August 11, 2016


August 11….2016 Summer Showcase Series - The Buddy Holly Center is gearing up for another summer of music and fun with the 2016 Summer Showcase Concert Series. This week, Wade Parks plays Americana and Folk. Summer Showcase 2016 is free to the public. There will be a cash bar, food and beverages available for purchase. Please, no outside beverages are allowed. Performances are every Thursday evening from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm in the Meadows Courtyard, 1810 Crickets Avenue.

August 12….Songwriters: Ryan Todd Garza and Caleb Jude Green - Join us as we spotlight these refreshingly creative singer-songwriters as they share their musical journey and the stories behind their songs. Individually and collaboratively, these two storytellers shine a light on the creative process that goes into crafting lyrics, melody and rhythm. You'll thoroughly enjoy the musical spirit that these two artists embody in their work - and the genuine, free-flowing camaraderie they share onstage. Reserved seating only $10 for floor seating; special $8 balcony seats (excluding box seats) for this special night of song. Please contact the box office at 806-762-3233 or visit to purchase tickets. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

August 12, 13 (Repeats August 19, 20)…. Moonlight Musicals Presents: "Carousel" - For the finale of Lubbock Moonlight Musicals 11th summer season, the timeless Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, Carousel, will be presented in the beautiful Moonlight Musicals Amphitheatre. Carousel was the second musical penned by the team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, with their first being Oklahoma! in 1943. Carousel opened on Broadway on April 19, 1945, with an initial run of 890 performances. Featuring such well-known tunes as “If I Loved You”, “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone”, Carousel is a musical masterpiece with a timeless message of love, hope, and forgiveness. Join Lubbock Moonlight Musicals this August for a Carousel-ride you will never forget. Picnics and coolers welcome! For tickets visit Select-A-Seat at or call (806) 770-2000. Moonlight Musicals Amphitheatre, 413 East Broadway; Gates open at 7 p.m., and the performance begins at 8 p.m.

August 13….8th Annual Vamos a Pescar - Bring your lawn chairs, sunscreen and water bottles and join us at this annual family fishing event. This is a ree event for all ages. Pre-register online: or register on site the day of the event. For more information call 792-1212. Buddy Holly Recreation Area, Off of North University on Cesar Chavez Dr.

August 13….Lubbock Downtown Farmer’s Market - Held each Saturday, June through October, this unique gathering of area producers, specialty food and beverage providers and select artisans specializing in homegrown or homemade. Held in the Depot District area, this weekly event has become a highlight of the summer months and offers something for everyone. Support your local growers and be part of the "locally produced" movement. Be there at 9 a.m. – produce is available until vendors sell out! Tornado Gallery,1822 Buddy Holly Avenue; 9 a.m.

August 13….The KING Summer Fling at Buffalo Springs Lake - There will be events for the entire family to participate in to win cash prizes – including a Hole-in-One contest, Sandcastle Building contest, Hot Dog Eating contest, Fishing Tournament and Water Toy Races! There is $2500 in prize money – and you could win your share! Contesting begins at 9 a.m. Live music will start at the gazeebo at Mad Mike’s Marina at 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Mystery Stain will perform on the Meadow stage from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The awards presentation will happen at 8 p.m. on the Meadow Stage.The Ducks (aka Whips-n-Kisses) will start the after-party concert at the Meadow Stage at 9 p.m. and rock it out until 11 p.m.! Some contests have limited amount of spaces available so please make sure to pre-register on Friday, August 12, 2016 at the Lakeside Grocery Store between 6pm – 8pm. Your pre-registration form will gain the contestant free entry into the gate at Buffalo Springs Lake onSaturday, August 13, 2016 until midnight.Free gate entry will be for the contestant only, friends and family of the contestant will be required to pay the regular Buffalo Springs Lake gate fee. When pre-registering for the contest(s) you would like to participate in – you will be given rules for the contest and have the opportunity to ask the event organizers any questions. You are allowed to pre-register for multiple contests. For more information visit Buffalo Springs Lake, 9999 High Meadow Rd; 9 a.m.

August 13….The Roundtable presents: Denise Thetford, Buckner Foundation "Protect Children, Strengthen Families, It's What We Do in Lubbock - Since 1958!"
- Our luncheons are held at Hillcrest Country Club 4011 N Boston Ave, Lubbock. North on University past State Living Facility to Newcomb, left for about 4 blocks and you will come to the entrance of the Hillcrest Country Club at Boston and Newcomb. Meeting Format: People arrive about 11 a.m. to start registering, pay for lunch and some socializing. Food service starts at 11:15 followed by introductions and announcements at 11:30.The speaker will start about 11:50 and be finished with the program and questions from the audience by 1 p.m.The public is invited. Lunch/attendance is fifteen dollars ($15) per person. Limited menu includes beverage and dessert. There are no membership fees or dues associated with attending the functions. Any extra monies that you would like to contribute will go towards the speakers lunch and towards our Honors College Scholarship fund at Tech. Our Saturday luncheons are a great way to (1) learn more about current global/US/Texas/Lubbock issues and events, (2) meet other people in area who may become lifetime friends (3) feel more at home in Lubbock. Most wear business or business-casual attire. No RSVP is necessary. Show up whenever your schedule allows, feel free to bring a guest(s) and email this invitation to anyone you think might be interested. For more information email Marie Evans at this address:

August 13….The Life and Art of Henri Matisse with Christian Conrad - Saturday Lectures at LHUCA is an informal conversation over the life and work of contemporary artists. It’s a stress-free opportunity to examine the art and ideas that underlie much of the modern art world. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and join the conversation. This event is free to the public. For more info visit LHUCA, 511 Ave K; 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

August 13….A Tribute to Garth / Keith Whitley / Reba / Alabama - Garth Brooks became the biggest-selling recording artist in the history of country music with smash hits like "Friends In Low Places" and "The Dance". Keith Whitley began his career in bluegrass in the early '70s....moving steadily into hardcore country in the 1980s and bursting onto the national scene with the hits "Miami My Amy", "When You Say Nothing At All" and "Don't Close Your Eyes". Reba McEntire - the redhead vocal powerhouse who morphed into the superstar who only needs ONE name - dominated the female awards category for nearly three decades. Reba crossed over from country music to the pop charts; the silver screen; the stages of Broadway; and, of course, television. Alabama - the most successful group in the history of the country genre - scored an astounding 41 chart-topping hits from the late 1970s into the new millennium. Join the Stars of the Cactus as they deliver this timeless tribute to four of country's greatest all-time hit-makers. Reserved floor seats for this night of country classics are only $20; standard balcony seats are only $ get your tickets today! Please contact the box office at 806-762-3233 or visit to purchase tickets. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m

August 13….Hot August Nights Concert Series – Come out and enjoy Doodling Hogwollops and Sugarwitch. Due to a 90% chance of rain on Saturday the Doodlin' Hogwallops/Sugarwitch show has been moved to THE SHACK 2309 N. Frankford Ave in Lubbock. Doors will remain at 9 p.m. Cover changed to $8. No meal but bar open for business.

August 14….11th Annual K-9 SplashFest - "CALLING ALL DOGS!" What could be more fun than a splash party for your dogs! Join Parks and Recreation for their 11th Annual K-9 SplashFest! Dogs must have proof of current vaccinations or 2016 tags and be on a leash. Aggressive dogs and females in season will not be admitted. Cost is $2.50 for adults, $2 youth 17 and under, and dogs get in free! Contests include the Swimsuit (costume) Competition, Retrieving, 25-Yard Swim Race and Diving. For more information, call (806) 775-2670! Clapp Pool, 46th and Avenue U; 1 - 5 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Winner(s)....

The Question: The most popular and widely-known version of "(Ghost) Riders In The Sky" was recorded by Johnny Cash in the late 1970s. Can you name the lesser-known Southern Rock band that recorded an earlier version of that classic song?

Answer: The Outlaws

Winners: Brenda M.
and Rusty P. from Lubbock
Looking Ahead in the Calendar....
August 19….1969: Woodstock Revisited
August 19-20….C.A.T.S. Playhouse Presents” Winnie the Pooh”
August 20….Back 2 School Kick Off
August 20….The Legendary Gene Watson in Concert
August 26…Soft Side of the '70s: Unforgettable Pop-Rock Classics
August 26….Gallagher Smash

August 26 - 28….Hub City Comic Con
August 27….Ninth Annual West Texas Warbirds Event

August 27….The Roundtable presents: Dr. Berhl Robertson
August 27….Hub City On Tap
August 27….Summer of '16 Beach Party: All-Time Greatest Hits

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