters who originated from the West Texas region. During Buddy’s 77th Birthday Bash Celebration there will be a Ribbon Cutting for the opening of J.I. Allison’s house at 5:30 p.m. The home is where J.I. Allison lived as a teenager and where he and Buddy Holly wrote many hits including, "That'll Be the Day". As very special guests, “The Crickets” - J.I. Allison, Sonny Curtis and Joe B. Mauldin - will be in attendance. A reception for the group will follow the ribbon cutting at 6 p.m. There will be birthday cupcakes and punch served. The “Darren Welch Group” will perform rock 'n' roll in the Meadows Courtyard at 6:30 p.m. “Shoebox Guitars,” craft activity, will be in the Education Space for all ages to enjoy. Buddy Holly Center, 19th Street and Crickets Avenue 5:30 – 9 p.m.

September 6….First Friday Art Trail -
See the regular art 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. For more info and complete schedule click HERE! The trail runs throughout downtown and the Depot District from 6-9 p.m.

September 6
(Repeats September 13, 20, 27)….Cactus Theater: A Tribute to Bon Jovi, Journey and Aerosmith - Musically speaking - it doesn't get any more exciting than this! Mega hit songs made famous by rock bands that are bigger than life! Come see how we do Bon Jovi, Journey and Aerosmith at the Cactus Theater! Get ready for "Livin' on a Prayer", "Don't Stop Believing", "Dream On" and many more classic tunes! You will love this concert. Tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased by calling 806.762.3233 or visiting Cactus Theater,1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

September 6….Unsinkable Women: Stories and Songs from the Titanic - A one-woman show written and performed by Deborah Jean Templin. "Wonderfully theatrical and deeply moving...the most affecting version of the Titanic story I have seen." -Jim Morgan, Artistic Director, York Theatre Company, New York City. For more information about Deborah Jean Templin, be sure to visit her website - to learn more about her career and performances. To purchase tickets visit LHUCA Firehouse Theatre, 511 Ave. K; Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and show starts at 8 p.m.


September 7….Walk To End Alzheimer's – Home Instead Senior Care invites seniors to join their team. Free T-shirt for every walker when you sign up with Home Instead. Register at the office or contact Linda Jones at (806) 281-4663. Wells Fargo Amphitheater; 10 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

September 7….Texas Tech Red Raider Football - Making their home-opening 2013 debut, the Texas Tech Red Raiders tackle the Lumberjacks of Stephen F. Austin in the recently-expanded and improved Jones AT&T Stadium. Stadium located at 4th and University; 6 p.m.

September 7….Cactus Theater: Dustin Garrett’s “It’s All About Blues” - Dustin Garrett will be taking center stage in an all new concert, showcasing his amazing skills! Dustin was named a finalist in Guitar Center's "King of the Blues" talent search in 2010 - clearly affirming him as one of the best in America! Dustin's roots are in the Cactus Theater and he has chosen to make it his music home! Not only is Dustin a guitarist extraordinaire, but he is a soulful vocalist and amazing entertainer. Come join us for this wonderful concert as the spotlight shines on Dustin Garrett! Tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased by calling 806.762.3233 or visiting Cactus Theater,1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


September 8….Rockin’ Raider Retro Run – West Texas Endurance is pleased to partner with Texas Tech Residence Halls Association to host this 5K run on campus. Ready to rock out to your favorite tunes from decades past? Join us as we run back in time on the campus of Texas Tech University. Retro is the theme – come dressed in your mini-skirts, bell bottoms, neon, gold chains, sweatbands or maybe even your sequin glove – we know you still have it! Don’t forget your running “kicks” – maybe your Michael Jordans! Watch closely for your favorite “retro” friends – Michael Jackson, Elvis, Village People and many more! See you as we groove the Rockin’ Raider Retro Run. Peace Out! To register visit Texas Tech Spirit Arena (both the Start and Finish line); 7 p.m.

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