September 4, 2014


September 4 – 7….26th Annual National Cowboy Symposium
–. The purpose of the NCSC is to celebrate and preserve our Western heritage and cowboy culture for those who know and love it, and to introduce new audiences to the heritage and culture so they may embrace it as well. The event schedule includes entertainers, poetry and storytelling, western writers and authors panels, film and movie seminars, a Youth Wild West Day, horse-handling demonstrations, a horse-themed parade, Native American Indian activities and presentations, the ever-popular Chuck Wagon Cook-off and exhibits of Western artworks and merchandise. The 2014 NCSC is slated to feature more than 60 cowboy and cowgirl poets, musical acts, storytellers, more than 100 exhibit spaces filled with the best in Western art and goods, chuck wagons and other special presenters and presentations. The event also includes the National Championship Chuck Wagon Cook-off. For tickets and other information call 806.798.7825 or visit The NCSC is truly the premier event of its kind in the country! Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane. For various event times, see for details.

September 5….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 orpick 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 5…. Buddy Holly Center’s 15th Anniversary – This free event is for all ages, held during the First Friday Art Trail. At Buddy Holly Center’s 15th Anniversary Celebration, the band Touch of Soul will be performing funk music in the Meadows Courtyard from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., and “Buddy Holly Glasses,” a craft activity, will be in the Education Space for all ages to enjoy. For more information call 806.775.3560. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave, 6 – 9 p.m.

September 5….Color Wonderland 5K - Worlds Largest Neon Paint Run & Party – Come and join the World's Largest Paint Run & Party with Neon LIQUID paint! Portion of proceeds will be donated to the Bridge of Lubbock! Only 80 Paint Blast After Party tickets left, for only $10! Register: Buffalo Springs Lake, Comanche Road & Comanche Drive; 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.

September 5….Thank You, Buddy Holly - From: Lubbock
Legendary West Texas artists join together to pay tribute to Lubbock's biggest music legend of all - Buddy Holly! Join us for a real celebration of our musical heritage! This is the music that inspired the Beatles, Rolling Stones and every music generation that followed! Thank you - Buddy Holly! Please call the cactus theater box office at 806-762-3233 to inquire about the special privileges and benefits of balcony box seating. Tickets are $20.00. Cactus Theater, 1801 Buddy Holly; 7:30 p.m.


September 6….Hike 4 Health - Hike 4 Health is a FREE event with activities for the whole FAMILY! Win lots of cool prizes and enjoy our trail of exciting outdoor activities! Bring the kids and be ready to get active. You and your family will participate in a short hike with educational booths that emphasize the importance of fitness, preservation of natural resources, and unstructured outdoor play. At the trail-head, you will receive a passport where you can earn points for each educational activity that you participate in. At the end of the trail, you will be able to redeem your points for prizes. All prizes are donated by our partnering organizations. For more information visit Lubbock Lake Landmark, 2401 Landmark Drive; 9 a.m.- 12 noon.

September 6….The Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market
Time for the Farmers Market! Through the end of season in October, the market will be open every Saturday. There will be lots of vendors including Sunburst Farms, Crazy Hoe Farms, Harden Farms, Apple Country, Crusty's Wood Fired Pizza, Juicy Lucy’s Veggies, Dutch Cheesemaking, Wolf Creek Farms, Pullen Produce, Kelly B Jammin’, Simply Decadent Bakery, South Plains Foodbank GRUB Farm , Nancy Hubbard, Honeys Farm Fresh, Holy Cow Beef, and Dessert Flirt.
Visit for more info.
Depot District, 19th & Buddy Holly Avenue; 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

September 6….Disney Jr. Live on Tour
- Grab your tiaras and doubloons and join us for Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure. Mickey and Minnie are taking their seats too at this never-before-seen live show featuring your favorite characters from Disney Junior's hit series, Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates. Get swept up in the excitement as Sofia and her family prepare for a royal celebration that helps us all learn the true meaning of being a princess with a special appearance from Cinderella. Then it's off to Never Land where Jake and his swashbuckling friends Izzy and Cubby, with a little help from Peter Pan, battle Captain Hook to unlock treasure hidden inside a mysterious volcano. It's danger and dueling on the high seas as Jake discovers what it takes to be a true hero. Filled with new music, amazing effects, thrilling action and endless surprises, your whole family will sing, shout, and soar into the action when Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure sails into your hometown. Special bonus! Starting ten minutes before every performance join loveable Doc McStuffins for a special pre-show! You can help Doc take care of one of her beloved toys with her own special brand of love and magic. Free to all ticket holders. Ages one and older require a ticket. Tickets are $20 - $40 and can be purchased at Select-A-Seat City Bank Coliseum, 2720 Drive of Champions; 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

September 6….Lubbock Fun Club Singles "SOS" Potluck Picnic - Hey SOS’ers! We’re having a picnic! WooHoo! Bring your single friends. Our married “singles” are invited! If you are in contact with any of our “previous” singles that have gotten married, please pass this along. We are excited see our past members! This will be a potluck picnic so bring your favorite dish & plenty of water/thirst quenchers! We do have the large awning rented by the playground and there are trees for shade. Also, there are bathrooms, walking track (bring your walking shoes!), volleyball court/basketball court. Bring your lawn chairs, sunscreen, frisbees, water guns or any other games you want to bring and PLEASE - BE SURE TO HYDRATE BEFORE YOU COME OUT! SOS will provide plates, cups, plastic ware. See you Saturday! For any questions please call Robbie, 790-7578 or Jan at 778-0419. McCullough Park, 88th & Flint Ave; 6:30 p.m.

September 6….Winnebago Whoopie -
This new original Cactus creation takes you on a musical tour of Texas towns! The hilarious comedic antics of Jane Prince Jones and Kurt Kiser will have you rolling in the aisles!! You'll hear songs from El Paso to Dallas and from Amarillo to San Antone performed by the best country singers in West Texas! Join us on this fun filled adventure through Texas in true Cactus style! Starring: Kurt Kiser, Jane Prince Jones, Jeff Bailey, Amber Pennington, Jason Fellers, Bristi McHam, Kassidy King, and the Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine. Please call the box office at 806-762-3233 to inquire about the special privileges and benefits of balcony box seating. Tickets are $25.00. Cactus Theater, 1801 Buddy Holly; 7:30 p.m.

September 6 – 7….South Plains Balloon Roundup Rally - Spectators can get up close and personnel with the balloons! Great experience for kids of all ages! Balloons will lift off each morning at sunrise (approximately 7 - 7:30 a.m. - weather permitting) from the gold course (west end of lake). Cost: Adult entry (12yrs and up) $6.00. For more information visit Buffalo Springs Lake, 9999 High Meadow Rd; 7 a.m.

September 6 - 7….Buddy's 78th Birthday Bash – The Buddy Holly Center is excited to announce Buddy’s 78th Birthday Bash in honor of Lubbock’s most famous son, Buddy Holly. Patrons are invited to tour the Center on September 6th – 7th. There will be events and activities for the whole family! David Leake: Impressions of Musicians will be on display in the Foyer Gallery and Art in Common will be on display in the Fine Arts Gallery. “shoebox guitars,” a craft activity will be available in the education space and an “instrument petting zoo” will be available in the Allison house, each until 4:30 p.m. at Buddy’s Birthday Bash Reception birthday cupcakes and punch will be served at 1 p.m. Allison Firefly will be performing rock 'n' roll in the Meadows Courtyard from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. For more information call 806.775.3560. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave; 1- 5 p.m.

September 7…. An Open Book: An Evening with Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October - Promising to be raw, emotional, and interactive, Justin Furstenfeld, vocalist/songwriter/guitarist for the Platinum-selling band Blue October, will perform "An Open Book: An Evening with Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October" with special guest Ashleigh Stone in the intimate Cactus Theater. This once in a lifetime show will consist of spoken word, a Q&A session, and an acoustic set of songs never before heard, as well as stripped down and softer versions of Blue October fan-favorites. Please call the cactus theater box office at 806-762-3233 to inquire about the special privileges and benefits of balcony box seating. Tickets are $25.00. Cactus Theater, 1801 Buddy Holly; 8 p.m.

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